Why every Australian household should tidy their kitchen pantry
The surprising benefits of pantry organisation
The kitchen is one of the highest foot traffic areas of the home and for many Australian households, it can be one of the most disorganised. According to ClickClack, clutter control can create a positive impact on Australians’ hip pockets, limit food waste, help keep the kilos at bay and lead to time-efficient habits,
SAVE MONEY ON GROCERY BILLS
The pantry is one of the most used kitchen cabinets, but it can also be one of the most chaotic. If your pantry is so full and jam-packed with items and ingredients you can’t easily view or access, you are more likely to re-purchase that item without realising you already have it. Pantry organisation will help you save money on grocery shopping.
REDUCE FOOD WASTE
In Australia, about one in five shopping bags end up in the bin, costing each household approximately $3,800 worth of groceries per year1. Additionally, about 35% of the average household bin is food waste2. A clutter free kitchen with items that are clearly labelled can lead families to use food before its use by date, therefore reducing your household’s overall food waste and helping the environment.
HEALTHY FOOD CHOICE
A beautifully organised pantry with easy access to healthy foods can lead to less take-away and more cooking at home. It helps with meal planning so you can see exactly what items and ingredients you have. You can also arrange your pantry so that any junk food, such as chocolates and cookies is hidden away from sight.
CREATE TIME EFFICIENT HABITS
Organising your cupboards may seem like a mammoth task at first, but in the long run it can help you save a lot of time and stress. An orderly pantry with easy access to all items and ingredients can lead you to create time saving systems and processes such as easier meal planning and preparation, and efficient grocery shopping and unpacking.