· By Carl Pronti
How to organise your pantry
Cleaning and organising the pantry can seem like the most overwhelming of tasks, but with a few simple cleaning and organisation hacks and a small investment in a new storage solution, you will have your pantry cleaned and organised in no time!
Step 1: Prepare
1. Clear a large space to put your pantry items on, such as a table or bench.
2. Gather your cleaning supplies:
a. Scrub Daddy Sponge
b. A bowl of clean, cold water
c. A bowl of clean, warm water
d. The Pink Stuff The Miracle Multi-Purpose Cleaner
e. The Pink Stuff The Miracle Cleaning Paste
f. Bag or box for rubbish
3. Gather your Gorilla Tubs and lids
Step 2: Empty and sort the pantry
Begin by emptying out the items in your pantry. As you empty out each item, check the used by date.
For items that are out of date, decide if you can use the item in your compost or worm farm before throwing it out. To make sure your cleanout is completely eco-friendly, make sure you recycle any packaging.
As you sort through each item, make sure you put similar items together, for example, flour, sugar, herbs, pasta, sauces etc.
Step 3: Give the pantry a clean
Remove any loose items from the pantry shelves. Place the Scrub Daddy in the bowl of warm water to make it soft.
Starting at the top shelf, use the Scrub Daddy and The Pink Stuff Miracle Multi-Purpose Cleanser to remove any food items, dust and residue from the shelves. Rinse the Scrub Daddy regularly under cold water to keep it clean and then submerge it in warm water to make it soft again.
If you have any difficult to remove stains, rinse the Scrub Daddy under cold water and dip it in the bowl of cold water to make it firm, and then use it with The Pink Stuff The Miracle Cleaning Paste.
Step 4: Organise
Sort your pantry items into your Gorilla Tubs - keeping similar items together, for example, flour and sugar may fit into a 14L Gorilla Tub, whilst herbs may be more suited to a micro tub.
Once each container has been filled, place the lid on top, and store the containers in your pantry. It is best to place items that you use frequently on the shelves that are easiest for you to reach, with lighter items on the top shelf and heavier items on the bottom shelf.