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Home Pantry Organization

One of the hallmarks of a sustainable lifestyle is decreasing your carbon footprint by eating more plant-based meals, which makes the panty is one of the most used areas in the home. A well-organized pantry makes meal prep simple and streamlined, plus it’s a joy to use. We created a three-step process to help you get your pantry in order.

Step One: Take Stock of What you Have
Take a look at your pantry space and note the items filling the shelves. Ask yourself these handy questions to take stock as you prepare to organize the space. Taking the time to reflect on your needs will help you create the most workable panty. Do you bake a lot and need all your supplies in a handy bin for easy access? Is your house full of snackers who would benefit from a dedicated area for a quick grab and go treat? Do you need a dedicated area for 30-minute meal ingredients?

Step Two: Organize and Storage
Once you’ve identified what your space needs to be most useful, the next step is organizing! Store your dried pasta, beans, grains, and flours in Mason Jars or bakery canisters for easy access. Another option is to reuse and recycle pasta sauce or jam jars. Grouping similar items together will decease time wasted spent looking for missing bags of pasta. A few handy ideas are to place grains in one area, breakfast and cereal items in another. Contain extra condiments in one spot while setting up a riser system to better view your canned goods. You can even utilize these metal bins to organize all your baking supplies or veggies staples such as potatoes and onions. Meal prep will be streamlined and easy for all.

Step Three: Label for Clarity
A well-organized pantry is only as good as it’s labeling system. There are a variety of labeling options useful for glass, wicker, or woven storage bins. Paper labels can be written, or printed, on and added to a handly bin clip label holder. If you’re using metal or woven containers, these handly magnetic label holders will kept your information front and center. For all your glass canisters consider a pen that can write on glass or ceramic surfaces for easy labeling. You’re well on your way to having an organized pantry that will be the envy of the block. We’re eager to learn alongside you, what’s your favorite organization tip? Share at #elynpantry

Photo by Annie Spratt Heather McKeanNadia Pimenova

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