The Ultimate Organizing a Pantry Quiz
by Staff
"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
  • organize it
  • 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?

  • six months
  • one year
  • indefinitely

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?

  • in 1926
  • in 1946
  • in 1966