Is your pantry organized?
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. 
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
-Albert Einstein

Organizing your pantry is a great weekend project. You will save time, space and money by organizing this frequently used space. Just follow these six steps and you'll be done in no time. 
1. Empty - This is truly the worst part; however the results are well worth it. Toss expired items as you go. Once empty, wipe out shelves. 
2. Create Zones - Plan out your "zones" for your different categories, such as canned goods, spices, pastas, snack foods, baking items, breakfast foods, etc. 
3. Determine Locations - Next, determine location for each zone. Assign less frequently accessed zones to the hard to reach areas up high or down low in your pantry. Within each zone, move the oldest items to the front and the newer items in back. 
4. Consider Additional Shelving - Expandable, tiered, and hanging shelves can help make the most of your space (see these examples). 
bulk_food 5. Make Room for Bulk Food - Purchase shelf-friendly canisters for flour, sugar, pasta, etc. OXO Pop Food Storage Containers come in many sizes and their rectangular shape maximizes space. 
6. Restock - To ensure that a depleted item is on your grocery list, hang or display a grocery list near the pantry. Not only is it "out of sight", but it won't be out of mind as we all use our kitchen pantries often! 
Follow these six easy steps and you will be enjoying your organized pantry in no time! Article courtesy of Organize Your World, Inc.