Unpack and Organize your Groceries to Save Time in the Kitchen
What happens to your groceries when you bring them home from the store? Do you toss what you must into the fridge and throw the rest haphazardly into cabinets? The most important part of maintaining an organized kitchen is unpacking your groceries in an orderly fashion. You actually need to think about the organization of your kitchen, what you really can fit, before you even purchase the groceries. I have a good size kitchen, but even with the extra storage space, I’m not a fan of buying very much in bulk. There are benefits to bulk shopping, but you must really have the space and organization to make good use of it. If you buy cereal, for example, you need to make sure you’re not putting brand new, unopened cereal in front of a box that’s already half eaten. That’s how you end up with chaos. When you’re unpacking your groceries, take the time to tear off the tops of snack boxes so individual items are accessible, put like items together with newer expiration dates to the back, unpacking everything fully. Taking the time to unpack and organize after grocery shopping will not only leave you with an organized kitchen, it will save you time in the long run.