There are many tools a great cook needs to create the perfect meal night after night. Adequate counter space, working stove and oven, and the proper kitchen tools are all essential. When cooking at home though, there is one other essential aspect that cannot be ignored – a well-organized kitchen. If you have a kitchen pantry, you know how hard it can be to keep it from falling into disarray. Here are some handy tips that will help you keep clutter at bay and your cooking experiences stress-free!
Organize By Type, Not Size
The initial instinct when organizing a pantry is to organize things by size, but this is not always an ideal plan. The best way to arrange things is by type of item. Keep the bread in one area, canned soups in another, and spices separate. This will make it easier on you as you search for things while cooking in your kitchen. Making a salad dressing? All of your oils and vinegars are on one shelf! Even if the bottles vary in size, you will appreciate it in the heat of the moment when find everything you need for your favorite recipe is at the tip of your fingers.
Keep Frequency in Mind
As important as it is to group things by type, it’s also important to keep frequency in mind when organizing your pantry. The things you use most should be around chest height and easily available. Heavier items, such as large bags of rice should stay closer to the floor, lest they be knocked down from somewhere high and cause injury. Another great trick when deciding on pantry product placement is to keep unhealthy snacks such as chips and candy up high, where it will be out of sight and out of easy reach. It is amazing how much easier it is to say no to snacking when you make it just a bit harder for yourself!
Give Closet & Storage Concepts a Call!
Every pantry is different, and all of these tips and tricks may not work for everyone. The bottom line is that your kitchen pantry is unique and sometimes you will need unique solutions to fit your needs. At Closet & Storage Solutions serving Boston and surrounding areas we create custom pantry solutions that will work brilliantly with the space you have available. Whether you need new shelves, racks for canned food, or a simple spice rack, we have you covered here at Closet & Storage Concepts of Massachusetts! Give us a call today to get started on the road to the custom kitchen pantry of your dreams!