Recently I decided to organize my pantry. It seemed a lot of extra items had made their way in there…whether it was ingredients for meals I never ended up making or items received as food gifts or purchased when on vacation (I like to buy food “souvenirs”). It seemed I had a few different kinds of canned beans and sauces (I always seem to get sucked into the demos at the grocery store for their Texas naturals line of marinating sauces). This time of year is a great time to get your pantry organized too—before the holiday rush is in full swing. You’ll be thanking yourself when things are easy to find and it’s not overcrowded with extra ingredients. For those of you that have been reading my blog awhile, you know I’ve told you my tips before on how to organize a pantry. But it’s time for refresher so here are a few tips for getting started
Take everything out. I mean EVERYTHING! Don’t just do it shelf-by-shelf. Take it all out. If you’ve already got it sort of sorted by like items, keep those together if you want to, but it’s not key.