You’ve seen them: photos of beautiful pantries, their shelves lined with clearly labeled glass jars and tidy bins. They seem to repel dust and disorganization.
If your pantry doesn’t look like this, you’re not alone. Keeping your pantry in top shape is a challenge, especially if you actually use it. Whether you are a master chef or a beginner in the kitchen, your pantry will be constantly evolving. With so many entrances and exits, how do you keep things in order? The answer might be simpler than you think.
Look at those cute pantry photos again. What do they all have in common? Basketball. They can be made of wicker, plastic or fabric. In almost every matter of a well-organized pantry, the humble basket plays a crucial role. Here are five ways you can use sneakers to create the pantry organization aesthetic of your dreams.
#1: Use them to create defined areas
Do you have a hard time finding things in your pantry? Maybe it’s because you don’t know where to look. The easiest way to use sneakers for pantry organizations is to group similar items together. All your canned goods go in the same basket. Your pasta and rice go to another one. All snacks go to another one.
You could also get more creative with the types of areas you create. Instead of grouping similar products, you can group things by meal. Try a basket for breakfast foods, a basket for take-out lunch, and a basket for the ingredients for each meal you plan to prepare this week. Play around with your system until you find what works best for you.
To expand the scope of your groupings, you can also gather smaller baskets on a large baking sheet. Suppose you have several baskets for your various baking supplies: for example, one for measuring cups, one for spices and extracts, one for cupcake liners and cake molds. Arrange all these sneakers on one plate. When it’s time to cook, you can remove the entire pan. The sheet panning method helps you organize individual components without limiting your groupings.
#2: Use them to hide hideous packaging
Some people might have time to unpack everything they buy at the grocery store and move it into nice, clearly labeled containers. But some of us do not have the luxury of this excess of time. If you want your pantry to stick to one style but don’t want to drive yourself crazy by swapping everything in matching jars and bins, we are your friends. By loading products packed in sneakers, you hide the mismatched, often colored labels behind a wall that suits your aesthetics.
#3: Use them to be ready to party
There is nothing worse than having company and struggling to find things in your pantry, especially if it leaves the pantry door open for you, exposing its disruption to the world. We can help you take your accommodation preparation to the next level. Create a basket filled with the essentials. It can hold a bottle of plonk, crackers, olives or whatever you always take out when guests come to call. Having only one basket to grab when you are preparing saves you time, allowing you to be a stress-free host when your guests arrive.
You don’t need to take valuable mid-range real estate with this shopping cart. Because you will only use it on certain occasions, it is ideal for the top shelf of your pantry or that back corner that is a little difficult to reach.
#4: Use them to corral small appliances
Thanks to the era of pampered chefs, many of us have a wide range of kitchen gadgets in our homes. We may or may not use them regularly. Even so, they take up valuable storage space. Like your party basket, a small basket of kitchen appliances can go into a more difficult-to-reach space. This frees up more of your kitchen and pantry for the things you actually use every day-or at least every week.
Prevent this basket from looking like a snake den by securely wrapping the cord of each device before adding it to the basket. If you want some tips to make it easier for you, here’s a quick guide to winding your cords.
#5: Use them to minimize excess food
How much of your pantry is occupied by long forgotten but still perfectly usable food? It’s nice to have staples handy, but those excess cans of beans will only pile up unless you make a point of using them. Make this easier by keeping older foods at the front of your baskets. Simply tilt your sneakers forward before storing your groceries. Load those unopened bags of crisps in the back, keeping the half-eaten bags in the front and center so that they are actually finished, rather than ending up buried and rediscovered in a few months.
Beyond the sneakers
Although they are a good starting point for organizing the pantry, they are not the ultimate solution for storing food in your household. Here are some more tips on how to effectively and beautifully organize your pantry. Are you planning to go shopping so that your pantry is made up? Check out the outop choices for pantry products.