When making your home work for you, focus on its own positives and not its drawbacks. Yes, your home may lack a pantry; but there are different options for storage. Put your empty wall space to function or fill an empty kitchen corner with an armoire. Food storage notions are aplenty even when the pantry is paltry.
Out in the Open
Show off your products by displaying your foods in glass containers in your counters or in your cupboards. Ditch the dull containers and containers for stylized storage that doesn’t only complements your kitchen and your personal style, but gives quick access to regular ingredients. Stow frequently used olive oil, such as brown sugar, oats and flour, in short and squat jars, while making a home for long pastas and raw beans in jars that are tall. Invest in hermetically sealed jars or jars with tight seals to make sure that your ingredients stay fresh longer. Stash potatoes, onions along with other hardy root veggies in sturdy clay crocks or in wooden bins.
Behind Closed Doors
When you have too much of a good thing, look elsewhere in your home for storage. The top shelf of the front closet features storage for boxed things while canned things may certainly coexist on the cupboard, should your shoes never object. Relocate kitchen supplies to other places where they’re also needed, such as storing extra paper towels from the linen closet. If storing things throughout the house, make a master list of where they’re saved.
Bring in Reinforcements
Should extra floor space exist in your kitchen, then put it to use an excess piece of storage furniture. Bakers can store cake mixes and other ingredients in plastic storage components with pullout drawers, while parents may store their extra essentials on the open shelves of a sturdy wooden bookcase. Relocate nicer bits, such as a wooden armoire or metal locker, in an empty corner for stylish, storage. Position a trunk under the window or near the table to double as seating in addition to a place to stash your poles of rice.
Leave Them Hanging
Once painted wall space is plentiful, hang wire shelving for your pantry things. Invest in wall-mounted wide wire storage that easily accommodates your regular must-have pieces, such as fresh lemons or packages of dry rubs. If possible, follow the lead of Julia Child and store your pots and pans on a pegboard wall in your kitchen, or adjoining hall. Store your food items in the newly drained cabinets.
Look Behind the Curtain
Open shelves are appealing when sparsely decorated. But if you use open shelves to store your jumble of pantry essentials, then the spacious shelves will look chaotic. Invest in plastic or metallic baskets to shop like things and use shelf dividers to store canned soups and gravies. Should the shelves still look more chaotic than chic, cover them. Hang a curtain pole on the front of the shelves and cover a curtain that’s been cut to fit. The curtain won’t protect you or even guests from things falling from shelves, so stack your things nicely or add a tiny wooden lip into shelving.