Pantry Organization is a must in our home. Staying organized is essential to get the most out of your pantry. Keeping my stockpile organized and inventoried is a must. Without a plan you can easily waste all the time and effort you had put into it.
In my pantry, I like to create zones. Here, I have like items together spaghetti sauce and can goods. Things I use most often I keep them at eye level. I like to have easy access for convenience. My pantry items are accessible and easy to view
You must have a rotation system. Store your newer food items behind the older food items. This is a healthy system to get into. You want to avoid wasting any food. Be careful when stockpiling. For example salad dressings and mayo, I usually don’t stock up on those items. The shelf life is only 1 year and its always on sale.
Continuing your rotation system, write the expiration date on the front of your cereal boxes with a sharpie.
Here’s my re-purposed tiered basket, I had for a zillion years. It’s where I keep my potatoes and onions.
Basket’s are great to have in your pantry. You can place a lot of smaller items in them. I only have two of what you see here. This is what I use often so I keep it at eye level.
This diamond in the ruff….It’s a Storage Rack with clips attached to it. Perfect for sack bags. I got this from where else the Flea Market for only $5. When not in use it can collapse, and be stored away.
It’s use to be a challenge at times to store my snacks. There are so many different ways and ideas to store them. There are various sizes colors and styles. Here, I have my bag snacks on a shelf/rack with hooks on the side. I love this rack it holds a lot of bags.
”Noodle Central!” On that thrifty find… I placed my free noodles on this rack.
Taking advantage of more useful space I screwed hooks on the shelving to hang my frosting.
This rack is from The Home Depot in the closet organization area. It’s supposed to be used for your laundry room. I didn’t see why I couldn’t use it for the pantry. It’s the perfect fit for my kool-aid.
Having extra shelving in the pantry helps when your stockpiling. You don’t need anything fancy. Hubby had some scrap shelving in his shed from another project we did. I had a lot of vertical space above the existing wire shelving so, we took advantage of that valuable unused space.
Invest in containers, sugar, flour, rice, and grains should be removed from it’s original packaging. and be placed in a air tight container. I usually take it a step further and place it in a Ziploc bag then place it in the container for extra protection from critters.
Designate a spot in your home for your stockpile. Having a pantry or basement is great, if you have one. Stockpiling can ensure your future financial relief and never having to rush out for a particular food or household item. Remember pantry organization systems do not have to be fancy and expensive. Thrifty shopping should always be a goal.
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