I came across a great article posted by Vince’s Market that I found really helpful. I hope you enjoy the tips and it inspires you, as it did me this past weekend, to Spring clean our kitchens. Knowing that everything is where it should be at our fingertips, and is organized, helps to remove the clutter not only in our pantry’s, but also in our lives!
As a store with an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, and some high quality packaged goods, Vince’s has some experience in the best ways to Organize your edible items!
You can read the full article here , or look below for some of their very helpful tips!
Take everything out of your pantry and give the cupboards a good wipe down. Dust and food particles encourage bacteria.
Check expiration dates and toss old food. Donate doubles of items you won’t be using to the local food bank. Contact Uxbridge Food Bank Here
Invest in clear food-grade canisters for bulk food items and dry goods like grains, pasta, beans, and cereals. Label them accordingly and have organized zones. Baking items in one section, snacks in another etc. Don’t forget to date them to maintain freshness.
Store flours, nuts, and seeds in glass jars in the freezer to prevent rancidity.
Take into consideration what you use and how often. Keep items that you use regularly in easy reach and push less common things to the back.
Most of your nutrients are found in the refrigerator so stock up on lots of fruits and veggies.
Have a notepad on hand so that you can keep proper inventory on what you have and limit aimless shopping trips.
Knowing what’s in your cupboards makes grocery shopping more efficient and economical.