Kitchen

10 pantries that will make you want to de-clutter

Article by Homes to Love

Whether they’re butler’s pantries, sculleries or storage cupboards, these homes give us major pantry inspo. Check them out below

Top tips for re-organising your pantry

Amanda Stickland and Hannah Sullivan from Simplify My Home share their top tips for giving your pantry a makeover:

  • Remove Take everything out.
  • Discard Get rid of food that has gone off or is well past its use-by date.
  • Regroup Separate foods into groups of like items, eg baking supplies, spices, spreads, snacks, etc.
  • Label Labelling your containers not only looks good, but it also makes it easier to see what you have at a glance.
  • Rehome Put your food items back into the pantry, keeping in mind that the foods you use the most need to be the most accessible. Eg If you don’t bake regularly, put your flour, sugar and baking powder on the top shelf. Spreads, cereals and everyday items should be easy to access.

Top tips for keeping your kitchen pantry tidy

Professional organiser Natalie Jane of Be Organised tells us the secret of consistently organised pantries:

  • Get rid of expired items and items you know you won’t use.
  • Contain items that can’t be decanted using crates or plastic containers to avoid spillages and create order. (Creating these ‘pull-outs’ will mean you can see items and avoid rummaging at the back of the shelf).
  • Label jars and containers so everyone knows where items go.
  • List items that are getting low on a whiteboard.
  • Put your shopping away as soon as it comes in the door.
  • Review and declutter seasonally.

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