4 SECRETS TO PREPARING YOUR PANTRY FOR THE IN-LAWSJuly 29, 2017
Are you having your in-laws in town for the holidays? You probably have mixed emotions about their upcoming visit, but hopefully excited anticipation tops your list of feelings! If you’re also nervous about how things will go in the kitchen with a full house during the holidays, now’s the time to prepare your pantry for the in-laws’ arrival. Follow these four steps to ensure a positive experience.
ORGANIZE AND CONSOLIDATE
The holidays are busy and stressful enough without a messy pantry to deal with. That’s why the first step to achieving food pantry organization is to clean it out. Remove items one by one and examine them. Throw away anything that has passed its expiration date or gone stale. This helps you avoid facing the possibility of cooking with expired food when it comes time to prepare meals for the family.
SET A POSITIVE MOOD
With everything removed from the pantry, it’s time to replace the items you want to keep. Consider investing in airtight containers of various sizes and colors to help organize your pantry and keep food fresh. Storing opened cereal, flour and sugar in decorative containers also helps make the pantry more aesthetically pleasing. When you feel good about reaching for food in the pantry, it sets a positive mood everyone can benefit from.
ORDER CALIFORNIA CUSTOM PANTRY CABINETS
If your pantry lacks the space you need, consider ordering custom pantry shelving and cabinets to give you more room to work with. A customized solution fits your style perfectly and has all the right features to store everything you want. It also has much better aesthetics than the standard wire shelves found in many pantries so you can be proud to show off your pantry to your in-laws while they’re in town
MAKE A PANTRY LIST
Before you get gung-ho about picking out a pantry design, make a list of the items you want to store in your California pantry so you can customize a pantry to hold everything you need.
For example, if you bake a lot, you probably have several cookie sheets and casserole dishes. A pantry with vertical storage slats is just what you need. If you want to store small appliances in the pantry instead of on the counter, slide-out shelves make storage easy. Pull-out pantry drawers are also handy for storing extra kitchen washcloths and towels without taking up valuable space in the main kitchen area.
Contact Lux for a free California custom pantry design quote today. Act quickly and you can have your new pantry ready when the in-laws arrive!