Organizing the food pantry

Keeping the food pantry organized saves not only time but also money. Meals can be prepared more quickly, since food items are easier to see and there is less chance of buying unnecessary duplicates, reports Extension Educator Carol Schwarz. The following tips will help keep the pantry organized.
    Organize food into zones to make locating food items easier. Categories such as baking supplies, snacks and general food storage can help make order out of chaos. Group general food staples that have long shelf lives by type (fruits, vegetables, soups, etc.) and arrange in rows on the shelf. Shelf risers will make it easier to see the back row of cans.

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