Organize Your Pantry Like a Pro - 8 Simple Tips

Organize Your Pantry Like a Pro - 8 Simple Tips

Mar 7th 2019

Your pantry is the treasure trove of your kitchen. But it can go neglected over time, and when it does, it's more like a dungeon of doom than a trove of treasures. It's time to untangle the chaos and get back on track with these simple strategies to organize your pantry like a pro.

1 Clean 
Start by removing everything from the pantry, give it a good wipe down, and pitch expired items. A thorough cleaning
gets rid of contaminants and lingering smells that can develop in all those abandoned nooks and crannies.

2 Categorize 
Categorize items and designate different areas of the pantry as zones for each category. Group foods such as baked goods; breakfast items like cereal, jams, oatmeal, and syrups; dry pasta, and sauces; everyday snacks like bars, chips, and crackers; and cooking essentials like oils, spices, and condiments. Keeping clearly separated zones helps you know exactly what you have and what you don't.

Kitchen Pantry Food Storage Organizer Bins & Labels

3 Label
Labeling is a must, and this is your opportunity to add some style to your pantry. Use handmade name tags, chalkboard labels, or small index cards to give it that professional look. Labeling means everything will have a place and help you identify what needs added to the shopping list.

Coffee + Tea Storage
 

4 Unbox to Save Space
Removing all that bulky packaging from your pantry can aide you in filling more into less space. Emptying pasta, rice, and other dry goods into clear containers and gathering individually wrapped items to place in bins frees up more space than you can imagine.

Plastic Bins + Baskets

5 Clear Bins
Say goodbye to search and rescue missions when you're looking for that hidden box of penne pasta. Having clear storage bins allows you to see exactly what's inside, eliminating the guessing game. Utilizing bins also offers you the ability to group similar things together, or group items that you use together.

Wire Bins + Baskets

6 Wire Baskets
Use wire baskets to store potatoes, onions,
or loaves of bread. These are great for grouping items, plus they give your pantry a sharp look. One, creative space-saving product is the under-the-shelf hanging wire basket that is perfect for putting on that bottom shelf for added storage.

Spinners
 

7 Lazy Susans
There's nothing lazy about Susan.
These spinners are great for inside corners
and hard to reach places. Use it for organizing
bottled items, spices, and condiments.

Cabinet Shelves

8 Raised Shelving
Maximize your vertical shelf space by investing
in raised, stackable shelving. These are great for
configuring space to utilize every inch of storage.
These shelves are great in kitchen cabinets too –
separate those dishes for quick and easy access.

Organizing your pantry takes a little effort and a lot of planning, but it's so worth it. With
These 8 simple strategies, you'll never be embarrassed of your pantry again.
In fact, it might become your favorite space in the house.