How to organise your pantry.

Do you have way too many tins of Tuna? Can’t find the biscuits you just bought? Keep thinking you’re out of a product only to find three at the back of the shelf?

That’s a clear sign that it is time to clean out your pantry and get organised. Here are some simple tips and tricks to get you started on your journey.

Remove Everything and Clean.

Empty your pantry, discard any outdated foods, and thoroughly clean the surfaces and walls. Everything. Single. Thing. Must come out.

If you don’t really need it and or it has no sentimental value, throw it out!

Don't waste valuable space on items you'll never use, and keep an eye out for anything that's expired or deteriorated due to air exposure. If you’re not going to use it within the next 6 months then add it to the bin pile.

Sort by Category 

When it comes to organising your pantry, categories are the best way to organise. 

To make life easier, put food kinds and culinary items together and allocate a section of the pantry for each group. 

Identify the objects you use and cook with most regularly and arrange them, so they're easy to get to when needed in a hurry.

Start Shopping for Containers!

After categorising and organising your pantry items, it's time to find the ideal containers. Be inspired by other pantries, all pantries are works of ART and you want to make sure end up with a result you’re over the moon for! Check the height and depth of your shelves to ensure that the containers will fit before purchasing, and invest in super-airtight containers like our push top containers or our Glass Bamboo Lid Jars that have a silicone seal on the lid.

The style and size of the container you choose will depend on the type of material you're storing and the volume you require. If you are storing wet items we recommend you use the push top containers.

Using transparent containers makes it easy to see how much of a product you have left.

Calculate the size container you'll need for each item by consulting your current packaging labels.

Maximise Space!

How? Using items such as Spice Racks, Lazy Susan and Stackable Items it’s a great way to add additional room and make the most out of every inch of space which is especially handy in your corner pantries and makes it super easy to reach.

If you do not have the space to add the suggested items above, then think of ways where you can gain space. Can you add racks onto the inside of the cupboard door?

Using Baskets is an easy and economical method to store large, bulky, or infrequently used pantry items as well. They’re also great for storing school snack’s, popcorn, chips, dry vegetables, bread products, just tip them in and you’re done. So simple!

Everything has its place when it comes to an organised pantry, so you can see where everything is and makes it easier for the whole family.


Label Labels and more Labels!

To have an organised pantry and an aesthetically pleasing one, there is no better way to do this than by adding labels. 

They make it really simple and easy to see what you do and do not have.

We have Label Packs Available and also Custom Labels!

Yes, it’s a big job but it’s so worth it for the end result and then showing it off to your friends and family #pantryporn

Need A Little Help? Sage & Co also offer 4 hour in home consultations to those living in the Penrith and Surrounding Areas. We come to you and help you put a plan into place, roll up our sleeves and get to work along side of you. Find this option in the drop down menu.

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