How to Organize Your Pantry
In the kitchen, an organized pantry is a major must-have. Knowing what items you have and what your inventory is can save you time (and frustration) when you're ready to make a meal. Here, Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to group your items so that they're easy to find and stored properly.
Step 1: Clear It Out
Clear everything out of your pantry and give it a quick cleaning before organizing and restocking.
Step 2: Create Groups
Organize in groups of similar items to make things easy to find the next time you make a meal.
Step 3: Suggestion for Spices
The flavor of spices can be altered by heat, so keep them in the pantry instead of next to the stove.
Step 4: Make Use of Mason Jars
Put grains, cereals, salt and pasta in mason jars so you can see exactly what you have.
Step 5: Proper Storage
Oils, preserves and picked items last longer, so put them in the back so they're out of the way.
Step 6: Label Away
Add interchangeable labels to your shelves for added organization.
Items You'll Need
- Pantry Items
- Mason Jars
- Cleaning Supplies