Snacks are great. In fact, most people love snacks. They’re a smart way to keep our energy up while we’re out running errands or spending time with friends.
However, sometimes it can be challenging to find a good place to store them in our homes—and sometimes they can be hard to keep track of! This makes organizing your snacks extra important. Here are some tips:
1. Keep Baskets Next to Your Oven
If you bake as much as I do, you know how annoying it is when you run out of space on your counters! Having a basket next to your oven (or anywhere else where counter space is at a premium) is key.
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Not only does it look cute, but it frees up room elsewhere in your kitchen.
2. Store Them on Shelves
Sure, having baskets around is nice for keeping things close by, but you should also organize some things on shelves or hooks so that items aren’t cluttering everything up near your cupboards/sinks/etc.
3. Use Tubs, Buckets, and Large Jars
If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post, let it be that tubs are magic. You can easily fill them with sweets like cereal or chips and then stack ‘em on top of each other; these containers not only help items get off your counters (saving valuable real estate), but also allow for easy viewing so you don’t have to dig through random bags every time something comes up.
4. Label Everything!
Labeling your food containers is always a must… unless you want an endless scavenger hunt of ingredients before dinner.
Plus, if you’re trying to watch what kinds of sugars or preservatives go into your body, labeling helps prevent mindless snacking.
5. Use Canisters or Vases
Containers aren’t just for food—you can use them all over your house! It might seem strange, but vases or small canisters are perfect for storing things like colored pencils and crayons; by using a home decor item instead of an opaque plastic container, kids will be more likely to spot their supplies without digging around in bins first.
6. Keep Everything Well-Organized
The most important thing about organizing your snacks is finding a system that works for you. Everyone’s different, and you’ll need to customize your storage to suit your tastes.
For example, you might need multiple containers for nut-based treats or fruits & veggies depending on how often you eat either type of snack. That’s okay! There isn’t a right or wrong way to organize your pantry; it just needs to work for you.
7. Create a System and Check it Every Few Months
If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, try creating a simple checklist to follow during your weekly cleaning sessions.
Make a note of which containers or bags you use for snacks, and make sure you rotate them in your pantry every few months or whenever something goes bad.
Once you create a system that works for you, maintain it!