Organizing a pantry

Before you start organizing your pantry cabinet, it is very important to understand the purpose of the pantry cabinet well. How should the pantry cabinet be? The answer to the question is actually hidden here. That’s exactly why I’m going to start by explaining the purpose of the pantry cabinet. Simply put, there should be a limited number of things to have in your pantry closet. For example, if you have allocated 7 glass jars to the top of your pantry cabinet, you should stick to this number. For example, when you have 10 glass jars in your hand, you should find a better alternative solution instead of compressing all the other jars.

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Before you start arranging your pantry cabinet, you should definitely determine your needs in advance and prepare an update time according to this interval. For example, you can make a weekly stock and update it with one-week periods. Or you can stretch this range according to your needs.

  • Set the pantry rules: As we mentioned in the introductory text, the space allocated for each product should be a certain number. This issue can be exemplified as follows; 10 glass jar places, an area where 10 soup packages can fit, 6 spices to be placed, 4 storage containers where pulses can be stored, etc. You can organize these numbers according to the capacity of your pantry cabinet. The most important thing at this point is to stick to these numbers and not to squeeze out too much stock. Remember, the purpose of the pantry cabinet is not only to store your products, but also to have easy access to your products at any time. 
  • Be aware of the capacity: Get a storage container in direct proportion to the amount of products you will receive and want to stock. For example, if you have 2 kilos of rice that you want to stock, you should definitely not have a 2 kg storage container. Having more can work in excess stock in the future, but under normal conditions, this behavior will cause unnecessary space.
  • Be prepared for the unexpected: Be sure to plan what you will do if you have a stock on top of your planned stock numbers. For example, if you buy a 3-pound legume product instead of 2 kilos, you need to plan where to put your excess foods. In this case, it is very important to create an additional space in your kitchen cabinets, etc. for your excess food.

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