Every homeowner knows that an organized home is a happy home. Less clutter equals less stress. Some spaces are easy to keep clean like your living room, your dining room or your bedroom. Others, however, are in a perpetual state of disorganization and frustration. Namely, the pantry. Whether it’s a dedicated cabinet in your apartment or a whole closet in your house, the pantry seems to be the last to receive love and attention, even though we use the space two to three times every day. And that shouldn’t be the case. An organized pantry allows you to easily keep track of the ingredients you have and make meal planning a breeze. Take a look at these 10 ways to achieve the most organized pantry ever and get to work on yours.
Maybe the most important aspect of a pantry is being able to see everything. Jars are a great option for storage and they allow you to see not only your ingredients but how much coffee you have left. (via Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day)
Chip bags are the bane of every pantry, large or small. If your family relies on the mini sizes, gather them together by clipping them to the wall instead of having them float around the shelves. If you use the large ones, hang them under a shelf or give them their own basket. (via 11 Magnolia Lane)
Speaking of baskets, putting a few of those woven beauties underneath your pantry shelves is a great way to add more storage to your space. They can hold extra kitchen necessities and food that you buy in large quantities. (via Everything Emmy)
Not too many people know what a lazy susan is, but after this, you’re going to want several. A lazy susan is a circular piece of wood or plastic that rotates. Put one in a corner of your pantry and fill it with bottles. Then whenever you want the olive oil, just spin it around for easy access.
I said chips were the bane of the pantry? Maybe it’s the cans. Stacks and stacks of them. Get those cylinders under control by hacking a photo box into a can holder. IKEA is a great place to stock up on those boxes. (via The Kim Six Fix)
Small pantries require you use every nook and cranny for storage. Attach small containers to the wall for storing packets of things. This is the perfect idea for snack storage so your kids can find things on their own. (via The Kitchn)
Don’t forget about the back of your door! Some IKEA spice racks can give all your spices a space. Whether they’re in matching jars or not, they’ll look great all lined up and you will never have more than one jar of paprika again. (via Centophobe)
If you have the wall space in your pantry, pegboard is the answer. Hang pots and pans that you don’t have room for in your kitchen. You can also hang a print to give your pantry just a bit of decor. (via Eclectic Recipes)
Any good pantry is labelled out the wazoo. There are all kinds of DIYs to help you label your jars and baskets yourself or you can invest in some chalkboard labels to make labeling a breeze. (via Classy Clutter)
The most important thing to remember when you’re organizing your pantry is that everything must have a place. If it has a dedicated spot on a shelf or in a bin or jar, you’ll have an easier time keeping your pantry organize in the days, months and years to come. (via Style Me Pretty)