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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Weekend Assignment: Answer this Question!

We all know that rotating the items in our pantries is an essential part of keeping a well-stocked pantry, so let's share our tips on how we do that.

How do you make sure you are using the oldest items in your pantry first?

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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12 comments:

  1. I will be watching to see if there is something better than what I am currently doing. Right now, I put the oldest to the front and the newest to the back. Paula in KS

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    1. Paula, I try to do this too but sometimes, okay a lot of the times, things get moved around and get out of their place. If I take the time to write the expiration date on the package/container with a black sharpie then I can tell at a glance what needs to be used first even if things get mixed up.

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  2. We write dates on food packages and cans with a Sharpie so that we can easily see when food expires and hopefully everything is rotated so that the oldest is in the back. It is so much easier to rotate stock with the large easy to see dates.

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    1. Lana, I agree. That was what I was telling Paula in her comment above.

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  3. I, too, rotate stock by putting newest to the front. Because my shelf space is narrow, I also have taught everyone to take items from the right front to back before starting the next row on the left. So, oldest stock is a row farthest on the right. Newest stock is the last can/box in the back of farthest left column. I never thought to write expiration dates in sharpie on the front, great idea!

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    1. Lace, sounds like you have your family trained! Good for you!

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  4. I just put new items in the back. We don't buy any packaged items but we do buy olives and tomato sauce in cans (never enough tomatoes:). One thing that helps is that our pantry shelves are just deep enough for 3 canning jars (unless 1/2 pints) so rotating isn't a big deal. In newer homes, the pantry shelves I've seen are really deep. I would probably store my TP behind the food just to keep the food from getting lost in the depths of the shelves. Interesting topic. I hadn't really thought about it that much.

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    1. Lady Locust, that's a good idea about storing TP in the back of deep shelves!

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  5. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll be marking my with sharpie's now! I had forgotten Mom used to do this.

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    1. Vickie, those little sharpies are handy things aren't they????

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  6. I put the newest items in the back as well (well, I try to at least). My "pantry" is narrow and deep, so every couple of months I go through everything and pull all the older cans to the front.

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    1. DesertWife, keeping everything organized surely does help doesn't it?

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