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End-of-Summer Pantry Prep

End-of-Summer Pantry Prep

Once hot days turn to chilly nights, we know it’s a sign summer is dwindling. This is usually a good time to head inside and check in on your pantry. Not only for back-to-school season, but for the upcoming months typically filled with friends, family, and a lot of food.  Let’s talk about how to get your pantry ready for fall tailgating parties and the upcoming holiday season. That doesn’t mean running out to get your Christmas ham. However, revamping your pantry now so you’ll…

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How to Organize a Pantry Step by Step

How to Organize a Pantry Step by Step

Disorganization leads to stress in all areas of your life. It can affect work, relationships, and even your finances. Organizing your home and belongings is a wonderful and self-sustaining first step to improving your overall quality of life. For now, let’s start with an area of your home you rummage around in every day: your pantry. An organized and streamlined pantry can not only prevent stress, but it can also save you time and money. Think of all the times you’ve gone to the grocery…

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Preparing Your Pantry for Spring Parties and Gatherings

Preparing Your Pantry for Spring Parties and Gatherings

Hosting small gatherings with friends and family is a staple of warmer months. Sharing conversations, memories, and meals brings people together, especially when being together has been so hard.  The day before your gathering, you’ve almost made it through your checklist—get the party plates ready, clean the house, buy the food—but WAIT! Before you head out to the grocery store and buy duplicate ingredients or misplace what you’ve already purchased among the clutter of your pantry, add ‘prep your party pantry’ to your checklist.  Take…

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6 Steps to Pantry Organization  for a Relaxed Holiday Season

6 Steps to Pantry Organization for a Relaxed Holiday Season

Why is an organized kitchen pantry crucial to a relaxing holiday season? Homemade food and meals are key during this festive time of year, where family recipes are brought to life. In order to prepare these meals efficiently and in an organized manner, a decluttered kitchen pantry is a must. Searching for cookware, baking tools, spices and canned goods (just to name a few items) takes time away from making something to eat, whether it be cookies, specialty drinks, a succulent turkey or anything else….

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5 Ways to Get More Space Out of Your Kitchen Pantry

5 Ways to Get More Space Out of Your Kitchen Pantry

When it comes to storage or organizational issues at home, your kitchen pantry can often be a problem area – but why? Every trip to the grocery store creates the potential for more havoc, particularly when a busy family cannot find the time to effectively clean out or tidy up the space before adding more to it. Although the pantry may be your storage problem, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Here is how you can ensure that you are getting the most out of…

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Scary Closet Stories

Scary Closet Stories

We at The Closet Works are not only excited for fall, but we’re embracing the spirit of Halloween this year, too. We’ve collected tales of terrifying closets & spaces – well, maybe not terrifying but the accounts you are about to read are true and come directly from our clients’ experiences with – dare we say it – cluttered closets, as well as other disorderly rooms in their homes. Story #1 – Mourning a Mudroom Once upon a time, there was a family that had…

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What Goes Where? How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry Properly

What Goes Where? How To Organize Your Kitchen Pantry Properly

If you are a cook or a baker, someone who enjoys preparing or just enjoys savoring a great meal, then you can truly benefit from a well-designed and personalized kitchen pantry to help you reach your culinary potential. Since you love to eat, your relationship with your kitchen pantry might be complicated, to say the least. It may contain too much stuff, a great deal of which you rarely, if ever, use. Your attempts to purge, however, are more than likely in vain, since you…

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Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

This is it everyone, our last blog post of the year! Can you believe 2020 is almost gone? We cannot thank each of you enough for all of your support. It is because of you that we have been able to do what we love everyday for the past 30 years, helping clients create organized and functional spaces that are beautiful and customized for their individual storage needs. We took a look back at our most popular posts over the past year and came up…

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Get Your Pantry in Shape for the Holidays

Get Your Pantry in Shape for the Holidays

The holiday season brings joy, memories, and great food along with it every year. Even though this holiday season may be done a little differently, that doesn’t mean the most magical time of year has to feel so cold. If you find yourself doing some extra cooking and baking, you may need help organizing your pantry so it is as functional as possible. There are a few sure-fire ways to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape so showing your love to your friends and family…

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Creating an Efficient Pantry Design No Matter What Your Space

Creating an Efficient Pantry Design No Matter What Your Space

A particularly important but often overlooked part of the kitchen plan in any home is the pantry. Creating an organized and efficient pantry design will enhance your kitchen experience by making meal preparation easier and less frustrating.  A well-organized pantry makes it easy to get to everything you need, find things that might otherwise get buried on the back of a deep shelf, and creates space for things that belong in your pantry but get stored elsewhere because the current design only incorporates stationary shelving….

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The Top 3 Benefits of Keeping Your Pantry Organized

The Top 3 Benefits of Keeping Your Pantry Organized

If you’ve ever envied those gloriously organized pantries that you see on cooking shows, have we got some ideas for you. Pantry organization comes with a lot of little benefits, says the Lemon Bowl. Making home-cooked meals can be more enjoyable to prepare and can give you better control over which snack foods are handy for kids to grab in a hurry. But those are more akin to extras; side-effects of organization, if you will. The major benefits affect your grocery bill and your space…

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How To Best Organize Your Kitchen Pantry

How To Best Organize Your Kitchen Pantry

Perhaps you have a pantry that just isn’t working well for you. Too many items that have passed their expiration dates or that you couldn’t find and resort to purchasing again, only to find them hiding on a hard to reach shelf?  Maybe, in the midst of cooking, you couldn’t find that special spice that makes your specialty, well, special? Frustrating, isn’t it? A well-designed pantry can help eliminate all these problems and more. We’ve all been there. But take heart, we can help you…

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