Now that you have the staples and spices you need to stock your pantry and you have the boxes/bins to organize them (Part One), it is time to invest part of a weekend cleaning out and organizing.
Why? It is so much easier to cook when you can get to everything you need quickly, without having to reach over other stuff or have things knock over.
So here’s your final step:
Clean out everything that is expired or that you know you will never use.
Then group items into your bins, leave a little space for new foods you may purchase, and LABEL so everyone knows where to put food.
When my husband saw this transforming, he said two things -
“This makes it look appealing to cook.” (So, I get more help in the kitchen.)
“Now I know where to put something back.” (Which means I don’t have to look for things later.)