I have a confession to make, as organized as many of the spaces are in our home, our pantry is in extreme disarray. We don’t even have real shelving inside it, we only have a few metal units that I bought at a discount store years ago. I’d like to move those to the garage and take the time to really make our walk in pantry a space that’s both organized and attractive too.
I decided to round up some inspiration for some of you who like me may be experiencing the same doldrums about your pantry space. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have an entire closet in a kitchen as a dedicated pantry, often it’s a series of cabinets that must be utilized for the same purpose.
Make them work smarter by installing pull out drawers and attaching cubbies to the doors for spices or other small packages of dried goods.
Clear containers, bins, and baskets are your best friends when it comes time to organize your pantry. The benefit of glass containers or clear plastic bins is twofold: they add uniformity and you can see when you’re getting low on essentials.
Spices add zest to your cooking so they’re culinary necessities, but they can quickly take up space. Get clever with your storage solutions such as installing a rack on the back of a cabinet door or even dedicating a kitchen drawer to their storage.
Another smart idea is to incorporate a place for a list of what’s needed for that next trip to the grocer – consider a bulletin or magnetic board to also hold coupons or discount store membership cards.
The ultimate finishing touch to any pantry is a mega organized system that includes printed labels – download these stylish labels here.
I’m so motivated to get started on our pantry reorganization this year! I’m thinking of installing cabinets below and white open shelving above, with a brightly colored wall for a pop of color.
What tricks do you use to keep your pantry organized?
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