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Simple Ideas for Hardworking Pantries

A pantry makeover is a great way to save time, save money and eliminate waste. It’s easy, too. Check out our tips to see how to make your pantry work harder for you — with just a little time, a little imagination and a few everyday items from the Club and BJs.com.

Cereal

Use labels as labels.

Brightly colored boxes make it easy to spot your favorite cereal but they don’t keep it very fresh. Solution: store open boxes in Rubbermaid Cereal Keepers ($14.99/3 pk. in-Club) and use the side of the box as a label. Earn bonus cash for your school with Box Tops for Education.

Snacks

Make your own single-serving bags of tempting snacks.

Big bags of chips and trail mix offer big savings — but they won’t fit in a lunch bag. Solution: Prefill Ziploc Sandwich/Snack Bags Variety Pack ($11.99/375 ct., in-Club) with all your favorites for budget-friendly snacks that are ready to grab and go.

Tablet Pantry

Get more from your pantry with your phone or tablet.

After saving on a new 8.0" Samsung Galaxy Tab A ($139.99 After $50 Off in-Club Clipless Coupon* or $149.99 Delivered After $50 Off BJs.com Instant Savings* 7/21/16 - 8/8/16), put it to work saving money on food and sundries, too, by downloading one of the hundreds of available free pantry apps. They best simplify meal planning, prevent waste and make stock-up shopping a breeze.

Mix and Match

Create mix-and-match meals for busy nights.

There’s always time for a hot, homemade meal. Just fill Bella Storage Solution 12-qt. Totes ($16.99/6 pk. in-Club) with versatile ingredients like Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese. Paired with Bumblebee White Tuna and Green Giant Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, for a no-bake tuna casserole. Or mix in Goya Black Beans, corn and lots of McCormick Chili Powder and you’ve got zesty chili mac and cheese.

vertical

Go vertical to store more in less space.

With hanging shelves — like the one from the E-Z DO 3-Piece Dorm in a Bag Set ($19.99 in-Club) — you can fit a pack of Berkley Jensen Paper Towels ($14.99/12 ct. in-Club) in just 2 sq. ft. Stock up and save!

Canned Foods

Stack smarter for easier access to canned foods.

Honey-Can-Do Kitchen Organizer Racks ($21.99/2 pk., Delivered BJs.com) let you grab a can from the bottom without moving a thing.

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