It’s not uncommon for the pantry to be a busy place in your household. Without a proper stock container system, moving quickly from the best spot in the house can lead to a headache. We all know the dreaded feeling of scouring the pantry for that one specific ingredient you need to complete a recipe, so we spoke to five professional home organization experts for pantry organizers and kitchen storage tips that will keep your goods in order. to keep. Read on for 16 storage options for all your delicious snacks and the space-saving products the pros highly recommend.
Remove bulky packaging
This one is a classic. To create a sleek and aesthetic look in your pantry, remove dry goods such as rice, pasta, and baking supplies from large boxes. Once removed, Karine Bouganim, the owner of Karine OCD, recommends sorting these stock items into tall glass jars or other clear containers so you can see exactly what’s inside. For greater uniformity, label the containers so that you can easily identify each item.
Store individually wrapped items in storage bins
Remove on-the-go snacks from their packaging and place them in storage bins for easy access (and added texture) in your pantry. “Fill these baskets with similar items,” advises Jen Martin, founder of Reset Your Nest. This keeps your pantry organized and you can easily find what you are looking for.
Use a lazy Susan
A lazy Susan is the perfect solution for organizing bottled products like oils, dressings and sauces in your kitchen cupboard (and we’ve recommended these clever organizers before). The swivel function makes everything accessible. Karine says, “These will come in handy for so many loose items in the kitchen.”
Add a tin organizer to kitchen cabinets
Instead of stacking cans in pantry cupboards, you can use a can organizer to double or triple the amount of space you have for cans. “Ban shelf boosters are a game-changer in a pantry,” says Karen Windholz, Professional Organizer at Sort Toss Repeat. “They allow you to see everything at a glance, save space and keep cans accessible in one location.”
Keep an eye on your stock
If you are someone who likes to keep a stock of kitchen items, you definitely need a system of pantry. Annie Schmidt, founder of SOS Home Organization, recommends using deep acrylic storage bins to store your stash and easily see what you have on hand. They are easily stackable, dishwasher safe and prevent you from buying too many of the same products.
Use wire baskets for food storage
Wire baskets are effective for organizing food storage items such as plastic bags, aluminum foil, and parchment paper. Placing not-so-aesthetically pleasing storage items in baskets can help you maintain uniformity in your pantry and have easy access to it when you need it, without completely hiding what you need.
Show your cereal for extra color
Annie recommends putting cereal in the cereal dispensers to keep it from going stale and to create a more uniform look on the shelves. Removing unnecessary packaging makes it easy to see any type of cereal, and the storage containers add a pop of color to your now well-organized panties.
Add space with external pantries
If you live in a smaller apartment that doesn’t have a designated pantry or food storage, Lahni Carney, founder of Clutterless Home Solutions, recommends purchasing a freestanding closet or pantry unit to maximize empty wall space. They can be placed or built into your walls and save space in your cabinets for kitchen-specific items.