When you bring food home in bulk, you can feel great about saving money at the grocery store. After all, buying bulk is a great way to cut out packaging while also buying your pantry essentials at a discounted price. Of course, when you get home you have to figure out the best way to store them practically. Leaving them in the sacks that you purchased your bulk food in is seldom a convenient way to store them when you get home; not only is it hard to find what you are looking for in a sea of plastic baggies, it also doesn’t look great in your cupboard or in drawers. If you like to store some of your staples on the counter, you especially don’t want to litter bags around the kitchen. That’s why investing in kitchen storage is a great idea when you are buying in bulk. Kitchen storage canisters are the best way to display your bulk foods.
Canisters are great for both countertop and pantry storage. First and foremost, great canisters are going to make it easier than ever to find the ingredients that you need when you are cooking and baking. They will also be airtight to ensure that everything inside is fresh for as long as possible. Ideally, the canisters that you use most often are going to be labeled and easy to see through so that you can tell how much you have of any ingredient. It’s also important to consider how much space you have on the countertop and in the cupboard before buying a new set of canisters. The canisters should also be big enough to store a good amount of your bulk ingredients, too. Take a moment to consider how much of any given ingredient you use in a week or a month to determine the most convenient size for your family.
When considering the best canisters for your space, the style is nearly as important as the size and material. After all, anything you display on your countertop should complement your kitchen’s décor so that you can feel great every time you see your organization. But in addition to attractiveness, you should also consider how easy your canisters are to clean and refill. If you share the kitchen with pets or children, making sure that your canisters are also accident-proof, like durable plastic or stainless steel, is a great idea. Feel great when you bring home bulk food!