My client was going to have her carpenter build her more shelves for her pantry. I was pretty confident that what she really needed was a few organizer bins and me to organize it all! I had a great time moving pieces around like a rubiks cube. I am not sure what she would have spent on her new shelves, but I do know having custom items built and installed is not cheap. Besides, she also would still have had items spread out, often with similar types of items not together. This is already a lot to look at at once, making it hard to find things, but add that not all like items were together, it can be easy to buy what you already have. She now has a template to work with - storing similar types of foods together, appliances together, etc. And if she doesn't like where I placed things or wants some items more eye level, at least she now has a sense of how she might re-arrange but keep things well organized.
I spent just over $100 on storage bins and mini wire shelves. I repurposed some of her left over containers (she had a lot) to contain like items such as chocolate bars, bulk seeds and grains, saving probably $25. Now she can more easily see what she has, find the right spice, or see if she is getting low on something before heading to the store.
Food waste is a huge methane gas producer on our Earth. In fact, it is the single largest category of material in US landfills! When we throw food away that has gone bad or is just old, it gets buried with all the other trash in the landfill and does not decompose, causing methane (a green-house gas) to build up in those piles. By keeping an organized pantry and kitchen (Fridge too!) you are contributing to a healthy planet. It also saves you money and time. Win win!!
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