If you’re looking for the Best Tips to Organize Your Pantry, you’ve come to the right place! (If you’re looking to organize your kitchen, check out this post!) Today I have a few budget friendly hacks to help you organize your pantry that are easy to implement.
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Note that I’m talking about how to organize a walk in pantry here with shelving rather than counters and cupboards. If you’re looking for ideas for organizing a butler’s pantry, check out this post from Kelly at The Lily Pad Cottage. Her walk in butler’s pantry is AMAZING, I’m so jealous!
Some of the tips below suggest different products you can use to help in your quest to succeed at pantry organization. There are also methods to help you get things set up in a more orderly fashion. Different options work for different people, these are simply pantry organizing ideas that will hopefully help you find what will work best for your home and family.
Easy Ways to Organize Your Pantry
Dollar Store Bins & Baskets
Pantry organization bins are something I implemented years ago to help me organize things like granola bars, plastic silverware, and even our water bottles. The great thing about utilizing dollar tree bins and baskets is of course they’re so affordable. But they also work just as good as many other containers out there. So if you’re on a serious budget, I would suggest checking here first to see if what they have will meet your needs.
I see these in all the fancy pantries, LOL! Seriously, I love wire baskets. And although I have implemented them on my coffee bar, I have yet to get any for my pantry. They work well for storing and organizing a variety of items. Truth be told, you can get them at a decent price. I got mine at Walmart and they were very affordable.
If you want your pantry to look really nice, you can get rid of all those packages and cereal boxes by using Rubbermaid containers. They have Rubbermaid Storage Containers for everything from pasta and cereal to chips and more. The clear ones are nice as you can see exactly what’s in them. Plus they have a great seal that keeps things fresh for quite awhile.
Some people also use ice cream buckets, it’s all the same. Large size paint buckets are great for storing flour, sugar, and so much more.
Glass Jars for Pantry
There are a wide variety of glass jars for pantry storage, from mason jars to Anchor Hocking glass jars. A plus is that decorative glass jars are not only beautiful, they allow you to see what’s inside without the need for labeling. Although if you’re into labels, they look nice as well on pantry jars.
Click the link below to see what different stores have on hand for glass jars for your pantry.
More Hacks to Organize Your Pantry
Line up Boxes by Meal
Place items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on separate shelves, or at least spaced apart. This will help to have different meals in their own area.
I keep soups, chili, and the kids ravioli and spaghetti O’s in one spot. Veggies, tomato sauce, baked beans and dinner stuff another spot. That way I’m not searching through a ginormous bunch of cans to find one thing.
Another option is to use a stackable can organizer like this one.
Use Baskets & Bins
Break up cans and boxes with bins in between for visual separation. This makes seeing what you have a whole lot easier.
Heavy stuff on the Floor
Things like juice, flour and sugar buckets, small appliances, and stored extras can go on the floor. We have bread maker, heavy glass cake plate (in the box), and our stock pot on the floor of our pantry.
Hang From Shelves
Here’s a neat pantry organization hack: If you have wire shelving, you can use clips or hooks to hang things like Potato chip bags!
Inside the Door Organizer
If you have a pantry door that opens outward instead of a sliding one, you can use an inside the door organizer. There are different kinds depending on what you’re storing there. I use a broom and mop organizer because we don’t have a utility closet so I keep my broom in my pantry.
But you can also use an adjustable door rack for your pantry like the one pictured below.
There are also more budget friendly options like this over the door pantry organizer. It’s like a shoe rack for your food, LOL!
There you have it, some of my best hacks to organize your pantry! Do you have any other pantry organizing tips to add? Leave a comment below.
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