Tired of the mess that is your pantry? Follow this list of minimalist pantry essentials to streamline and clear the clutter once and for all.The best part? Stocking your pantry with these cooking essentials will ensure you have the building blocks for any basic recipe.
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How to Build a Minimalist Pantry
A pantry is an essential part of any kitchen.
The good news is that a well stocked pantry allows you to easily cook meals at home. This leads to healthier choices and is also much better on your budget.
The bad news is that just because your pantry is full doesn’t mean you have all the essentials. It’s easy to fill up your food storage area with random ingredients, snack items and things you bought but never use.
However, a streamlined pantry is neat, organized and filled with ingredients you use frequently.
To start your minimalist pantry you’ll need a quick pantry declutter session:
- Toss out anything that has expired
- Donate anything that is unopened but you haven’t used in 6 months
- Give all the shelves a quick wipe down
As you place items back in, take inventory of any items you use frequently and add them to my list to create your own personalized pantry list.
This list can then be used to help you keep focused when you go grocery shopping and to keep track of any items that need to be replaced.
Ready to simplify your pantry and make meal planning a breeze?
Check out the Capsule Pantry Blueprint from my friend Elisa
A Basic Pantry Staples List
Stock or Broth
Frequently used condiments
I also love these ideas to create a “Capsule Pantry”. Similar to a capsule wardrobe, but for your kitchen!
There you have it! The basic kitchen essentials to build your minimalist pantry.
Did I miss anything? Please include your suggestions in the comments below!