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For clients who want a uniform look in the pantry, I recommend containers for basic ingredients – flour, sugar, rice, beans, grains – rather than their original packaging, which is often not secure. See-through containers also allow you to gauge when it’s time to repurchase, whereas original opaque packaging doesn’t.
2. Open shelvingOpen shelving can compel you to be systematic and organised, thanks to its free-for-all policy. Not only do open shelves offer a deeper look into your kitchen, they can also be turned into a striking design statement. Use visual aids like backlighting, transparent containers or an engaging wall backdrop to augment your look.The pantry area in this space effectively showcases its contents in crystal-clear containers, presenting a treat for the eyes.Here are some secrets to making open shelves attractive, organised and functional
There are more possibilities…What’s the next step for pantry cupboard fans? The walk-in larder, of course. Read more:Kitchen Organisation: 14 Dream Pantry & Cupboard DesignsTell us:Which begs the question: Could the walk-in pantry be the new walk-in wardrobe? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below.
4. Make it a family activityBegin gently, with small steps, and then incorporate this into your weekend routine as a family. Instead of jumping straight into bigger rooms and projects, start by clearing smaller messes in the house, such as paper clutter (old newspapers, magazines, documents), empty bottles, large cans, plastic bags. There are several NGOs that buy these items in exchange for cash, which you can donate to the cause of your choice. This way, you are not just decluttering your home, but working towards a good cause as well. What more could you want for a happy and content weekend?Here’s how you can teach your children how to declutter
Pro: They can be better organisedCabinet pantries aren’t inefficient by any means, but walk-in pantries let you get a little more creative with your organisation techniques. You can sort your items by row or column, by food group and so on. Consider dedicating a column of shelves to non-refrigerated fruits and veggies or your most-used oils and spices. You may even have room to house your baking sheets with built-in tray dividers.