This Is the Right Way to Clean Out Your Pantry

To keep food fresh and organized, routinely cleaning out your cupboard might be overwhelming. Here's a step-by-step method to cleaning out your pantry properly.

1. Empty The Pantry Completely

This requires emptying shelves, drawers, and cabinets. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, do this in pieces if you have a lot of food.

2. Check Expiration Dates

Discard any food that is expired or close to expiring. You can also donate these items to a local food bank.

3. Inspect the Food

Look for any food that is damaged, spoiled, or has bugs. Discard these items immediately.

4. Clean the Shelves and Drawers

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any crumbs or dust. Wipe down the shelves and drawers with a damp cloth.

5. Organize the Food

Reorganizing your pantry can help you locate what you need. Label food in transparent containers or bins.

6. Restock the Pantry

Once you're happy with the organization, put everything back in the pantry.