Organizing basics for ALL parts of your home–even your pantry
Define your space – It may seem obvious that a pantry is for storing food but take some time to purposefully think through what you want your pantry to do for you. Food storage, sure. But how about keeping small appliances there? Or overflow items such as extra paper towels? Or your picnic basket? Define the space very specifically and stay within the boundaries you have set.
“Chunk” your work – Break jobs into bite-sized, manageable pieces. Pantries are no exception. You can work on the steps below in a single session or over multiple sessions by working on one pantry shelf at a time or even half a shelf at a time. (Pro tip: treat the pantry floor as a shelf)
Declutter like you mean it – 95% of organizing is decluttering. Discard outdated food and products you haven’t used in years. Combine duplicate items when multiple packages are open. Avoid the temptation to keep something because you have already paid for it. Clutter and excess cost more than they are worth.