Three Balls Red Tips:

Five Expert Tips for a Dream Pantry

Three Balls Red Tips:

Five Expert Tips for a Dream Pantry

Here at Three Balls Red HQ, we are all a little obsessed with those magazine-worthy pantries where everything has a place and you don’t have to dig through a mess, only to discover items that have expired a year ago.

It was fortunate, then, that we met the fabulous Jessica Schultz, from Collectively Organised, who worked her magic on Three Balls Red’s creative director, Jasmine Dowthwaite’s, pantry at her family home at Miami.
With a background in visual merchandising, Jess – who has been colour blocking her clothes in her wardrobe since she was eight - is passionate about organising her clients’ pantries, wardrobes, linen cupboards and offices, helping them maximise space and, in turn, making their lives easier.
Jess says the biggest faux pas she sees when visiting a client’s home or office for the first time is keeping items in an area that is completely different to where they use them and not having designated zones for items, which causes clutter.
“It is common for clients not to have categories for miscellaneous or utility items such as cords, cards and wrap, event items and spreading them throughout linen cupboards, laundries and pantries where they end up becoming clutter and often hard to locate when needed,” she says.

With that in mind, Jess has kindly shared her top five tips for organising your pantry like a pro:

Here at Three Balls Red HQ, we are all a little obsessed with those magazine-worthy pantries where everything has a place and you don’t have to dig through a mess, only to discover items that have expired a year ago.

It was fortunate, then, that we met the fabulous Jessica Schultz, from Collectively Organised, who worked her magic on Three Balls Red’s creative director, Jasmine Dowthwaite’s, pantry at her family home at Miami.
With a background in visual merchandising, Jess – who has been colour blocking her clothes in her wardrobe since she was eight - is passionate about organising her clients’ pantries, wardrobes, linen cupboards and offices, helping them maximise space and, in turn, making their lives easier.
Jess says the biggest faux pas she sees when visiting a client’s home or office for the first time is keeping items in an area that is completely different to where they use them and not having designated zones for items, which causes clutter.
“It is common for clients not to have categories for miscellaneous or utility items such as cords, cards and wrap, event items and spreading them throughout linen cupboards, laundries and pantries where they end up becoming clutter and often hard to locate when needed,” she says.

With that in mind, Jess has kindly shared her top five tips for organising your pantry like a pro:

First Impressions Count

Ensure the entry view to your pantry is something you are happy with your guests being able to see. Use this as a starting point and use any display items in this area. 

In the Zone

Always zone your pantry for categories and think about what appliances are adjacent. For example, having coffee and tea adjacent or just above the coffee machine and kettle.

First Impressions Count

Ensure the entry view to your pantry is something you are happy with your guests being able to see. Use this as a starting point and use any display items in this area. 

In the Zone

Always zone your pantry for categories and think about what appliances are adjacent. For example, having coffee and tea adjacent or just above the coffee machine and kettle.

To jar or not to jar

Be cautious to not 'overcommit' to canisters and jars if you won't have the time or future enthusiasm to decant and date check them regularly.

In a spin

Use turntables for awkward corner spaces and also to group items like spreads, sauces and condiments.

Shelve it

Use a three-tiered shelf where possible for canned goods to be able to see what you have. For added ‘wow’ factor, be sure to colour block your cans in rainbow order.

To connect with Jess, head to her instagram @collectively_organised

To jar or not to jar

Be cautious to not 'overcommit' to canisters and jars if you won't have the time or future enthusiasm to decant and date check them regularly.

In a spin

Use turntables for awkward corner spaces and also to group items like spreads, sauces and condiments.

Shelve it

Use a three-tiered shelf where possible for canned goods to be able to see what you have. For added ‘wow’ factor, be sure to colour block your cans in rainbow order.

To connect with Jess, head to her instagram @collectively_organised

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