Friday, June 3, 2011
Neat and orderly shelves save you time and money!
Here's how I did mine. I put together "like with like". You'll save time hunting for things when you group similar foods together. (Don't look too closely at the photo above, my pantry is "messy-organized" at the moment. Ha!)
All dry cereals together
All dry mixes (cake, brownies, Rice-A-Roni) together.
On the second shelf I grouped all heat-and-eat canned goods.
Pasta and Chili
Far right, canned veggies
Foods for cooking such as canned tomatoes, canned tuna, pizza sauce
Soup for recipes (cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup)
Pantry staples- ketchup, mustard, Miracle Whip
* Place items on the shelves with the labels facing front so you can quickly see what you need.
* For safety's sake rotate your food. Put the newest item toward the back of the shelf and bring the oldest toward the front so you'll use it first. Also, check the expiration dates- particularly if you know an item has been on the shelf for a long time.
Ahhh! It feels good to be organized! *smile*
How are your pantry or cupboard shelves organized?