Whether you’re looking to lose weight or trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet is a major player in your well-being. If you’re looking into adopting a healthier diet, you may not realize that your pantry organization could be working against you. Here are a few tips from the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto for organizing your pantry to encourage healthy eating.
Make it Visible
One of the first things to do when re-organizing your pantry is to store your food in clear containers. Move bulk items such as rice, pasta, flour, etc. into containers that allow you to see their contents and know how much is left. This will prevent you from repurchasing something you already have, or having to reach for a less healthy option due to running out of something.
The next thing to consider is where you store certain food items in your pantry. Keep staple items on the middle shelf at eye level. This will make it easier to find what you need and streamline the process of cooking at home. Keep less frequently used items such as baking essentials on lower shelves.
Always keep snack foods on higher up. By keeping them up high, you’ll be less tempted to reach for them. Eliminating all treats and unhealthy food that you enjoy will only make you crave them more. Instead, keep treat items in an enclosed space within your pantry. If you can’t see them, they’ll be easier to forget about.
A great finishing touch for your pantry is a menu board. Utilize a simple whiteboard or chalkboard to plan out meals for each day of the week. By hanging it in the pantry, it will be easy to see what’s available and what you will need to buy for each meal. Planning out your meals in advance will make it less of a hassle decide what to cook and reduce to the urge to order takeout.
An organized pantry can make adopting healthy eating habits much easier. To get started on your custom pantry solution call our experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto for a free in-home consultation. You can also stop by our showroom.
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