Pantry Organization Ideas Part 2. In Part 1 on Monday, I shared fourteen creative and clever ideas to help you organize your pantry. As promised, today I’m bringing you Part 2. Here are fourteen more great ideas to help you get your pantry organized before the holidays begin. After all, it’s easier to prepare and plan meals if your kitchen is organized.
Pantry Organization Ideas
15. Use angled baskets with fabric liners to keep like items together. Store most often used items at eye level.
16. Hang an inventory list on a clipboard in the pantry to keep track of what you have and when you bought it. Be sure to update it periodically.
17. Use attractive containers to store your pantry items. Then attach stylish labels to identify the contents. Using matching containers and labels will help to make things look more organized. Here are the links to free printables for the Long Pantry Labels and Square Pantry Labels.
18. Adding black labels with white lettering to your containers makes it easy to find what you need. Use chalkboard paint and you can quickly change the labels.
19. Make it simple to access things in the corner of the pantry by installing a lazy Susan on each shelf.
20. A metal magazine rack turned on its side is perfect for storing those petite cans of vegetables (not standard can size). Here bobby pins were painted white and used as stoppers, but you could also use zip ties.
21. Put all the ingredients for a week’s worth of meals in separate bins and label each bin. When you’re ready to cook, just grab the bin and go!
22. Store your pet’s food together in a special spot in the pantry. Keep food fresh in air tight containers. Use baskets to hold cans and small pouches. Don’t forget to label everything.
23. Pull-out shelving takes advantage of every bit of space in a deep pantry. It allows you to easily see and access items all the way in the back.
24. If you don’t have a pantry, add extra shelves and drawers to an armoire to turn it into a functional pantry. Then paint it to coordinate with your kitchen decor.
25. Make it easier for kids to find snacks by using see-through wire baskets.
26. Use the space between wall studs to build a pantry. The shallow space keeps everything front and center.
27. Tired of cleaning wire pantry shelves or having small things fall through the space? Lay vinyl floor tiles on each shelf. They can be trimmed to size.
28. Use a couple of boards to turn a shelf in your pantry into a compact wine rack. Learn how to Make the Compact Wine Rack.
For more great ideas for kitchen storage, check out these previous posts: