Home organization is one of the activities that I enjoy the most. It even works as some sort of a hobby or sometimes, dare I say: a therapy. Often I take the task of organizing whichever division I feel is in need of a makeover: the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, you name it! When everything finally falls into place, almost as a puzzle, I feel a sense of accomplishment, peace and well-being. Do it yourself and your house and everyone living in it will thank you for it. Get rid of useless stuff and mindfully start limiting impulsive shopping. Be minimalist: a closet or a pantry with everything in sight and harmony will work wonders in your daily life.
In this post I’m going to share some advice for pantry organization but stay tuned since new posts for other areas of the house are coming soon!
How To Create a Labeling System
My most recent source of inspiration for home organization comes from the Netflix show “Get Organized with The Home Edit” . I was mesmerized by the show! It got me excited and thinking of ways to implement their incredible ideas in my own, already fairly well organized, home. To get a better understanding and feeling for what organization is, you should definitely check-out their Book. Do yourself a favor and buy their Labels or Customize your own 😉
You can use two types of organization in your pantry: You can have one general organization and one specific or you can have both of them.
I prefer to use both because many times what happens is that I fill a container and there is something left inside the package, so if I have a general container I can put what is left. For example, I fill a glass container with flour, with a label “flour” and if there’s something left I put it in a storage basket with a label “stock”. So whenever I need flour I already know that it’s in the “stock” basket.
Another idea for your pantry
As many other things in life, organization is a step-by-step process:
Step 1 – Take everything out of the space;
Step 2 – Clean the space;
Step 3 – This step is skippable. If you want to paint walls, hang wallpaper, install closets or shelves then this is the time to do it;
Step 4 – Now it’s time to identify the essentials: what is to remain in your space should be put into containers. The non-essentials need to be thrown out. If, for example, you want to change your diet and start eating clean, take this step as an opportunity to get rid of the crappy food in your pantry;
Step 5 – With the essentials already into containers, try categorizing them by using labels. You can use General or Specific labels: “Breakfast” would be a general label, “Brown Sugar” would be a specific one. Then, try keeping cereal side-by-side with other cereal, snacks side-by-side with other snacks and so on.
At the end of this process you will feel super good and feel like doing it in your whole house. An advice from me is that whenever you have anything out of place you put it right back in place so you don’t risk having chaos after a few days. Your house will remain forever organized 🙂
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Storage Basket – $44.99
Rotating Turntable Organizer – $14.62
Pantry Organizer – $24.99
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