When it comes to maximizing your space and organizing baking supplies, the key is to purge as much as possible before you start filing and piling. Doing so ensures that everything you keep and organize is fresh. Whether you are organizing your home kitchen or business, it’s best to have a plan of action before taking it all on.
That way, you can tailor how you organize your baking supplies to your specific needs and what you use the most. Before you get started, be very careful because things can get a little messy! Take inventory of what you have and be resourceful. Starting from scratch and consolidating from the bottom up will help to keep you on track. Now that you are prepped and ready, here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Use containers to the max
Tupperware has a way of making life easier. By using containers, you can keep key ingredients fresh and easily accessible. Adding labels will give you peace of mind when looking through similar ingredients.
2. Spice it up
Spice racks aren’t just meant for spices. They were made for sprinkles! Placing them on a shelf on a wall makes for quick access and easy storage.
3. Turn it up
Trays and turntables are a great way to organize smaller baking items. Placing the less used items in the back and frequently used items in the front optimizes access to every supply. You have the option to remove the whole tray or simply turn it to get what you need.
4. Mason jars
These jars are so versatile and convenient. Stash cupcake liners in mason jars and never wonder what holiday designs you currently have again.
5. File it away
Organizing bakeware in a vertical designer (filing) is the easiest way to get to your cupcake pans and cookie sheets. This also prevents stacks of cake pans from toppling over.
6. Full display
Hang what you can. Having tools and measuring spoons hanging from an open shelf is a display of your baking prowess!
7. Bigger is better
It is best to buy in bulk. Not only will this help you stay organized, it is much more economical in the long run. In fact, certain stores let you bring your own containers so that you purchase exactly what you need.
8. Labels are good
When it comes to organizing your baking supplies, labeling everything is the best way to go. This makes it easy to find any ingredients and it’s just plain fun to do.
9. Drawers and baskets
Designate a baking drawer or area for baking items. Use plastic baskets to store smaller kitchen appliances. It’s much easier to take out a basket than hunt through cords and other appliances to get what you are looking for.
10. Stack & roll
Baking mats can be staked and loosely rolled with rubber bands and placed between sheet pans.
If you really want to go all out, create a baking inventory sheet to track all items that you keep in your baking pantry regularly and use expiration dates. When getting organized, it’s out with the old and in with the new! Keeping an organized baking space brings peace of mind.
These are just a few ideas for organizing your baking supplies, however, it really depends on how you want to use the space you have and what items you use the most of. The most important thing to remember is keeping ingredients fresh and sealed.
As experienced baking professionals, we understand keeping baking staples ready and accessible is a time and cost saver. By grouping, labeling, and hanging baking supplies, convenience is king. At Medina Baking & Supply, we are here to help with your baking needs, one teaspoon at a time.