- Have what’s needed for meal preparation, dressing up leftovers, and creating holiday treats.
- Keep plenty of healthy snacks and drinks on hand so your family can help themselves.
- Create a grocery list in record time when you can see exactly what needs replenishing.
The dreaded pantry purgeCleaning out jumbled spaces is not everyone’s idea of fun, but there are advocates everywhere, like Jennifer Morrison (star of This Is Us TV series) who claims, “Cleaning is my favorite way to relax. I clear things out and get rid of the stuff I don’t need. When the food pantry and the refrigerator are organized, I feel less stressed.” High five, Jennifer! Downsizing the contents of an over-stuffed pantry is the first step to gaining control of your pantry storage. Undoubtedly there are many things in your pantry that can be removed since pantries tend to become victims of excess for many reasons:
- Buying in bulk often means that more food can go bad than ever gets used.
- Impulse purchases like Buffalo jerky or clotted cream that end up having limited appeal.
- Not paying attention to expiration dates (check the stuff at the back of the shelves).
- Keeping things that no one will eat again like weight-loss powders or sawdust protein bars.
- Putting things in the pantry that don’t belong there.
Customized storage solutions for the way you liveFamilies are different and pantry needs are different. For some, cereal is a main staple and those boxes need lots of space. Another pantry may require storage for mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables or specialty wine racks for an impressive collection. An avid baker will have need for flours and sugars that differ from a family where everyone fends for themselves when schedules collide. Tailored Living can design specific pantry storage solutions that will enable you to keep your pantry organized, accessible, and stocked with everything your family needs:
- Pullout baskets keep individually packaged snacks and foods readily available, and you can easily keep an eye on supply.
- Heavy-duty drawers safely organize canned goods, sorted by type like soup, vegetables, or fruit.
- Adjustable shelves can accommodate short items and taller items like platters and baking sheets with shelf dividers, so things stay tidy.
- Enclosed cabinets can hide bulky appliances, kitchen linens, two-liter soda bottles, or whatever you don’t want openly displayed.
- Store wine bottles in specialty racks designed to preserve freshness and flavor.
- Spice racks keep all your small spices in one place, so they don’t get lost among pantry contents.