When I show buyers property, many buyers check the pantry in the home. They want to know storage size and style. Buyers are always quick to compliment a pantry if it is organized, and clean. In fact many of the buyers say “Wow, how do they keep it organized and clean?!”… and they forget that the home is staged.
We go to the grocery store. We buy food. Come home. Put food away.
We prep the kitchen to cook meals. Get food out of pantry to prep for meals. Prep the meals. Cook meals. Eat them. Clean kitchen.
When is the last time you have truly cleaned out your pantry?
Why Should You Clean Out Your Pantry?
- If your home is currently on the market, the buyers will want to know about storage. Organized, clean, and staged homes present the best first impression. Even for your pantry.
- Remove expired food.
- Take inventory of what you do have.
- Take note of what you are about to run out of.
- Take note of what you need to purchase.
- Check for pests.
Clean Out Your Pantry This Weekend!
Start off by removing everything out of your pantry, and place it in the kitchen. Then go throw each item. If it is expired, throw it out.
Clean pantry shelves, floor, baseboards, and possible cobwebs on corners of ceiling.
Also, while everything is out of the pantry, you may want to consider the following:
- Add more shelving
- Re-paint pantry
- Apply fun wall paper
- Apply contact paper to shelves
Then, only put the items back in the pantry you actually are going to use. This could also be a great opportunity to organize baking materials with jars, baskets, “Lazy Suzannes”, and items to make the pantry better!