By Chief Bargain Hunter Chelsea Thomas
You guys are completely cray for the pantry organisation tips so I got together with Spotlight who know it backwards, to pull together a mini-vid on Instagram and here’s a more in-depth look at how you can be super dooper organised in your kitchen.
LABEL YOUR LIFE AWAY
It’s not rocket science. Get a labeller. I can get carried away with a labeling device (no, your underwear drawer doesn’t need labeling I assure you!) but seriously, for your kitchen pantry, there is no other way to stay organised and on top of where everything is at. If there’s kids with allergies in the home, you can also label your gluten free, soy free, wheat free options versus, well, the delicious midnight treats. Take care to align them, otherwise you’ll be peeling back and re-doing ’cause who can stand a crooked label on a straight row of containers? Not me, said OCD.
CENTRE THE STUFF YOU USE THE MOST
When you’re clearing out your pantry, replace that middle, easy-to-reach shelf with the food products you continually use. Spreads, salt, pepper, nutella (just kidding), cereal, coffee and tea. I wasn’t joking about the Nutella. Moving right along to a good tip about the size of the containers you choose. If you want it to look pretty, then use the same size containers and stack them where possible. It looks much neater than using different shapes and sizes on the same shelf.
CADDIES ARE ALL THE RAGE FOR CONDIMENTS
Timber caddies ($29.99) are a great way to store condiments that you use regularly. You can literally pull the whole caddie out of the cupboard, and it has everything there you need for a BBQ with friends. It stores products neatly as well. Think sauces, olive oil and dressings. You could even store serviettes and knives and forks if you wanted.
BASKETS ON THE BOTTOM SHELF
Potatoes, potatas. Pop them in a basket at the base of your pantry. This tip may not apply to those of you with pull out, narrow pantries. The baskets keep onions, potatoes and larger veggies (that doesn’t require refrigeration) fresh and contained. And if you’re after a rustic vibe, the baskets deliver that style, too. You can throw away the lids if you prefer to keep the baskets open.
SORT YOUR TIN CANS AND JARS ON A SHELFIE
This sounds like a self explanatory tip but many people jam and stack their jars and tinned food in their pantries on top of each other and it’s so difficult to work out what’s actually there. How many of you, re-purchase canned food you already have because you can’t be bothered going through and stacking them correctly? Using a tiered shelf like this can help immensely. And saves you, I don’t know, many a few days a year of looking endlessly into your pantry.
This shelf organiser really helped with getting all those random jars, tidy. For only $29.99 you can get stacking and actually see what you have in stock!
For the end results on video head over to Instagram to check out, pure pantry perfection.
Spotlight collaborated with I Heart Bargains for this insight into how to gain some control over your pantry. 🙂 I bet you’re itching to start yours right now.