Use these easy organizing solutions to minimize waste and maximize savings. ALL YOU Savings Star Kelly Hancock, founder of Faithful Provisions (faithfulprovisions.com) and author of Savvy Saving: Smart and Easy Ways to Cut Your Spending in Half and Raise Your Standard of Living...and Giving! helps you streamline your pantry with her best strategies.
1. START FROM SCRATCH
Pull everything out of your pantry and set it on a counter so you can see what you have. Then clean the shelves, sweep the floor and separate the items you want to keep and donate from expired items you can throw away.
2. CREATE MORE SPACE
3. MAKE A SYSTEM
4. TRACK IT
Tape a list to your pantry door that notes the quantity, expiration and location of everything within. Download the free template at faithfulprovisions.com to keep track of when you use and add items.
BONUS TIP: When you finish a glass jar of pasta sauce or bottle of juice, wash it, relabel it and use it to store bulk-bin buys.