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, such as making home-cooked meals more enjoyable to prepare, and giving you better control over which snack foods are easier 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 utilization, which saves money and keeps clutter down to a minimum.
Here are three top benefits of getting your pantry organized and keeping it that way with an custom organization system from the Closet Works.
1. Maximize the space you got
2. Reduce spoilage and duplication
3. Free up space in your kitchen
1. Maximize the Space You've Got
Probably the most important reason to organize your pantry is making room for everything that you store. A typical pantry with basic shelves doesn't do much for maximizing or organizing your available space; it's only the bare necessity, and you can do much better.
Shelves rarely work as well as they should. Your shelves need to be adjustable, otherwise there can be lots of wasted space since you can't control the opening...Too tall, too short, too wide (you get the picture). Go for a customized approach with shelf spacing you control. This direction allows for a wider range of storage options, such as a built in lazy-susan, very shallow shelves behind a door for canned goods, slots for trays or serving pieces, a rack for hanging tablecloths with a drawer above for storing napkins, even rollout baskets and wine cubbies. That's smart storage.
#2: Reduce Spoilage and Duplication
Have you ever opened a box of cookies and found a little something extra inside? Or what about a jar of mayo that passed its expiration date 6 months before you noticed it? Good pantry organization helps you rotate items toward the front, so there's less chance of something being forgotten in the back.
Speaking of forgetting about food, have you ever bought a canister of cumin only to find that you had 4 other canisters in varying stages of use? Pantry organization helps with that, too. When you can see everything that you have, there's less chance of purchasing duplicate items that you don't really need.
#3: Free up Space in Your Kitchen
Reach-in pantries might not be long on space, but better organization can still free up more room. That's a real boon in the kitchen, especially if you also have limited cabinet space. Instead of storing seldom-used (but beloved) small appliances in your base cabinets or on the counter, a great pantry organization system can help you tuck some of those things away in a less obvious area.
You might also find that there's room for things you'd never imagine. That's especially true in a walk-in pantry. How convenient might it be to have a cart inside where you can set down grocery bags instead of putting them on the floor to unload? And a big rack overhead can store oversized stock pots and that wok that you swear you'll use one day, without interfering with the rest of the pantry.
Pantry organizers of the generic variety are a dime a dozen. But a custom-designed organization system is like magic for your kitchen and can be realized affordably. When you partner with the Closet Works, the choices are practically endless. And because our designer will come to you, the system will fit perfectly and work just as you expect it to. Check out more of our pantry design options.
From clever corner shelving, wine racks and slide-out drawers to linen storage and adjustable shelving, there's practically nothing that your new pantry can't do. And because it's all custom designed for your home, you'll get the right dimensions at an affordable price. How smart is that?
If you're dreaming of a better organization system for your pantry, schedule a free design consultation with us today.