Having some kind of spice rack is a must because the small jars get lost and tip over. One convenient, organized rack is easily accessible and helps me keep track of what spices I have. Because I have kids, I do buy things in bulk. I left the very top of the shelf empty for my bulk storage section. These are items I do not access everyday. The nice thing about having a basket is that I can easily pull it down when I do need the food. Pulling one thing off of a high shelf can cause a avalanche of food items if you're not careful. I love how it looks. I love how it functions. I love the organization.
The next shelf is all about meal prep. Here I keep baking items and any boxed dinner items like rice, pasta or noodles. Again, this is very convenient because I can get everything I need all at once. These flat baskets are a really useful storage item. If you cannot find these or something similar, a baking tray, plate or even a serving tray will do the job. Having something that slides out of the shelves is especially helpful when you’re looking for specific items. Knocking over glass jars is never a good thing, and these flat baskets eliminate that risk. I got really creative with the top shelf by putting items in glass containers with labels, as well as by using canisters I already had. The canisters and the spice rack were sitting on my countertop, taking up valuable work space. Because I organized and stored things so efficiently, I was able to move these into the pantry. Now I have more counter space to work on meals!
Because I have kids, I created a child shelf. This contains snacks, granola bars, and other food items that they eat most often. It’s helpful because they now have a designated shelf of choices when they want a snack. It also helps me when it comes time to pack their lunches. I have most of what I need for them on one shelf. Because the bins have a reusable label, it’s easier to keep things organized. If my husband or children are putting away the groceries, they know where everything belongs.
Renee Josephs kitchen Thursday May 31st, 2018 12:26:10 PM
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