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Pantry of Dreams

5 tips to transform your pantry


When you open a well-organised pantry, you will be inspired to cook!

Keeping your pantry organised is one hell of a task because everyone has way better things to do in life. Nevertheless, since the pantry is the life of any kitchen, it automatically turns into a space to dump random things for many of us. But for me, a beautiful pantry is an invite to stir up a masterpiece or host that dinner party.

So, whether you have a walk-in pantry or one with open shelves, an organised pantry is everything. The first thing I learnt at Le Cordon Bleu is “mise en place”; translated, this means having everything set, prepped and ready to go.  You can also apply this philosophy to your pantry.  To create your dream space, I’ve come up with 5 interesting ideas which will not only help you achieve organisational bliss but will also assist you in displaying a neat arrangement of your daily essentials.

1. Clear Containers

Storing your basic ingredients and snacks is one thing but finding them is another ball game altogether. Therefore, my go-to containers are sleek and clear so you can easily see what’s in them. My favourites are from Click Clack’s pantry storage range which are airtight and BPA-free.

Sarah Todd's Pantry

2. Organise like items together

Be strategic when storing ingredients. Place foods which are used frequently at eye level; baking ingredients on the left and savoury on the right. Keep items that are not used often on the top shelf.

3. Create baskets

One thing I love doing to keep this space streamlined is place items in baskets.  Bundle similar foods together.  Place baking ingredients in one basket so it is just a matter of removing the basket when it’s time to bake. Line baskets with baking paper to avoid the mess created by onions and potatoes.

Sarah Todd's Pantry

4. Maximize space

Utilize every nook and cranny of your pantry.  Spend a little time to measure shelf dimensions and use stackable storage containers to attain that much desired uniform look. Check out the stackable pantry range from Click Clack.  A clever DIY fix can put any wasted space or corner in your pantry to use.

Sarah Todd's pantry

5. Put on your thinking caps

Necessity is the mother of invention.  If your pantry is inadequate for your needs, create your own pantry using a piece of furniture.  Customise by lining with wallpaper or adding wire shelves; you are only limited by your imagination.


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