Welcome to DAY 12 of our 15 Minute Prepping Projects series. Today our project is to organize your pantry. You don’t have to do a complete overhaul, but spend at least 15 minutes on it!
Every day for the month of September we will celebrate National Preparedness Month by undertaking a small task to help us get more prepared. Do as few or as many days as you want. Jump in at any time. Do them out of order, or more than one in a day. And feel free to share what you are doing!
Embarking on an organization project can often feel so overwhelming that you just put it off and put it off because you know it will take hours to get it done. My goal with these 15 minute projects is to find a little something that you can do to get more prepared and feel like you accomplished something. So for our pantry organization project, don’t feel like you have to pull out the entire contents of your pantry, re-package things into cute containers with labels, and make it Pinterest perfect. We just want to spend 15 minutes making it a little better. But if you want to spend a few 15 minute periods throughout the day that’s ok too.
Here are a few ideas of things you can do to organize your pantry in 15 minute time blocks:
- Throw away any expired/stale/rotten/bad food (food can often be good after expiration, but if in doubt, throw it out)
- Donate any food that your family is not going to eat but is still good
- Put like items together on the same shelves
- Take an inventory of what extra food items you have
- Purchase or build can organizing racks
- Wipe off/dust all shelf surfaces
- Move items to basement or garage storage that are used infrequently to give you more space
- Make a grocery list to replenish any items you are low on
Share Your Results
Pantry makeovers are one of my favorite things to see. If you make good progress in your pantry today please take some before and afters and share with me! Here are some ways you can share:
Instagram: Use #15minuteprep and tag @jodi_foodstoragemadeeasy on any post or story you do featuring your project. You can follow the hashtag to see everyone’s projects and if you tag me I will repost in my stories throughout the day (if your account is public).
Facebook: Comment on the PINNED posts in my Facebook Group (If you are not a member yet I will try to get you added within 24 hours so you can play along). The most recent day should show up at the top and you can scroll to the right to see past days. I will try to share some of these to Facebook stories as well (no names will be used, don’t worry!)
Text me: If you are not already signed up to get the daily challenges via text just text 15minuteprep to 717-788-3663. You can always reply to the daily text with your “report” so I can cheer you on.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder