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Spring Clean your pantry

6 tips for 'spring cleaning' your pantry for wellness success

1. Take everything out. I know, I know! But yesssss, take everything off the shelves. Pssst, this is a great step for the kids to help with.

2. Throw away all the expired / stale / unwanted items.

3. Divide your goods into 3 categories:

  • Dried goods & cans (grains, cereals, baking goods, spices etc)

  • Snacks

  • Temptation items. These are items that have empty calories, or are not nutrient-dense (chips, sugary cereals, cookies, etc)

4. Pre-portion the snacks for easy grab & go items. Place these at eye level in your pantry. That way when you go to grab a snack your eye meets these first and the pre-portioned servings will help with convenience.

5. Place the dried goods and cans back onto the shelves at eye level. These are going to be the items that you grab and go frequently, so think about accessibility. Also try and make sure that these items are grouped together for easy grocery list-making and meal prepping. i.e. spices together, oils together, grains together, etc.

6. Put the temptation items in the most inconvenient spot. Think the highest shelf, the far corner, or that awkward spot at the back. You know what they say...out of sight, out of mind.

7. Step back and give yourself a pat on the back for getting your 'spring cleaning' complete.