The more disorganized your house is, the harder it seems to muster the energy to whip it into shape. One solution: Break big projects down into small tasks so what seemed impossible becomes achievable. You can establish order in 30 days or less!
3. Purge your pantry. Throw away anything that has expired, and take inventory of what is left so you don't buy what you don't need. What to toss when? Peanut butter should go after six months; canned goods, unopened cereal and rice after one year; pasta after two years.
4. Divide food into zones. Put dry goods such as pasta and rice on one shelf; stack canned goods together. Keep baking ingredients in a single area. Reusable chalkboard labels are a fun and practical option for identifying what's in each container.
5. Freshen up your fridge. Toss anything old (check expiration dates). Wipe down shelves. If the front has become a gallery for your kids' artwork, keep only one current piece per child and get rid of excess magnets.