If you are moving into a brand new home, you likely want to organize the home right from the start. This helps you to decrease clutter in your new space and make sure everything is organized. One of the spaces that you may be unsure of how to organize is your new pantry. A pantry gives you a place to store your food, but it can get cluttered and out of control if you do not properly organize it. Here are a few tips to help you keep your pantry organized. 

Use Clear Containers

One of the ways that you can organize your pantry is by using clear containers. It is recommended that you place items such as rice, pasta and sugar in sealed containers once they have been opened. This helps the food to last longer and keeps pests out. As you select containers, look for clear containers. This helps you to see what’s in the container without you having to open it.

Label Everything

If you decide to place items in containers or bags that are not clear, take the time to label everything. Once again, this helps you to identify what is in your pantry and find items quickly when you need them.

Group Similar Items Together

Another way to organize your pantry is by grouping similar items together in your pantry. You can have one row of canned vegetables, one row of canned fruit and one row of canned tomatoes. One shelf can be dedicated to spices, while another may be used for snacks. Grouping like items together makes it easier to find the area what you are looking for is likely housed in.

Use Your Doors for Smaller or Frequently Used Items

As you are organizing your pantry, don’t forget to make use of the door. You can purchase over-the-door hangers where you can hang frequently used items or smaller items. This makes it easy to find the items you use most or that are so small they will get lost in your pantry.

If you decide to place items in containers or bags that are not clear, take the time to label everything. Once again, this helps you to identify what is in your pantry and find items quickly when you need them. 

Move Older Items to the Front

Lastly, as you shop and put groceries away, take the time to move older items in your pantry toward the front of the shelves. This helps to ensure you use up older items before newer ones, helping to prevent items from going to waste because they got buried in the back of your pantry.

When you want to build a custom home, chances are, you will add a pantry to give you space in your kitchen for your food and food storage items. At Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling, located in Hendersonville, TN., we can help you design the perfect home, filled with all the storage spaces you need to keep your home clutter free and to ensure there is a space for everything. Contact us today and let us help you to design the ideal home for your family’s needs.