Organizing the kid snack drawer
Do you have one of these in your kitchen?
It works so wonderfully for us, especially with my second-grade daughter. After school, she can come right in and help herself to one of the snacks.
The issue is keeping everything organized.
I used this whole shelf for snacks. I found that my kids dug into everything without closing bags and leaving each item in general chaos.
Now, I keep all snacks they are allowed to take in that green tub. I portioned the popcorn into smaller ziploc baggies that my kiddos can grab and go.
Now, there is no reason they have to open up the bigger bag to get the snack they desire.
I also labeled the shelf with my Epson LabelWorks LW-600P as a reminder for me (and them!) that nothing else goes there BUT snacks.
Getting Rid of All the Open Bags
Tell me I’m not the only one with open bags of spaghetti, rice and various foods laying around my pantry.
I just don’t know what to do with these bags! You never need all of the contents at once, so you always need to save it for later. But, the bags come open and sometimes spill.
To remedy this, I bought storage containers for every food that I had an open bag for. Common foods that cause people trouble are:
- lasagna noodles
- powdered sugar
- brown sugar
I labeled each container clearly.
These not only eliminate the need for all those bags, but they also make the shelf look so much prettier!
Whatever state your pantry is in now, start with these three simple steps to get it back in order.
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