Whether you live alone and just can’t work up the motivation to cook, have children clamoring every night that they’re hungry for dinner, or if you love cooking but hate diving into the pantry to find what you need, we understand the struggle. Realistically, if you can read, you can cook (although maybe not well). That’s the beauty of cookbooks and recipes.Therefore, one of the biggest roadblocks most people face when it comes to cooking isn’t their ability, but rather finding what they need to make a meal.

A simple solution to this problem is having a clean, neatly organized pantry. At Boston Closet, we specialize in designing custom storage solutions to help keep your kitchen perfectly organized the way you want it.

When designing a custom pantry for your home in Boston, there are several factors to consider. The entire end goal is to make the process of meal preparation easy and painless for you and/or your family, and the best way to do that is to create a storage system that is easy to navigate and keeps things neatly organized. Here are a few things to keep in mind when we start working on the design.

The first thing to do is to clear out your pantry and get rid of all the things that have been ignored, all the unused or expired foods, and take account of what is left. Many people would be amazed to find just how much of what they keep in their pantry ends up wasted or entirely forgotten. Custom shelving can provide a great variety of techniques for food storage. From turntables, wine racks and baskets to dividers, adjustable shelves and more, you can personalize your pantry to your convenience and taste!

Next, you will want to establish designated areas for everything. Proper organization is the key to sorting foods, so break things down into categories. Consider putting all baking goods into a basket, for example, and organizing canned foods from smallest to largest on a single shelf. Pullout trays are perfect for items such as saltshakers or toothpicks that are likely to roll around, keeping them out of the way of larger, bulkier items. Make sure to label anything you put into containers, including such nonperishables as cereals and pastas.

Lastly, keep in mind that when you open your pantry you will want to be able to see all your food items and this is where organization really shines. Place the smaller items in front with the larger items in back. This helps keep everything easily visible so you can grab what you need without having to search for it, keeping your trip to the pantry quick and easy.

Now that you’ve thought it all out and planned everything you need for the perfect custom pantry in your home, Boston Closet can help make it a reality. Our expert designers specialize in home storage organization systems and we can’t wait to help you get your kitchen pantry into shape! Call us at (617) 628-1150 or contact us online today for a FREE in-home consultation!

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