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The Organized Pantry: 8 Rules for Decanting Dried Goods

The most common problem that we come up while we are cooking is when we do not find the proper goods in our kitchen.These tips are helpful for those whose passion is into cooking and worries about their dried goods being thrown unorganized every time they use the kitchen.

Decanting is life changing. For a relatively low investment (think Ikea jars or reused glass containers), you can make a big impact in your cupboards by decanting grains into neatly stacked jars. Here’s how—in 8 easy steps.

1. Choose your jar.

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Find an airtight canning jar you like, and buy in bulk at your local grocery store. To maximize utility, opt for uniform jars that line up and stack well so you can easily see what you’ve got. To minimize expenditures, wash and reuse old jam jars and the like.

2. Use jars that suit your needs.

If you’re a baker, make sure the jars are large enough to store what you use most often; invest in the largest size of canning jar for frequently used ingredients like flour and sugar. If you rarely bake, one medium-sized jar of all purpose flour will do. If you use lots of spices and herbs when you cook, the smallest sizes work best.

3. Clean and dry your jars before using.

Make sure your new (or reused) jars are completely clean. And dry. Any remaining moisture will cause your dried goods to clump. We recommend leaving newly washed jars out to dry for at least a day before filling.

 

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