You know, a pantry is actually a small room or closet which you can keep food, dishes, and utensils in. If you have one, I am sure that you can save plenty of time and money.
However, Keeping a pantry well-stocked is not easy. Unless you follow suitable ways, it will take you more time. Moreover, sometimes you also have to suffer its inconvenience.
I will tell you 5 tips to keep your pantry well-stocked.
#1 Choosing suitable contains
There are a lot of kinds of pantries in the market. Also, their sizes are various for us to choose from. However, you had better take a suitable one.
Your pantry should be the one where you can put all the food you want. Besides, it can not be too big or too small.
If the pantry is much bigger than the available space, you will have difficulty arrange it in your kitchen. In contrast, if the cabinet is too small, there will be not enough room to store food.
Of course, the choice is yours, but make sure to choose the cabinet which is durable and rugged. That is because an unstable closet will cost you more when it breaks down and you have to buy a new one instead.
Remember “Good wood better than the paint”.
#2 Taking some plans
All we know that everything needs plans. Thus, a simple thing like having a well-stocked pantry is necessary, too.
When you have a cabinet that is full of food, you need to know which one to eat first and which one to eat later. For example, you should eat raw food before it becomes spoiled and rancid and eat canned foods and dried foods later.
This can not only help you make good use of food but also prevent the waste of food. Therefore, making an appropriate meal plan is a good way to save money. With a well-stocked pantry and your suitable schemes, your life will become more and more balanced.
Once you have got a food cabinet, arranging food in an orderly manner is very important.
#3 Sorting food by categories
Once you have got a food cabinet, arranging food in an orderly manner is very important. This helps you find your necessary goods faster.
You can try imagining a messy closet.
If you have that one, you will have trouble to find something in your closet. Sometimes, it is quite time-consuming. It would be easier when you have a neat food pantry with labels showing each type of food.
The way to do it is to arrange the same kind of food together, then you write each name of that kind on a small piece of paper and stick it on the outside of the cupboard. After that, every when you need the food, you just need to identify its category and find it in the right place.
It helps you save your time. Moreover, your kitchen looks much tidier.
#4 Reusing your boxes and cans
In all the pantries, you can see many cans and boxes which are used to contain food. You can buy them in supermarkets, but it also costs a lot of money. Of course, you can buy them if possible.
However, if you are having the intention of saving money, you should not buy these things. You can reuse your old boxes and cans after they have been cleaned.
This way is very useful and environmentally friendly. We can protect the environment by limiting the disposal of plastic containers.
#5 Doing the clean-up weekly
Sometimes, the pantry becomes messy
The most important thing you have to do is cleaning up your pantry regularly.
To be honest, the food cabinet is used every day, so no one can make sure that it is tidy all the time.
Perhaps you can see a mess inside.
To keep it clean and tidy, do the cleaning-up weekly. When cleaning the pantry, you can also check your food whether it is damaged or not. It is the right time for you to throw the spoiled food and make room for the new groceries you are about to buy.
If you want to save money, you had better get a pantry and make it well-stocked. With a food closet like that, your kitchen will become new and tidier and your food is also preserved better.
I have suggested some tips to save money by keeping a well-stocked pantry. I hope this article is helpful to you. If you know some other ways or tips, please tell me.
I also wrote some help on Managing Laundry In A Large Family. Check it out!
Thank you for reading!