by Karen Bates
(last updated August 11, 2016)
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of what it looks like the most important aspect of this room is that it is neat and organized. Having a place for each item in your kitchen and reducing clutter can help you to make your kitchen inviting, and the perfect place for food preparation and meals.
The kitchen has many duties. It is a place to clean, make meals, eat, socialize, and sometimes just hang out. But more than that, it is also a storage area. Most kitchens hold many cupboards, drawers, and shelves for housing food, ingredients, utensils, cookbooks, and dishes. The amount of storage space can vary from kitchen to kitchen, but having proper places to keep things in your kitchen is important.
The pantry in your kitchen is one of the best places to store food and other items. Although pantries differ in size, they are generally like a closet or small room with shelves for storage and, often, a door. A pantry in your kitchen offers easy access to whatever you need, and it gives plenty of space to keep things.
Many homes have built-in pantries connected to the kitchen. Some, however, do notand in this case you may choose to add a pantry yourself. Instead of building one, you can opt for an easier solution—get a freestanding pantry for your kitchen. These are available in many styles and colors to suit your kitchen.
Having a kitchen pantry allows you to effectively organize the room and keep stored items neat and easy to find. You can use areas of the shelves in the pantry for certain items, organizing by type. For instance, one shelf could be used for canned foods, and another for cereal. You can use the bottom shelf or the floor for heavier items or bulk bags of food. You can also implement bins to section off different parts of the pantry. Simply setting things inside the pantry without having any kind of organizational plan defeats one of the main purposes of the pantry—to make items easy to find.
Having a neatly organized pantry in your kitchen is a great way to store and organize food and other items in this area. Just be sure to put things away in their proper places and keep the pantry clean so you will be able to find exactly what you need when you need it.
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