Take a peek inside your pantry. Go ahead, I’ll wait… If your pantry is anything like most pantries, you may be looking at mass chaos sitting on those shelves. If your pantry door is kept closed because it’s not suitable for anyone’s eyes but yours, it may be time to start organizing that space. The good news? It can be simple to get it done and you will have your kids packing their own lunch in no time flat. Here are a few suggestions and tips for pantry organization gadgets that will help you get that jump-start to organizing your pantry.
6 Pantry Organization Gadgets that You Will Actually Use
Do Away with the Packaging
Who says that your food items have to be stored in the boxes or packaging that they came in? Instead, check out these Clear Storage Container Sets for your pantry space. Not only do they come in different sizes, they seal tight to keep the air out and are clear so it’s easy to see what is in them. You can use them to store noodles, cereals, coffee…anything!
Organize your Cans
Cans can take up a ton of space. If you find yourself digging and digging to look through cans to see what you have on hand, you need a change. Try using the 3-Tier Can Rack Organizer instead. It can hold different sized cans and allows for you to place them in a way that they are easily seen. These can save a ton of space!
Use Every Square Inch
Remember that door that we talked about earlier that hides all those things that are lurking in your pantry? Use that space on your door! It’s an area that you might as well be utilizing to free up more shelf space. Look at installing the Door Mount Cabinet Organizer! It hangs on the door to save you space, and you can place your plastic wrap or other items in it for easy access.
End Bakeware Frustration
How much time do you spend digging around for the proper bakeware that you are wanting to bake with? If your answer was longer than a few seconds, then your current method of storing those items isn’t working. You need to revamp how you store your heavily used baking items in your pantry. They should be easy to access and grab when needed. Give the StoreMore Bakeware Rack a peek and see if it would fit well in your pantry. It has different built-in dividers that help you organize your pans, baking sheets, and any other items in a nice and neat organized manner.
See All Your Spices at Once
Quit playing hide and seek with your spice jars. Get them visible, all at the same time! Nothing is more frustrating than when you are cooking and need to find the basil quickly. But where, or where, did the basil go?? Take out the time spent searching and the frustration that comes along with it by using a Spice Gripper Clip Strip. (try saying that fast five times!) Not only does this allow all your spices to be viewed easily, it keeps them all in one place as well! Sounds like a win to me!
Use a Carousel for Random Items
Don’t let your Tupperware or any random item become your nemesis in your pantry! Instead, find ways to organize it better. Tupperware seems to have a mind of its own at times. The lids are never with the containers… ever. You have the ability to change that. Look at implementing Lazy Susan Organizer for your Tupperware or random item needs. This handy little gadget is a fun carousel that spins for easy access.
Your pantry doesn’t need to get the best of you. You can control it, you can organize it! Try a few of the suggested items above and see if they help clear that clutter! You may be surprised how a few easy changes can quickly give your pantry that facelift that it needs. Less clutter in your pantry means less clutter in your mind!
I’d love to hear your pantry organization tips. Let me know in the comments below!
Our impromptu pantry challenge is underway and so far I’ve been doing pretty well with sticking to the meals I picked! (Though one day we ordered pizza because I wasn’t feeling well :P.) I’m optimistic that our freezers and cupboards will be much emptier in a few weeks! Note to self: It’s really all about being intentional about using what you already have.
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Here are the interesting links I came across on my travels around the web this week! Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Looking for another valuable use for that KitchenAid stand mixer? How about shredding meat? It works so well to shred some cooked chicken breasts, boneless pork butt, or beef roast. If you have ever tried to “pull” a pork shoulder with forks, you know this can take a bit of time. With the stand mixer and the normal beater attachment, you can shred a pound of cooked chicken breast straight from the slow cooker in under 30 seconds! (Tip: You can also use a hand mixer!) Take a look at this handy kitchen hack:
Here’s how to shred meat in under 30 seconds:
1. Take your meat straight from cooking and toss it in the mixing bowl.
2. Make sure the beater attachment is in place.
3. Raise the bowl and hit a low power setting for about 30 seconds.
4. Enjoy your shredded meat!
So you no longer need to hesitate to make recipes like chicken enchiladas, pulled pork, or beef barbecue because of this tedious job again. If you don’t have a KitchenAid, here is another great reason why you might just want to take the plunge!
