3 Family Friendly Pantry Tips

Whether it’s first thing in the morning or after school, your Jacksonville family is sure to flock to the kitchen for delicious meals and snacks before they’re out the door again. While this can feel like a constant whirlwind, feeding your hungry family doesn’t need to be a daunting task with the help of an organized, functional pantry. Our experts at More Space Place Jacksonville are here to share 3 tips for a custom pantry suited perfectly for kids and adults alike.

Hide the Sweets

Whether it’s the special bag of chocolate or a big bin of
cheese puffs, sometimes you don’t want your kids to have full access to
everything in the pantry. We recommend keeping these treats at the very top of
the pantry where they are out of sight and out of mind. You can even keep them
in bins where they won’t be seen. On the other hand, keep fresh fruit and
healthy snacks in wire bins at eye level for visible, healthy alternatives.

Divide and Conquer

Rather than make the pantry off limits for the kids in your
family, provide them with dedicated sections with color coded or labeled bins. They
won’t come to you constantly looking for snacks when they know where their own
snacks are in a bin made especially for them! This is a fun way that will encourage
children to spend time in the kitchen. Plus, it will keep your pantry clutter
free.

Make Cooking a Breeze

Cooking large quantities of food for a hungry family is made
easier when you have all of your ingredients organized and on hand. Once you
have an organized pantry, stock it full of your favorite cooking staples such
as flours, spices, mixes, and sauces. When everything has a place, it makes it
so much easier to prep food. We also love the addition of spice racks and
drawers or shelves dedicated to specific ingredients for even easier access.

The pantry in your Jacksonville family kitchen can be a functional and helpful corner of your home. Our expert team is here to help! Call More Space Place Jacksonville today to schedule a free, in-home consultation!