An organized pantry makes meal planning and cooking much easier.

  • Take everything (yes, everything!) out of the pantry and sort like items together.
  • Toss expired food and give away unopened food you know your family will not eat. (Donate to Hawaii Food Bank or bring the food to work to pass on to colleagues).
  • If you have a cavernous pantry where food gets lost, consider installing pull-out drawers or corralling items together in pantry bins, like these ones from Simply Organized.

P.S. If you head to Simply Organized or Amazon to purchase bins or pull-out shelves, be sure to measure your pantry spaces before you buy so you can ensure all will fit!