kitchen

The Organized Pantry

The Organized Pantry

Every week was the same.

I would buy a plastic container of fresh spinach on Sunday, eat a tiny bit on Monday, and then ignore it until it went bad. The following Sunday, I’d throw it out, and start my cycle over again. It felt awful. I wanted to eat my greens and was holding on to the idea of it - but couldn’t seem to bring it full circle and finish the damn container.

Too much fresh food went out that way in my hands. I’d have the best intentions of cooking and eating healthy at the beginning of the week - but I just wouldn’t be able to actually get it together over the course of the week. Not only was my diet deficient in fresh produce, I was all but throwing money away!

I wondered where I was going wrong. When I actually asked the question, I realized that the answer was two-fold. For one thing, my kitchen was a nightmare to work in. And for another, I didn’t have a real plan for how to buy and manage food.

If you want to organize your food storage, you need a plan for buying and managing food in your kitchen.

5 Mindset Shifts for an Organized Kitchen

5 Mindset Shifts for an Organized Kitchen

Ah, the kitchen. One of my favorite spaces in the home. So many of my childhood memories take place here. The kitchen is where I most often connect with my heritage, too, through making family recipes.

I’ve also come to realize that an organized kitchen is crucial for keeping myself healthy and plugging money leaks.

I started to figure out feeding myself beyond heating up a can of soup in college, and I had a nice, easy little rhythm for myself. I kept things pretty simple - whole wheat pasta, baby spinach, baby carrots, and hummus.