Whether you're an accomplished cook or queen of the microwave, all families benefit from an efficient kitchen and organized pantry. One of the biggest problems in most kitchens is finding what you need, when you need it. Taking a few moments to organize your pantry not only makes you more efficient, it also makes dinnertime less stressful. (And who wouldn't enjoy that?) Here are some simple tips for helping you organize your kitchen pantry:
From Elle magazine’s “Décor” department, we found a helpful list of pantry organizing tips to share, and then added some advice from our own space planning experts as well. Invest an afternoon to organize and stock your pantry, and reap the benefits every day thereafter!
Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Organizers
To determine what is right for you and your situation, ask yourself these questions. You may not know the answers yet, but organizers you contact can help you determine the answers. Look for pros with NAPO credentials (the National Association of Professional Organizers).
Kitchens may be called the “heart of a home”, but most likely are also the heart of your family’s chaos! So, start your organizing efforts there. (An organized kitchen is a much more efficient kitchen.) Even if your cooking doesn't qualify you as a candidate for the next episode of the latest reality cooking show, you’ll work better when you know where to find things. So here are a few very simple, EASY things you can do to get started on a more organized kitchen. Once you accomplish these tasks and consciously maintain order in these areas, you can move on to more "advanced" suggestions!