Spring season means a thorough cleaning of your home, even your pantry. By taking the time to clean and organize your pantry, you’ll maximize your storage space and have better convenience! But if you’re not sure where to start, our garage remodeling experts at Innovative Spaces, Inc. share some useful tips on how to clean and organize your pantry.
Clear Them Out First
Part of the decluttering process involves removing everything you have from your pantry. Make sure to remove everything if you want to have an effective storage system to work with later on. You’ll also need some space to put all your items, so make sure you clear off your kitchen table for better convenience. Once everything is cleared out, you can start cleaning and organizing!
Clean and Organize
You can start arranging the items that you offloaded on your kitchen table, but we recommend that you give each surface of your pantry a thorough cleaning first. You can expect it to be full of spills, crumbs, old packaging, and other kinds of dirt collected on the floor or shelves over time. This is also a good time to remodel your pantry, so be sure to consult with a trusted closet and garage organization contractor on how they can maximize the existing space.
As for your items, it’s important to take inventory. You can do this by separating them into categories to know which ones to keep or throw away. Expired food items can be tossed, while the rest can be divided into what you can keep or donate. As for the arrangement of your pantry, we suggest putting most of your frequently-used food items on the middle shelf. If you also store appliances in the pantry, put them on the higher shelves if you don’t use them often, while the heavier items can be placed on the bottom shelf.
Keep It Neat
Once you’re satisfied with your newly arranged pantry, you still need to keep it neat and organized. You can check and clean your pantry at least once a week or before you do your groceries. But if you think you need a bigger pantry, we do expert closet renovations as well! Our team at Innovative Spaces, Inc. has got you covered, so just call us at (574) 247-1999 or fill out our convenient form online to get started.