Use sealed glass jars to organize rice, flour, sugar, herbs, tea… the list goes on! “Transferring your pantry essentials such as rice, sugar, and flour into clear glass canisters can help keep your food as fresh as possible, and you can also see when you’re running low on specific things," explains Lauren Allen, Found of home storage and organization outlet Not a Boring Box.
"And while storing your food in these air-tight containers is great for freshness and shelf-life, it can also be more hygienic. Flour mites and pantry weevils are, unfortunately, way more common than you may think!" Lauren explains. "They thrive in dark and humid environments, which means your pantry and food cupboards are the perfect breeding ground for these little pests- especially in the summer."
"Flours, oats, and rice are especially attractive to pantry pests, with some of these bugs even being able to eat through cardboard and paper packaging! And so, keeping your pantry goods tucked away in air-tight containers is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of these measly mites. Alongside this, having glass storage jars will instantly make your cupboards look nicer and tidier. Who doesn’t want that!?
It's also worth buying a label maker or sheets or these stylish Pantry Labels by Not a Boring Box (seen above). Labeling your jars will not only look fabulously organized, but it'll also make cooking and shopping for food so much more simple – you can see at a glance how much you have left and how it fits with your meal planning.