"Where's the peanut butter? Has anyone seen the crackers?" Do these questions sound familiar in your household? If so, you may be a candidate for organizing your pantry. Get yourself organized by taking this quiz.
That's a good sign that the time has come to organize your pantry.
An organized pantry means that you know what's in it. This will save you time during meal preparation and grocery shopping.
There are a number of basic principles for organizing your pantry, and these are just two of them: make regularly used items accessible and place them in order of expiry date.
The goal is to maintain a tidy, organized pantry even weeks after you first do the task so that you don't need to hunt for things in a jumble.
Your food would last significantly longer by storing them in airtight containers.
Both of these factors will affect the method you choose to organize the pantry.
The very first step is to empty and clean the pantry interior.
While you are sorting the items into groups, throw out the ones that are too old to keep.
The items that you don't need often should be put in the less accessible areas.
Put in any pantry items you'll need for that meal, as well as the recipe that goes with it.
Nonperishable food is food that lasts for years without going bad. An example of this would be honey.
First, you prevent them from being exposed to moisture. Second, you protect them from being invaded by bugs.
They are usually good for about one year.
You can institute a labeling system, which indicates the respective dates of purchase.
Spices should be kept in a cool, dark place. This will protect their flavor.
As long as there is no leak, you should be able to open a can and consume its contents even after the expiration date.
Stackable containers means maximum storage space.
They can be taken in and out of the pantry with ease, while still holding the contents within.
They can be likened to stadium seats, whereby the further back you go, the higher you are. For a pantry, this means always being able to see the food at the back, because the front foods are lower.
He began in 1946, but it wasn't until 1949 that the product really took off.