Pantries are truly the heart of the home! However, more times than not they are neglected to the point where they can’t play their role in providing nourishing meals, family time and cost-saving opportunities. Families pack pantries so full that they often can’t see what they have. So they spend more money on items they already spent good money on that are sitting unseen and most likely, expired. Bee Organized likes to share their pantry rules with one and all…you must be able to see everything at quick glance and with only five to ten minutes of maintenance a week, your pantry can serve YOU…rather than the other way around and it all starts with pantry organization!
When you love to cook and cook a lot, your pantry seems to be more full than most. For this family with both parents working full time jobs, they stocked up to have what they would need on hand so they can be home to enjoy their family and not running back and forth to the store.
And they had the space. The problem became not maintaining their inventory. Things quickly expired, and when they lost sight of things, they went ahead and bought more.
Bee organized helped group likes with likes and make everything as visible as possible using the stadium shelving and open bins and baskets that made things easy to see and grab.
The family couldn’t believe how much money they saved in their grocery bill once they were able to see their inventory.
This pantry serves a large, busy family who values home cookin’ and family dinners. Unfortunately, things had gotten out of hand and almost one-third of the items had expired simply because they couldn’t be seen! Bee Organized quickly reworked storage space with “stadium seating” for items so everything could be seen at a quick glance. Grouping likes with likes and establishing specific real estate in order of importance and use put this pantry back to work as a help rather than a hinder at meal times and beyond!
For a family who routinely makes their own yogurt, granola and jams, as well as raising bees for designer honey, their pantry gets a work out. With all of that activity, things had gotten a little sticky in this pantry – and not just from the honey! The first thing Bee Organized noticed was that prime real estate was being given to items that aren’t used daily. After reclaiming easy access space and relinquishing unused kitchen gadgets to higher shelves (or sometimes the donation bin) order is back and efficiency is at a peak in this pantry.