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Spring Cleaning Your Pantry and Fridge

Though it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner. That means it’s time to get ready to go through not only your closet, but your pantry and fridge as well. Here are our favorite methods to make your fridge and pantry sparkle.

1.Clean it out!
Cleaning out the fridge is something  you can do section by section or all in one go. Either way you prefer, start with taking everything out and sorting through what is still good to eat, and what is ready to be tossed or recycled. If you’re feeling a little bit extra, sort the remaining food into groups so that it is easier to restock.Similar to the fridge, it is important to take everything out of the pantry. While you are doing so, be sure to sort the food into a “keep” and “discard” pile. Some foods in the pantry tend to go unchecked for quite some time. Remember, the sell-by date is not the only rule to follow. Be sure to do the “smell test” on your spices and oils.

2.Clean it up!
Fun fact: you can use the same technique of mixing water and soap to clean your pantry and fridge. For tougher stains, use baking soda or a mixture of water and vinegar. These methods allow you to avoid using any kind of bleach and are food safe.

3.Re-stock!
Restocking your fridge is the best time to organize it to perfection. Each section of your fridge has a purpose. Be sure to store produce in the humidity drawer, condiments and drinks in the door, leftovers and dairy on the top shelf, and meats and eggs on the bottom shelf for optimal freshness.When restocking your pantry, it is important to find the best storage for each product. It is best to store baking ingredients (i.e. flour and sugar), cereals, granola, and other grains in airtight containers. This will give you the longest shelf life for these items. All other products can be stored in their original containers.

Now that you are an expert on spring cleaning your pantry and fridge, get to it and enjoy it!

Get ready to stock up and save!

This pretty smiling blonde is either putting away canned food or reaching for it in her kitchen cabinets. The food labels are dummies made by the photographer.

The STOCK UP & SAVE SALE is here and it’s time to get organized. Make it a New Year’s resolution to take time to rearrange and clean up your pantry to be stocked. Here are three steps to get your pantry clean and organized:

1.Clean it Out!

First thing you will want to do is get everything out of your pantry. Take every last can out so you can see what you have and then you can start sorting your items. Separate your items into four categories: things you use every day, things you use occasionally, things you want to donate and things you need to trash.

2. Clean Up!

Now that your pantry is empty, take advantage of it and wipe down all your shelves. Getting rid of the crumbs and dust will make your pantry feel ten times more organized. Take a damp cloth over all your shelves and then let them dry completely before you begin restocking.

3. Stock it!

Visit Macey’s and purchase everything you need from our Stock Up & Save sale.  See our ad here for all our great savings. Now that you have your food, let the organization begin. Separate your pantry in zones; this is the best way to make sure you won’t be dealing with unorganized chaos in a few months. Start by putting all your baking items in one section, breakfast items in another, lunch items in another, etc. Organizing by meals will A) make meal prep more simple and B) keep your pantry organized. Another zone you may want to include is a snack zone. Make your snack zone easy to access so your smaller family members will be able to reach and they won’t need to go ripping through your organized shelves searching for their favorite snack.

We hope these steps help you get your pantry in perfect order to stock up & save.

 

Pantry ready for case lot?

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Get your pantry ready for Case Lot

Spring is coming and it’s time to get organized. Maybe it was a New Year’s resolution that fell to the wayside, but there is still time to rearrange and clean up before Case Lot is over. Here are three steps to get your pantry clean and organized for spring:

  1. Clean it Out!

First thing you will want to do is get everything out of your pantry. Take every last can out so you can see what you have and then you can start sorting your items. Separate your items into four categories: things you use every day, things you use occasionally, things you want to donate and things you need to trash.

  1. Clean Up!

Now that your pantry is empty, take advantage of it and wipe down all your shelves. Getting rid of the crumbs and dust will make your pantry feel ten times more organized. Take a damp cloth over all your shelves and then let them dry completely before you begin restocking.

  1. Stock It!

Visit Macey’s and purchase everything you need from our Case Lot sale. See our ad [add link here] for all our great savings. Now that you have your food, let the organization begin. Separate your pantry in zones; this is the best way to make sure you won’t be dealing with unorganized chaos in a few months. Start by putting all your baking items in one section, breakfast items in another, lunch items in another, ect. Organizing by meals will A) make meal prep more simple and B) keep your pantry organized. Another zone you may want to include is a snack zone. Make your snack zone easy to access so your smaller family members will be able to reach and they won’t need to go ripping through your organized shelves searching for their favorite snack.

We hope these steps help you get your pantry in perfect order for Case Lot.