We recently went thru and organized our Pantry; well…..REorganized I should say. We’d needed to move some shelving around, and that meant a bit of redesigning the layout of the area–so needless to say– it became quite a mess.
So, we unloaded the shelving that needed moved……..and cleared a path through the pantry, so the work could get done and set at it. A couple hours later, my husband had the shelf moved, re-anchored and I was reorganizing! Yay! What made this task less monumental was that things were for the most part, already packed up. It was a matter of putting things where we now wanted them. Easy enough.
I use canning jars (garage sales) for dried herbs, baking items, premixed meals and dehydrated goodies, things I buy in bulk and so much more–they are so versatile! I also use (free) food grade bakery buckets too, which makes storing flours, cornmeal, etc. simple! I use gamma seal lids (you can find them for around $5.00) they make using your buckets a breeze!
Some simple shelves in a coat closet, to a small bedroom, or a basement space; the putting together of a pantry can be made simple! Using free or super cheap items for storage solutions (canning jars, bakery buckets, etc.) and for shelving, that could be an old bookcase, some plywood and #10 cans filled with rocks or sand–the options are endless and can be done on the cheap and so worthwhile!
If you haven’t noticed….prices for EVERYTHING are on the rise and stocking up when things are on sale is only prudent and wise; having a designated spot to house it, in an organized fashion, is a blessing.