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When it comes to creating the perfect pantry, weary homeowners often don't have the time nor the skills to keep the space clean or organised.


But at just 23, pantry guru Sarah Alkhal, has mastered the art of organisation and is responsible for a number of incredible transformations.

Ms Alkhal, who runs Luxe Organised Living, has shared some of her favourite transformations and her top tips for those wishing to give it a go for themselves.


'I have a passion for feeling clean internally. Surfaces can only do so much, but opening a fresh and tidy pantry goes a lot further. It's like a detox for your house,' she said.

Work in zones

According to Ms Alkhal, one of the most important tips is focusing on zones.

'It is very easy to just put things wherever they fit. Unfortunately this means you wont end up with a very functional pantry in the end,' she explained.

'Try and stick to using the same products on each shelf and keeping the most utilised group of items at eye level. It's usually the pantry containers filled with the basic cooking staples that should take this prime position.

'This will also reduce the amount of times you double up on something you didn't realise you had. Say goodbye to waste and hello to saving some money on your

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Customise your labels

While you can purchase labels at the store, customisation is key.

'Whilst label makers most definitely serve their purpose, if you want to make your pantry pop its customized labels all the way,' Ms Alkhal said.

'For those who are constantly changing up the contents of their containers, try a chalk board label. You can wipe the marking off the label, and reuse them in the process.'


Spruce up your treats 

Although some may choose to hide their tasty treats away, others display them with pride.

And the latter is the best way to do it, says Ms Alkhal, who suggests showing them off in style.

'Everyone has weakness or a favourite snack. Using beautiful glass jars to display these is an easy way to add the LUXE effect to your pantry,' she said.

'It also makes a perfect bribe for the kids and are super handy to pull out for those last minute guests!'


Don't over commit

According to Ms Alkhal, not everything needs its own container and label.

'Sometimes, when we over-organise, we make the space impossible to maintain,' she said.

'Try using big storage tubs to group similar items together. Anything from kids snacks, to spare packets of rice and pasta.'


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Plan it out

Before you launch into your transformation, Ms Alkhal suggests taking some time to plan it out.

'Without planning, you could end up spending double the time on the task because your deciding where to put things as you go,' she said.

'A simple sketch of your pantry with zones marked out will make the world of difference.'



Don't mismatch 
One of the most common mistakes with pantry organisation is what Ms Alkhal describes as 'mismatched madness.' 'It's great to snap up a bargain on containers when you see them on sale, but ask yourself: "Does this match what you currently have at home?"' Ms Alkhal said. 'Buying things bit by bit is a great way to save money, but always remember that mismatched products will only end up taking away from the "organised" effect.'