Those beautifully organized pantries that you see on Pinterest and on those HGTV shows aren't just lovely to look at- they make finding what you need a dream! Spending a little time to get organized in the kitchen helps you to create meals around ingredients you have on hand, use food items before they expire, and avoid buying duplicates of things you already own! Here are 12 fantastic pantry organization ideas to inspire you!
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12 Awesome Pantry Organization Ideas!
Use Bins to Corral Like Items Together
Each section of the pantry should have a purpose. I've set up my pantry so that my shelves are dedicated to specific types of items- soups, pasta and sauce, crackers, beverages, condiments, etc.
I love to use these Sterilite bins to organize my pantry shelves. They help me to pack more into a smaller space, plus it makes it super easy for the kids to find the snack they want because they can just pull out the whole bin and see what's inside.
I use smaller bins to corral small boxes of mixes together. Again- it is so nice to be able to pull out a bin and see everything I own rather than digging through the back of the shelves! You can see our recent pantry makeover here!
Other Ways to Maximize Your Pantry Shelf Space
Make the Most of the Space On the Side Walls
No matter how deep or shallow your pantry is- there's always some space available on the side walls that you can put to good use.
I love this idea of painting the side wall with chalkboard paint and using it as a place to keep a running grocery list! Simply snap a photo to use the shopping list at the store- erase and begin again!
Maximize the Back of the Door!
And Don't Forget the Floor!
Here are some more great ideas on how to organize your home!
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- 10 Organized Laundry Room Ideas
- 12 Organized Closet Ideas
- 12 Ideas for Entryway & Mudroom Organization
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