"Where's the peanut butter? Has anyone seen the crackers?" Do these questions sound familiar in your household? If so, you may be a candidate for organizing your pantry. Get yourself organized by taking this quiz.
If you have to hunt through your pantry to find an item, it's time to:
go out for dinner
call for help
In what way would an organized pantry save you time?
It would cut down on your weekly chore time.
You'd save on cooking time.
During meal preparation and grocery shopping, knowing what's in your pantry will save you time.
Which of these are basic principles of organizing a pantry, regardless of your method?
Items you use regularly should be accessible.
Items should be placed in order of expiration date.
Both of the above.
What is the goal of organizing your pantry?
not having to rummage for things when you want them
being able to show off the pantry to your friends
polishing your home management skills
What is a side benefit of storing food in airtight containers?
Your food would take less time to prepare.
Your food would last longer.
Your food would be tastier.
The size of your pantry and the amount of food you want to store in it will affect:
the length of time it takes to organize it
the method you use to organize it
the ease with which your family gets used to the new system
What is the first step in organizing the pantry, regardless of your method?
Put things in airtight containers.
Group like objects together.
Take everything out and clean the empty area.
What should you do as you are grouping the items together?
Make a shopping list to cover what you don't have.
List all the items you have alphabetically.
Throw out anything that's passed the expiration date.
Which items should you put in the harder-to-reach areas?
things you don't use often
things you use often
things you don't have a use for
When you pre-plan meals, what should you put into containers?
your shopping list for that meal
the pantry items you'll need per meal and the corresponding recipe
basic items, like salt, sugar and flour
What is meant by the term "nonperishable"?
something that can last indefinitely without going bad
something that never dies
something that can be used again and again
Why is it a good idea to store flour and grains in airtight containers?
to ensure that they will be located easily in your pantry
to prevent them from being exposed to moisture and to protect them from bugs
to delay the expiration date
How long do sugar and similar dry goods usually last for?
How can you keep track of the freshness of items?
You label them with the date of purchase.
You taste them periodically just to make sure.
You can't; it's just guesswork.
Where is the best place to keep spices?
in a warm and dark place
in a cool and moist place
in a cool and dark place
Canned food can last for at least two years in many cases. What is important to check before opening an old can?
that you are prepared to eat the contents
that the label is still pristine-looking
that there is no leak
Having stackable containers means that you can:
minimize air pockets
maximize storage space
do away with shelves altogether
In what way are baskets versatile as food holders?
They are airtight in all weather conditions.
They can be taken in and out of the pantry with ease.
They are stackable both above and below the shelves.
Stair-step shelves in a pantry can be likened to:
seats in a stadium
musical notes on a keyboard
colors in an artist's palette
When did Earl Silas Tupper introduce Tupperware to the market?