It’s that time again!
Since 2013, Ultimate Bundles has been selling the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, a complete collection of resources to help you create a home and life you love.
Over the years, a crazy number of people (100,000!!!) have invested in themselves by grabbing a copy of the bundle.
People like Nikki, who grabbed last year’s version…
“The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has been a total game-changer for me. As a new momma of two, I have less time to find the resources I need (and more of a need for the actual resources!). Recipes, meal planning & cleaning templates, and SO much more- all in one place! It’s a busy mother’s dream.”
Or Jen, who also bought the 2017 Homemaking Bundle:
“This bundle is absolutely amazing! It was my first bundle and experience with Ultimate Bundles. Now, I’m an avid follower and supporter! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has brought clarity, purpose, and positivity to my life. I am more grounded and peaceful. My home is full of love. I have grown as a person and increased my educational pursuits. I feel inspired!”
Even though it’s always a great deal and full of incredible resources, this year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is the best one I’ve seen yet!
First of all, this is the first year the specially-formatted eReader files are included, so you’ll have a smooth reading experience no matter what kind of device you use. You used to have to pay $10 extra, but since they’re now included, it’s like you’re getting a $10 bonus!
It’s also the most resources ever included in one of these bundles! Whether you want decluttering and organizing tips, ideas to help you balance all your roles, healthy meal plans, mothering or marriage tips, or anything else related to homemaking, this bundle has you covered.
Curious what the bundle includes?
When you buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, you’ll get access to:
- 62 eBooks
- 30 eCourses, videos & audio files
- 34 printables & workbooks,
- and 3 membership sites
… all curated to give you an insanely helpful collection of resources to touch every part of your homemaking journey – at a price that’s too good to miss.
Will our homes ever be perfect? Nope. Will these tools make life completely stress-free? Uh-uh.
But learning smart strategies and solutions, and saving yourself time and stress trying to figure things out on your own, sure does go a long way.
And with a little help, you really can create a home and life that (while imperfect) is pretty stinkin’ awesome.
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What’s In The Bundle?
The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle includes 129 hand-picked eBooks, eCourses, and printables, on topics that matter to women and moms such as:
- organization, routines & creating a cozy home
- recipes, grocery shopping and meal planning
- budgeting and saving money
- motherhood (no matter what age your kids are)
- cultivating a strong marriage
- self-care (like exercise, weight loss, life planning and coloring books!)
- and much more…
You have a full year to download the eBooks and printables and take the online eCourses, and everything you’ve downloaded becomes part of your permanent library, so you can go back to it whenever you need it.
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What Are The Best Parts Of The Bundle?
Well, I’m so glad you asked! I’d love to share my favorites with you! I’m excited (and already loving) the following resources. Together, they’re worth so much more than the price of the bundle. Check these out!
- Financial Foundations – YES! This one sounds so great!
- Growing up Centsible – I need all the help I can get with teaching my kids about money!
- The 90 Day Budget Bootcamp Workbook – This one sounds life changing!
- Date Night Kits – A whole year of date nights planned out for us? Yes please!
- Home in Progress – We’ve been in our new home for over a year now and I still need help decorating! I think this book will help!
- Instant Hospitality – Something I want to do is open up our home more often to guests. The tips in here sound so good!
- 26 Ingredients – 100 recipes using only 26 ingredients? This is my kind of frugal cooking!
- Printable Pantry Labels – These are so pretty!
- Brainbook – Bullet journaling is such an intriguing idea to me. This looks like an excellent resource to get started with!
- Plus there are many other resources I’m anxious to get into!