Pick from our storage solutions for your bulk purchases
Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Sales, discounts or smart buys – all these have the same effect on us. And, it’s not the impulsive purchases we are talking about here; sometimes it makes more sense to buy your supplies in bulk. Not only can you bag a deal on bulk purchases but it also saves your time by cutting down on the number of trips you need to make to the supermarket. Bulk purchases me an endless number of bags of chips, grains, pulses, boxes, tins, etc. And the question that haunts us all is where should we put all this away? Fret not; we have put together a list of storage kitchen decor solutions that will help you manage your bulk purchases.
1. Invest in over sized airtight containers: Move all bulkier items like grains, pulses, and flour into separate airtight containers. Make sure you store these containers away from direct sunlight.
2. Work with larder units: If you can, create slim pullouts in niches between the refrigerator and wall or counter. All smaller packets of purees, mixers, sachets can go into this larder.
3. All in one: Divide the masalas into quarterly portions and pour this into airtight containers. This will help you save space and give you a clear picture of the balance supplies.
4. Stack by size: Place all similar-sized jars together. If you can, create shelves similar to those you see in supermarkets. There’s a reason why they have them – it works. You can see all your supplies at one go, and they are accessible at all times.
5. In the bathroom: You can throw all your toilet paper rolls in a large basket, which can be placed in the dry area or in the loft if you have one.
6. Hotel inspiration: We have all been fascinated by the cereal dispensers at breakfasts at any hotel. Get yourself a few and pour all your packets into different ones. This will help you get rid of extra cartons and will also allow you a multitude of breakfast options every morning.
Transfer all your pulses, grain, flour and other bulky supplies into large airtight containers and store them away from direct sunlight.
Work with open shelves as seen in supermarkets, it lets you see all your supplies at one go and keeps things organised.
Group similar sized jars together to save space.
You can ration out your supplies as per your needs on a quarterly basis, and make a larger portion out of small sachets.
Throw in all the toilet paper rolls in a basket and put in the dry area or on the loft.
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