Welcome to 14 Days of Organization!
We’re focusing on organizing the key areas of daily life to help reduce stress and bring a sense of order. Today we’re zeroing in on pantry organization ideas that can really make an impact.
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Effective food storage can save time, money, and space in your kitchen. By keeping your pantry organized, you avoid purchasing unnecessary items and wasting food. Not only will you be able to quickly find ingredients, but your family will be able to find what they need as well.
1 | Use Baskets or Bins to Corral Loose Items
Pull individually packaged items like granola bars out of their boxes to save space. Not only does it look nicer, but it will save you room to get rid of bulky packaging. You can more easily see how much is left as well.
2 | Store bulk items in containers
Store flour, sugar, cereal, and other bulk items in airtight containers. You can quickly see which items are running low. Sturdy options like these Oxo airtight food storage containers will also reduce the mess that often results from open packages of dry goods.
3 | Use labels
Labels make it easy to locate the item you need. No more confusion about whether a container holds salt or sugar! You can find plenty of printable options on Pinterest. These chalkboard labels are reusable and come in a variety of sizes.
4 | Clear containers keep items in plain sight
Baskets and colorful bins work great for packaged items, but clear containers are ideal for dry goods. You can easily see when an item is running low so there’s no surprise the next time you need it.
5 | Reuse empty jars for a budget-friendly option
Pantry organization ideas don’t have to be expensive to be effective. Reuse empty jars for dry goods such as beans or pasta. Dollar store bins come in a range of sizes and styles.
6 | Tiers add even more storage space
Use tiered storage options to make the most of your cabinet or pantry space. You can easily tier canned goods or spices to save space and add extra storage.
7 | Use the doors
Take advantage of all the space in your pantry and utilize the inside of the doors for extra storage. You can find a similar vertical storage system at Target or The Container Store.
We spend so much time in the kitchen that organization is a priority. Not only does it save me time, but it prevents my family from turning the place upside down to find a snack.
These simple pantry organization ideas will help your kitchen stay clean and efficient.