Organizing the Pantry

Last post we talked about organizing the kitchen. Today, we will focus on the pantry.

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If you are blessed to have a pantry in your kitchen, here are a few tips for keeping it organized:

  • Group like things together.  Use baskets or bins to keep all gravy and seasoning packets together. Use a larger bin to hold baking supplies.  Put breakfast foods on the same shelf and side dishes on another.    {You can find the bins pictured above by shopping my Clever Container catalog here.}
  • Maximize storage opportunities. If your pantry has a door, consider a hanging organizer to hold odds and ends like koolaid packets and individual snacks for the kids.  pantry
  • Consider moving bulk items to clear storage containers.  Instead of bags of rice and flour, you can find clear canisters at dollar stores. Not only does this make your pantry organized but it also is easier to see how much of a staple you have left.


Now, what to do if you don’t have a pantry in your kitchen? I faced this dilemma when we moved to our new home in June. I knew as soon as we toured the home that it was my dream but I also knew I would have to get creative regarding food storage.  I found a cabinet on Craigslist for $70. It had previously been an entertainment center.

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I bought a $20 metal shelf set at Lowe’s {measured for size beforehand} and it slid right in to the upper portion of the cabinet.

pantry 2and we have a pantry that works perfect and fits in with our dining room decor.

Do you have a pantry?

  • Comments

    1. I just recently moved into our new home and it has a large pantry! This is my forts pantry ever and I am a little overwhelmed! Your tips were helpful!

    2. I love using clear shoe hangers for organizing.
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