A new year signifies a fresh start for many, and after the year we had last year? Well, we could all do with a clean, organised home to help cope with the stresses we’ve experienced.

“Tidy house, tidy mind” is an expression we love here at Kurmond Complete, so we thought we’d share our top tips on how to organise one of the often most disorganised spaces in the home – your pantry.

1. Empty it
The best way to start the process is to line everything up on your kitchen benchtop and see what you have. Once everything is out, thoroughly wipe down your shelves.

2. Categorise into groups
This helps you clearly see what you have and makes re-organising the shelves easier. Group together: baking goods, cereals, cans, spices, jars and kitchen related items.

3. Check Use By dates
We’ve all found that pantry item 18 months out of date at one point or another, so we want you to avoid experiencing that again. Throw anything out that has passed it’s used by date. If you discover some long-life items you impulse bought but know you’ll never use, consider donating them to a food bank.

4. Use clear stackable containers
Choose containers that stack well, in a variety of sizes. This may seem an expensive outlay to start, but it will be worth it in the long run. Clearly label your containers.

5. Use extra storage
Shelf racks, baskets and tubs are great for holding items that don’t need sealable containers (root vegetable). There are some wonderful tiered shelving options available for cans and spices, allowing you to easily see what you have in stock. Keep all your reusable grocery bags in a bag holder to keep the floor clear.

6. Maintenance is key
Once you’ve spent the time re-organising your pantry, it’s important to maintain the order. To avoid having to do it all again, encourage your family to keep it organised and looking fresh. Have extra containers on hand, ready to use when needed.

Why choose Kurmond Complete for your new home in Sydney?

With complete transparency, we have created a range of homes that has everything covered – all you need are the keys and to move in. With quality inclusions, council fees, driveway and our upgrade packages you can rest assured that the price of your tender is the COMPLETE price – no hidden extras or surprises.

If you need a little inspiration, why not pop in to one of our stunning display homes in Sydney? Have a walk around and immerse yourself in the look and feel of these contemporary and stylish homes, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to learn more about the specifications of the builds.

For us, the best moment is when we hand over your keys. So, call us today and let’s get started.

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