Pantry Organization Tips

Your pantry is one of the and busiest parts of your home. Organization is the key. Cereal and snack stuff can get out of hand in no time.. Meanwhile, clutter tends to pile up when you are in and out of it daily. These DIY storage ideas, you’ll be on your way to a more organized pantry in a jiffy!

1. Labels.

Label as many things as you can! When things are labeled, it is so much easier for you and the kids! Buy large jars and add vinyl lettering to label these jars for flour, pasta, sugar, rice, snacks, etc. Label bins and baskets in your pantry. Putting groceries away will become so much easier. It also makes your grocery list go quicker. If your bin is empty, you’ll know you need to add to your list.  

2. Add a Lazy Susan.

Putting turntables in the corners of your pantry turns these potential dead spots into some of the most useful storage. Top them with bottles of oils or vinegar, or small items like baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Sort by category, and enjoy grabbing exactly what you’re looking for with just a slight flick of the wrist.

3. Store vegetables in see-through baskets.

If you have room in your pantry, store things like potatoes, garlic and onions in baskets for easy grabbing when you’re cooking. You’d be surprised how much space these veggies can take up on your counter or in your fridge if you aren’t intentional about giving them a place to live. 

4. Make use of wall space with hooks.

If you have any vacant wall space in your pantry, consider affixing Command hooks. Great for hanging aprons or towels.

5. Hang shoe organizer.

A shoe organizer on the back of the door with clear plastic pockets. This generates great storage space. It’s ideal for storing smaller items that tend to get lost, like boxes of food coloring or spices, or water bottles. Lower pockets are perfect for storing snacks, such as granola bars or meat sticks, for the kids to grab. 

6. Separate pantry areas into zones.

So, about those zones: This is a higher level type of organization, and it will make a huge difference in the overall neatness of your pantry. Create zones in your pantry as much as you can. For instance, one area could be your baking zone and house items like flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, sprinkles, and pudding mixes. Another could be a whole shelf, half a shelf, or even a basket to corral similar items together.

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