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How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 19, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Home and Garden, Tips

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Are you having trouble running your kitchen and keeping it in order? Well, that’s not a problem anymore. You can organize your kitchen pantry and keep it neat and orderly.

Bear in mind that a dirty and messy kitchen is not only an eyesore; it’s also prone to germs which can cause health problems to you and your family later on. Your kitchen pantry should be kept clean and in order all the time. So how is this possible? The following are some tips on how you can organize your kitchen pantry:

  • Store items properly. Avoid storing food items on the pantry shelf at floor level. You can use this portion to keep boxes and other non-food items. You can keep items that you often use on shelves that are easily accessible to you. Items that are not really that heavy can be store on the top shelves.
  • Label your shelves. To make things more organized, you can label the shelves so that items will be returned to their proper places after use. Use an adhesive tape or marker to label the shelves such as condiments, fruits, vegetables, pasta, breads, etc. You can also group together food items. For instance, you can store condiments such as salt and pepper together. Other categories would include powdered substances like baking soda and baking powder; sweeteners such as powdered sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and honey; canned goods; pasta and noodles; beverages such as coffee, tea, powdered milk and chocolate drink; among others.
  • Follow the rule: “First in, first out.” To prevent items from spoiling, try to use food items that will expire first. Arrange them properly on your pantry shelves so that it will be easy for you to identify. Label them too if necessary.
  • Keep your shelves clean. Make sure you regularly clean up your kitchen pantry. As much as possible, wipe off spills and regularly clean your shelves with a cleaning solution to disinfect them from germs and bacteria. You can even use some glass cleaner to clean up the dirt and filth.  You need to keep the food from spoiling too. You can use food wrap on your pantry to prevent spilled food items from staining. Regularly clean your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Remove spoiled and expired food items.

Keeping your kitchen pantry neat and organized is possible by following these simple tips. Keep them clean for you and your family.

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26 Responses to How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry

  1. Mike Davis says:

    Looks great to me–great information–thanks going to use some of your tips too

  2. Nice pantry organization tips.
    I am impressed!

  3. I don’t have a pantry. :( All I have are very small cabinets, and not enough of them. LOL

  4. Dandi D says:

    I really need to organize mine!

  5. Great tips! My pantry is a hot mess.

  6. Penelope says:

    I’m going to need help in my new kitcen…thanks!

  7. Stephanie says:

    great ideas! I’ll have to try these

  8. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    Nice tips. And I could sure use them, my cupboards are a disaster. The biggest problem is that I’m really short and can’t reach the top shelves so I have to shove everything into the bottom shelf!

  9. Nice tips, I have been on an organizing crusade lately!

  10. Mike Davis says:

    well, had to come back and tell you that we are still working on this– but about finished–these tips were great to have, and refered back on twice yesterday.

  11. Billie says:

    Great tips, I wish I had a pantry. I have a utility cart and very little cupboard space.

  12. Jennifer says:

    I am pretty OCD so our pantry is pretty organized but I will still be able to use some of these tips to make it better! thanks

  13. Kelly says:

    I have a really small pantry but it’s a mess. I’m going to put these tips to use.

  14. I definitely need to get better about the first in, first out thing. I’m a little lazy when putting groceries away. Oops.

  15. I need to remember the “first in, first out” method. I hate finding expired food in the pantry.

  16. Stefani says:

    Thanks for the tips. My pantry always needs help.

  17. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    Looks really nice, that would last about a week at my house. Great tips.

  18. Jenn says:

    Thank you! My cabinets (no pantry) are shameful.

  19. beth m says:

    wish I had a pantry to organize

  20. Leilani says:

    My mother-in-law has an awesome pantry where the shelves pull out like drawers, and everything is incredibly organized. My pantry is terrible. It’s one skinny, but deep cabinet. So I have to remove everything if I want something way in the back.

  21. if I only had a pantry that would be fabulous my cabinets are crazy though

  22. Stefanie says:

    I need to clean my pantry!

  23. Marcie W. says:

    I’m a pantry nazi and already follow the “First In, First Out” tip. Another great one is to donate anything that you won’t be using by it’s expiration date.

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