Liz Witts teaches you how to organize your pantry and clear all that excess food.
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Trying to find an item in a pantry can be so frustrating and once you find it, you realized it’s stale. This pantry needs some serious help. Let’s check it out.
This is a great pantry, but there’s a lot of problems. We’ve got cans, mixing bags, mixed with boxes, it’s really hard to store things on top of something like this. The first thing we need to do is empty this pantry out.
Well, let’s start here, cut the brown sugar. Here’s a favorite one, a bag pretzel has left over, this is never going to work. Here’s a classic one, this is a six-box of macaroni cheese I found. I'm going to take out the lid. I wonder what was in here. There’s a mac and cheese, apparently the mac and cheese was holding up the shelf. That’s the last of it. Look at all this stuff. I can’t believe that much stuff was in that pantry. I'm going to show you some great products, we’re going to transform this pantry.
Alright, first, rule of thumb, always group like items together. So here I’ve got this hand dispenser. It operated on the gravity principle, you pull out of can and the next one is waiting there for you. And make sure you put like cans together—fruit, soup, et cetera. Then we’re going to grab some containers and let’s talk about cereal.
There is a huge difference between storing cereal like this and storing cereal like this. There are phenomenal new, air tight containers, so you just pop them open, pour your cereal and close the lid. You don’t have to worry about this cereal going stale. This, I would worry about going stale. You want to transfer your cereal into container like this and make sure you don’t forget the label. And it’s great to buy in bulk but get rid of the big boxes by putting the items into stackable air tight containers. And if there are cooking directions on a box, tear them off and store them right in the container.
I told you that once we transferred all these pantrios into these great storage containers, we were going to maximize the space of this pantry, we did it. Check it out. This entire shelf is empty. We now can store more in this pantry that we ever did before, plus everything is going to stay fresh. No more nasty spills at the bottom of the pantry because these containers are air tight. And check out the labels. It’s so easy to find what you’re looking for. There’s the oats and there’s the cereal, piece of cake.
Now let’s check out our rice cakes. Before they’re in a long tube, if you try to store anything on to of them, you’re going to crush them. But now we can stack pretzels on top because they’re in that modular container. I’m professional organizer Liz Witts. Keep on clicking for some great organizational tips.
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