5 Tips on how to reduce plastic waste and have an organized pantry, for good.

  1. Gather reusable storage containers: Repurposed glass jars are great for this purpose, but there is a wide range of options, including durable plastic containers and steel. Choose airtight containers to keep your food fresh and prevent pests from entering. Opt for containers of different sizes to accommodate various items in your pantry.

  2. Completely empty the pantry. Take everything out, place it on the counter, and begin sorting what you want to keep and what needs to go. You will be surprised at what you find in there.

  3. Categorize the different food types you have to make it easier to place them in storage containers and back into the pantry in an organized manner. For example, group all the snacks together, all the flours together, all the pastas together, etc.

  4. Transfer food category by category into appropriately sized storage containers and label them. If it makes more sense to keep a product in its original packaging, that works too.

  5. Reload everything back into the pantry in their respective categories, neatly arranged. The results will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, potentially.

To maintain this newly organized state, start refilling the containers at your local refill store. You'll be surprised by how much money you save and how clean your pantry stays!

Remember, transitioning to a plastic-free pantry takes time and effort, so start with small steps and gradually make sustainable changes. By following these tips, you can create an organized, plastic-free pantry that promotes both environmental consciousness and convenience.