Kitchens are messy, we all know that. So to make your life easier (you can thank me later) I have mastered three techniques to organize your pantry in under 5 minutes. These are tried and true and will work for ANY household.
- Put all your cereal boxes or bags on the lowest shelf. Next, hire a toddler, or old college roommate, all the same, to dump them out all over the floor. Then grab your broom and sweep it all into your dustpan. Dump it into a large bowl and place it back on the lowest shelf so in the future it’s much easier for your toddler or said college roommate to access.
- I learned from a class in college called Consumer Awareness that grocery stores sell the most products that are at eye level. The same goes for your pantry. The items you need or use the most should be at eye level. That being said, grab all of your chocolate, cookies, ice cream and leftover halloween candy… lets be honest. There is no leftover halloween candy. So grab every other sugary item besides leftover Halloween candy and put it at eye level. This makes “Hungry? Grab a Snickers” so much easier.
- Leave all your glass jars and fragile foods on the edge of the shelf so that when you open the door, you jump into the Hokey Pokey at the speed of light to not upset your giant bowl of mixed cereal that you already beautifully organized. Plus, your toddler has been asking to do the Hokey Pokey for the last 10 minutes anyway. Two birds, one stone.
There you have it! Three techniques to save you time, energy and perhaps money. Have a wonderful Friday you Pantry Organizing Ninja!