Spring clean your kitchen
Cleaning out the kitchen cupboards is definitely a time-consuming task and one that is usually postponed as long as possible. As the time passes it gets more and more urgent to get the pantry organized and perhaps more and more difficult to start. And with the spring fever all around it seems almost impossible to concentrate on cleaning duties. Yet, you could take advantage of the new energy of the season and pick apart your pantry. Clean and well-organized kitchen shelves are a vital step for introducing healthy life to your home. You could easily create neat and clean food environment by following a couple of simple steps:
Simple ideas to keep you organized
Toss out expired goods -these are not safe to eat and there is a risk of micro-organism contamination even if they belong to the category of “healthy” products. So if you are aiming at immaculately clean pantry you should strictly follow this advice.
Get rid of junk food- start with cookies,candies,chips,cake mixes, canned soups, any kind of artificial ingredients. You should do this if you are truly keen on dealing with the “clean pantry” challenge. This is where it goes far beyond simply checking the expiration dates of products. It is a step toward creating healthier eating habits and achieving really clean pantry environment. So no matter what the expiration date is, get rid of all processed food at home.
Keep like with like – storing similar items together will ease you find particular ingredients. Plus,it will help you when cleaning on daily basis. For instance you will not have mixed flours, oils and nuts to cope with.
Store the most frequently used items in front- this will provide easy access to your favourite products and will minimize the chance of spending precious hours searching for something in particular. Another benefit: you will avoid making a mess all around the place, while trying to find what you need. But most importantly, organizing your pantry so that everything is in clear view will save you time when you next decide to give it a good solid cleaning.
What kind of storage containers to use
Find the right storage containers- the best option is to use airtight glass jars or pyrex containers. They are both durable,come in a variety of sizes and are pretty much affordable. Another advantage is they are easy to clean and will keep your pantry items fresh for a long period of time. You could label your containers, particularly those with spices, especially if you buy them in bulk. Thus you will not have unmarked bags of various items and everything will be neatly organized and at easy reach- another step to clean and spotless pantry.
Fulham after tenants cleaning advise to pay special attention to oils if you don’t want to find yourself struggling with unpleasant smells. Oils tend to become rancid over time or if exposed to direct sunlight or heat. For that reason, you should store oil in the cupboards in darkness. In addition,if consumed, rancid oils could be harmful to your health. Never use perishable oils since clean pantry means not only perfectly organized items, but ones that are healthy and safe.
Keep it clean and healthy
Nuts, seeds and grains- the oils they contain could also go rancid. If you want to avoid this, make sure you thoroughly check them. If you are aiming at clean and well arranged shelves, it is good to store these items in airtight containers away from heat and light.
Rearranging and cleaning your pantry might take time so you don’t need to do it all at once. The important thing is to make the first step and see how quickly you will be rewarded for your efforts. Then you could gradually upgrade your cleaning project. Soon you might find it inspiring cleaning your pantry and creating space for healthy, wholesome foods.
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