Have you ever wanted to peek inside the kitchen pantry of a professional organizer? How about eight of them?
I am a founding member of PONM (Professional Organizers of New Mexico — click here to read our story). This post is my contribution to our latest FREE tips ebook: Get Organized! Kitchen Pantry Tips for You. I wrote it before subscribing to the Hello Fresh meal program. Click here to read Cooking for Dummies: A glowing “Hello Fresh” review and a $40 referral code for you!
I don’t have a real kitchen pantry. But then, I don’t cook much, either. When I do cook it’s usually for one. But we all have to store our food one way or another!
Behind the scenes: In writing back and forth, preparing for publication of the ebook, one of us misread “pantries” as “panties”. We all had a good laugh, and the whole notion of giving everyone a peek took on a whole new meaning! From then on we referred to them as “kitchen pantries” for clarity’s sake.
One of my favorite dishes is a one-bowl meal consisting of rice, pasta, or beans, with protein (usually frozen and microwaved, or cooked by adding to the pasta water at the last minute) and vegetables (usually frozen broccoli, and again either microwaved or cooked by adding to the pasta water at the last minute). Add butter, shredded Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Yum!
I am a fan of plastic shoe boxes and use them everywhere in my house.
I have a fancy label maker, but painters tape and a black sharpie work just as well.
My kitchen-adjacent utility room has one shelf of food, and things like light bulbs and batteries.
Wanna see how the rest of my PONM colleagues organize their kitchen pantries?
Get Organized! Kitchen Pantry Tips for You is the third in a series.
Did I mention they’re free?
What does your kitchen pantry need to make it more functional?
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