Sachet packets are notoriously difficult to organise in the pantry. They don’t tend to sit well on their own and if they are really small packets, lying them flat makes them almost impossible to see at a glance. The most common solution is to place them in a basket, which is a great way to prevent the dreaded slip and slide act they love to perform. But even in a basket, packets get mixed up when you are rummaging through trying to find the one you want. And how many times have you grabbed a packet, only to find that it has passed its use by date? Frustrating!!
A simple solution that I find works a treat is to use Bag Clips. These clips are an inexpensive ‘must have’ item in any kitchen. Simply group all ‘like item’ packets together, sort them into expiry date order and then secure with a bag clip on the top corner. Storing the packets this way enables easy identification in the pantry and ensures that you use them in expiry date order, preventing wastage.
This storage solution will not only make your pantry more functional, but will assist you with keeping your pantry fully stocked. You can clearly see how many packets you have of each item and when you use the last one, the empty clip is a reminder to restock on your next supermarket shop.
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