A pantry is a special room thatis intended for storage of various food products. It has more specific and special requirements. There should be strict observance of order, temperature, and also hygienic and cleanliness. In the pantry most often store grocery products in the form of cereals, flour, sugar, canned food, bottles of water and vegetable oil. Recently, canned food, intended for animals, as well as milk in long-term storage bags, has been added to this group. All this list can be stored at ordinary temperature. This article presents to your attention a number of tips on how to equip the pantry and maintain the ideal order and cleanliness in it. Given the specifics of this room, it is very often there are pollution of all kinds - dust, dirt, and various liquids. Choosing a place for the future pantry If you can select a room for a pantry, you better choose your room in a compact room that is located as close to the kitchen or to the main entrance. This is done with the expectation that purchases as soon as possible will fall from the packages to the pantry, and from there to the kitchen. Another option would be a fenced small storage space for the kitchen. Here you should choose the most uncomfortable place, preferably without windows. Take into account the fact that the entrance to the storeroom should go to the hall or corridor, not to the living room. As for the size of the room, you need to rely on the fact that the products should be stored on three sides. The depth of the shelves should be at least 35-40 cm. The optimum height for them is about 30 cm, but it is worth taking care of the presence of several higher shelves designed for larger containers. The passage should be about a meter. Occupy the entire height of the room, do not forget to take into account the location of the ladder. Optimal material for flooring Ideal for all surfaces of the room will be ceramic tiles. The best material for cleaning is not found. It is easy enough to clean, the absence of pores does not allow the surface to absorb moisture, the ceramic plate makes it possible to apply any detergent and disinfectant. With all this, tiles are a "cold" material, and this is a very useful property when storing various products. We paint the walls When painting the walls in the pantry the bestoption will be latex paint, it includes a variety of impurities that prevent the formation of fungi and mold. Unlike many other paints, you can wash it with a wet washcloth or a rag. Latex dyes are an excellent barrier, preventing moisture absorption. Wooden shelves and shelves, located in the pantry, should also be treated with special means. Open them with varnish or stain, they can prevent the formation of rotting trees and impurities of various kinds on the tree. Protection of the room from insects Some insects are carriers of a variety of diseases, which is why it is so important to prevent them from entering the pantry. If there is a window in the pantry, ventilation, block them with a special net from insects. Shelf life of certain food products It is spoiled products that cause the appearance in the pantry of all kinds of pests, mold and smell. Therefore, a very important task is a constant check of all the blanks: if there are insects in the groats, whether the preservation is dented, etc. An excellent solution will be the sorting of perishable food from those that can be stored for a long time. Establish ventilation The main component of any pantry is quality ventilation. Excessive moisture leads to dampness, and this is the key to the appearance of condensate, which in turn promotes the spread of harmful bacteria and microbes. If you do not have the opportunity to equip the pantry with a quality ventilation system, it is better to choose a room with a window, or one that can be systematically ventilated. Proper organization of all food products For maximum long-term storage of productsorder them according to certain criteria, given the storage temperature, type and weight of products. Lower racks cause heavy products, requiring a cooler temperature. These can be cans with conservation, heavy containers, etc. Shelves, located above, occupy them with light containers and loose products. Sort and separately pack them.