Monday, 7 March 2016

How to organize your cupboard part 2


Continuing from part 1, here are a few more tips on how to organise your cupboards!



Separate products

When filling your cupboards, try to organise your food items by category, like all canned products together, all bottles together and so on. This is make searching for items easier, and it will lessen the risk of contamination through odours or microorganisms.

After you open a packaging

This happens to all of us, we buy things that sometimes we don't use it all at once, like a can of tuna, or tomato sauce and etc.
Do you just put the left over back in the cupboard half open like that? Of course not, right?
The best way is to put whatever is left over inside a glass jar with a lid, and depending on the product you should also put it inside your fridge.
If you don't have glass jar, the next best thing is to put them in plastic pots with lids.

Just remember: Plastic is toxic to humans, putting a hot left over in plastic will provoke it to release some plastic toxins into the food. It also happens if you reheat the food inside the plastic tub.


Food cupboards x Tableware cupboards

Should you put tableware and food items in the same cupboards?
No! Tableware should have it's separated cupboard, and food too.
Ideally tableware should be in cupboards that are higher, avoiding this way floor dust going on it.

Humidity in cupboards

Depending on the country you live, and the climate over there, you might deal with really bad humidity which often makes your kitchen cupboards smell funky and you can't prevent a lot molding.
Apart from cleaning more often than a drier country, I have a tip:
On each shelf and/or cupboard, put a little plate there with a piece of charcoal.
Charcoal absorbs humidity and works as a repellent for insects.
Keep in mind you will need to change it every 6 months.

I hope this was helpful to you.
Do you know any other tips and tricks to help?
Leave me a comment letting us know.

39 comments:

  1. Sometimes I seem like I am overly paranoid about spoilage and contamination, so I was glad to see someone else is paying attention. Thanks for this.

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    1. Hahaha
      Don't worry, there is a whole bunch of us out there!

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  2. Yes, yes - I live in Florida - thanks for the reminder of charcoal - people have mentioned this to me... and I know some people put it in a bowl in their closets, etc. - great idea.... and love these helpful tips!

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  3. Great tips! When I moved into my current place I was so excited about the storage space and open kitchen (that my last place lacked). I need to get better about the "once something is open part"

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    1. Oh I love open kitchens! I need one!

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  4. I just reorganized my kitchen but I am ready for round two to see what else I can get rid of.

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  5. This article was so helpful. Thank you!

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  6. I've heard so much about the plastic toxins and it sure is no no :|

    <3: Jasmin N | Little Things With Jassy

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    1. And thats is because I haven't gone on about it. When you know too much sometimes is terrifying!

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  7. I am OCD about how my food is organized! I organize it on the conveyor belt when checking out, so it is easier to put away when I get home. I am also in the process of looking for an eco-friendly glass set of tupperware so I can replace my plastic containers. I can't stand the idea of being poisoned by plastic. It's just horrible! All of these are really great tips!

    Erin | www.awelderswife.com

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    1. So am I, totally understand you!
      I even pack the grocery in order when at the store. Hehehe

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  8. I love this! I am always looking for ways to reorganize my life. Cubbards right now are the death of me! I can't seem to rid them of ants!

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    1. I think cupboards are probably the most difficult part of a kitchen. They always get messy.

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  9. Very helpful. Thanks!!!!

    www.jenniferdurrans.com

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  10. Ha! I have a very organized pantry (what we call cupboards in the U.S.) The problem is that my kids are responsible for putting up the groceries once I get home from the store...Every three months or so, I have to go in and do an overhaul. ;-0

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  11. This was very helpful ! I didn't know about the plastic thing :/ I store most of my leftovers in plastics as the college student that I'm ... I need to stop that now !

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    1. Plastics are so easy and cheap that we all do it. Until we find things out. HAHAHAHA

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  12. Love this!! I like the idea of being organised BUT need to work on it!!

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    1. We all do and all the time. Continuous task!

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  13. Great pointers. I wish only one thing. To have more cupboards in my kitchen.

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    1. I get you, my kitchen at the moment could do with more cupboards and space!

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  14. I'm flat out trying to organise our cupboards but my flat mates constantly mess it up. Nightmare!

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    1. I know what you, it is frustrasting when the people you live with disregard your work.

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  15. Really helpful - makes a really mammoth task seem a little less scary!

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  16. This is a great post! I just moved into my own place, and the hardest thing was deciding where to put things and how to organize it all. I swear I might be OCD sometimes haha

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    1. A bit OCD is not bad in people's lives!

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  17. I usually put opened cans in the fridge and then use the rest the next day - do people actually put opened cans in the cupboard ? :O

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    1. Amazingly enough Ruxandra, people do even worst than put opened cans in cupboards!

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  18. Very helpsul tips and informative. Well organized kitchen, would give less "nightmare"

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  19. I'm doing an organization serie myself and really loved this post! Congrats on the awesome tips.

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