Organizing a pantry starts with sorting and grouping items, whether by product or by date. If you’ve chosen to organize your pantry because food is expiring before you can use it, then we suggest that you organize pantry food by date and then by limiting how much you purchase.
Start by checking the expiration date on all of your cans/packages. Using a black magic marker, either circle the expiration date or rewrite the expiration in larger letters. You might consider getting in the habit of circling expiration dates when you bring items home from the grocery store.
As you put items back on the shelves, remember to place your dated items together.