My poor food cupboard needs a good sort out and I'm wondering whether to buy containers to pour stuff in to: rice, pasta, flour etc. Do you have nice matching ones? Or any old tupperware? Is it worth the bother? And what about the cooking instructions - do you cut these out and put it inside? I'm guessing they need to be really airtight.
My kitchen is v v small, but with one (good old) Lakeland order I managed to double what I could fit into the cupboards, the catalogue is better as they seem to have more of the boxes. I don't decant ready made cereal, but I do put rice, oats, pasta etc. Most stuff I use a lot so I don't need the instructions as it were.
I keep dry goods in bog-standard tupperware boxes. They stack easily and I don't spill half the contents when the re-sealable seals lose their stick. TBH you don't really need to keep the instructions for dry goods unless they are artisan ingredients that need special TLC. I do label different flours and sugars on the outside though as it's a bit hard to tell the difference between plain and self-raising!
Phyllis, I've got a few of those lockable boxes already for picnics, snacks etc but hadn't appreciated how many there are in the range. I like the look of the onion one! I'm worried I'd forget whether it was 5 minute quick cook pasta or the stuff that takes 15 mins...and I know I could just taste it as it cooks but yes, it would be better to write what it was. AKMD what do you write on your boxes with?
I use old Kilner jars, either screw top jam jars or the wire clip jobs. I use a sharpie to write the contents on if not obvious, this usually comes off in the dishwasher when the jar is empty so I can start again with new contents.
I've also got some lovely 1970's fridge door jugs with red lids that we store rice, lentils in etc. I love them but only have 5 so far!