|Clearly labeled. All the same size and shape.|
On my last deep-clean-the-kitchen-day, I started with tackling the pantry. I was in there for hours. I came up with a system for storing and sorting my bulk dry goods that I am just tickled about.
Problem: Inconsistent jars and bags make storing and finding difficult.
Solution: I have lots of canning jars, and all thing considered, canning jars are pretty darn cheap. And things look so much better when they are all standardized.
New Rule: everything in the pantry should live in a canning jar.
|I think this is the best use of sheet space...|
Solution: Laminated card stock inserts for my canning jar done lids. So easy.
I laminated 8 pages of white card stock and cut out lots of narrow mouth and wide mouth sized circles. One goes in the top of each jar. They get labeled with a wet-erase marker. When I wash the jar or fill it with something else, I can wipe off the label and re-use it.
New Rule: All jars must be labeled. Taking the moment to create a label when I put groceries away will save me a world of searching later.
As always, I was amazed at how much space my pantry actually has when I use standard containers and organize the heck out of the space. Already I am excited to put away my next batch of beans and grains from my CSA - they look so pretty and tidy in their labeled jars!