Every now and again, it’s a good idea to take a look around your kitchen to ensure you’re organising food in the best way possible.
This applies to both your pantry and refrigerator – there’s no point buying fresh food if it’s just going to spoil before you eat it.
To make this process easier, we’ve put together two quick guides to help get your kitchen and food sorted today.
3 steps to pantry organisation
1. Do a pantry overhaul every month
You’d be surprised how quickly out of date products can build up in your pantry. We recommend doing a quick pantry check every month to ensure that you’re not stocking out of date goods. There is nothing worse than reaching for a can of crushed tomatoes when cooking dinner, only to find out they expired six weeks ago.
The same applies to food your family are just not going to eat – remove the clutter by donating to friends or family.
2. Use air-tight containers for EVERYTHING
Air-tight containers are your best friend when it comes to food storage. They will keep your dry food fresh longer – saving you money in the long term.
3. Make a fool-proof system with labels
The best thing about using air-tight containers if that they can also be labelled and stacked neatly in your pantry for that picture-perfect pantry look we all know and love.
3 steps to refrigerator organisation
1. Keep fruits and vegetables in separate compartments
It’s very easy to want to group everything together in your crisper, but some fruits and vegetables can actually be bad for each other and cause your food to spoil faster. Avoid this by keeping them in separate compartments of your crisper.
2. Create a meat section
Try and store meat on the lower shelves of your refrigerator as this is the coolest area. We also recommend doing a weekly clean of this area of your refrigerator to ensure there is no leftover bacteria or meat juices building up.
3. Don’t store dairy in the door
Most people have a tendency to store dairy products in the door of their refrigerator, however this is a massive no-no as it’s actually the warmest part of the refrigerator. Use the door to store products that take the longest amount of time to spoil such as preservatives and condiments.
Are you ready to tackle your kitchen?