Start your Easter celebration by prepping your house and get inspired by these great Pantry Organization Ideas that will help you store optimize space, find things easily, and reduce food waste
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Celebrating Easter: Great Pantry Organization Ideas
For some, the snow is melting, the temperatures are increasing and even some flower buds are beginning to bloom. Nature is signaling us that Spring is almost here.
Here in Miami, the weather hasn’t changed much.
With Spring comes Easter. A beautiful holiday where brunch and baked treats take center stage in the kitchen. While the kids are searching for eggs outside, the adults are preparing a feast fit for a few hungry bunnies.
But before entertaining and cooking takes place, have you checked your kitchen and pantry?
Maybe it still has chocolate from Valentine’s Day and Toffee from Christmas..
Don’t be embarrassed, it’s totally normal.
I confess: while I was organizing mine, I found some figgy pudding.
I’m sure you will soon take a trip to your local JCPenney to get some gorgeous Easter Clothing for the entire family, jewelry, decor, and definitely new spring towels and sheets.
The Easter section this year is fabulous! They offer different styles to match your own personality and decor. As you can see, I scored some cute golden eggs that paired well with a fruit bowl.
I placed mine on a windowsill that overlooks the water. On the side, I placed some fresh citrus to celebrate the season and some colorful flowers.
Gotta love Spring!
And while you’re there browsing at the great selection and prices, stop by the home department and pick up a few canisters, spice rack, and baskets to help you organize your pantry.
Shopping at JCPenney is always worth your time, money and effort with styles that are priced to buy and guaranteed to love.
The fact that you can shop for everyone in one place and they offer everything you need from home, clothing, makeup, and jewelry saves me not only time, but money as well.
I am sure you didn’t of think of it before. But JCPenney has great pantry organizational items that are not only useful and affordable, but eye catching as well.
It’s a one stop shop for a reason. 😉
Time to find your golden egg.
Now before we celebrate Easter, here’s some Great Pantry Organization Ideas that will help you find everything faster, and ease you into prepping that delicious Sunday brunch.
Below, you’ll see how my pantry looked before.
Pretty embarrassing huh? I even had an empty cereal canister next to a cereal box… DUH! Talk about disorganized.
It was very difficult to find what I needed and that made me buy more of an item without realizing that I already had it.
Organizing your pantry not only helps you find things quicker and optimize space, it also helps you plan on future items.
Ask yourself: do I really need it? Can it be substituted for something I have? Where and how am I going to store it? This will help you with deter impulse purchases.
To start we need to take EVERYTHING OUT….
Don’t look at me like that, you’re the one who got us into this mess. 🙂
So take everything out and place it in your kitchen.
With a damp cloth, clean the shelves thoroughly
Now, check for expired items, items you don’t want, and group alike items.
Expired items = recycle, throw away
Items you don’t want (as long as they’re sealed and not expired) = place in a box
Now check for alike opened items, like 2 canisters of raisins, or flour.
Then, do some inventory, head on to JCPenney and buy:
- Air tight canisters that are slim
- Expandable tiered Kitchen Spice Shelves
- Different sized bins
The quantity depends on your space availability and the items you have in stock.
Wash and dry the canisters as soon as you get home.
In the Air tight canisters, place dried goods: pasta, dry beans, cereal, baking goods, nuts, cookies, crackers, etc.
Make sure you label them.
Now, use the expandable tiered Kitchen Spice Shelves to place your bottles, jars, and spices.
Now I can see everything.
Finally, I used different sized bins to store smaller items: tea bags, gelatin, protein bars, oatmeal packets, etc.
I used bigger bins to store snack bags, and other miscellaneous items.
Since I have 3 drawers, I used the top for smaller items, the next one I placed to large bins and one is for the cat’s treats, and the other ones is for tuna pouches and opened bag of chips. The last drawer is where I keep my good chocolate for baking.
Now when I bake a delicious Lemon Pound cake with cream cheese icing I can find the ingredients really quickly.
Hope these Pantry Organization Ideas inspired your Easter prep along with spring cleaning. If they did, please send me a before and after picture. I would love to see it.