Do you get inspired by browsing Pinterest for organizing ideas? I do. And I found some amazing ideas for pantry organization.
The kitchen pantry can be difficult to organize. All sorts of items have to be accounted for, food, trash bags, small appliances, etc. I depend on swiping ideas from these lovely ladies that are way more crafty and organized than me. Luckily they share their ideas.
Favorite Ways to Organize Your Pantry
1.Clear Sink Caddies that can hold small items. Anyone else have wire shelves like me? All the little soup envelopes and lemonade packets fall through onto the floor and this little caddy can contain them all. You can buy similar caddies from Amazon or just go to your local dollar store.
2. Magazine Holders – these can be used in so many different ways.
Potatoes – I hate leaving potatoes in the bag. This is such a great idea to store them in this mesh wire magazine rack to keep the air circulating.
Cans – such a great idea for cans. I would have one for cream-of soups and one for fruits. I have tons of both. This soup can organizer is really cool.
Foils/Wraps – such an easy way to store wraps behind a door or even on a shelf.
3. Over the Door Organizer – you can even purchase some that don’t have to screw into the door. When my husband added ours it was like our pantry space doubled.
4. Under Shelf Racks – perfect for bread and rolls that you don’t want to be squashed. I like these.
5. Hang Your Bags Of Chips – Use Command hooks and clips and hang the bags on the sides of your shelves. They won’t get squashed and broken, plus, you can see what you have available before opening a new bag. I wrote about it here but you can buy the clips and hooks on Amazon.
6. Rolling Crates on the Floor – I want my husband to build me a couple of these. The wine crates really upgrade the look. I can throw our extras of ketchup and mayonnaise and even the extra brown paper bags we keep into them.
7. Pantry dividers – if you need to use your pantry to store your cookie sheets and muffin pans these are so much easier than stacking them.
8. Plastic Bag Holder – Everyone needs these. Those plastic bags get out of control so fast.
Now to get busy organizing another area of our house. Not sure if I should move on to the linen closets or where we store our crafts. Both places are very scary right now.
If you are looking some real help with organizing your home my friend Hilary from Pulling Curls has the answer.
The Organized Home helps those of us that want some hand-holding to get from a disorganized mess to a more peaceful home. I know that’s what I want, so take a look at what is included in The Organized Home here.
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robin rue says
If only I Had a pantry….sigh. I do love that file bin as a foil organizer! I have one of those on the inside of one of my cabinets.
Ann Curry says
I have been using the magazine holders for years to organize my shelves and pantry. Just hit me one day when I was looking for a way to corral the wax paper and foil, etc. I was in Garden Ridge (renamed now) at the time. Also got the magazine holders, bill holders like the ones shown, and the clear plastic little bins all at the same time! Yay, me! I should have started a blog or a Pinterest page! LOL! Anyway, love all these things you can find to organize the pantry that were not meant to use for the pantry. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention!
These are such great ideas! My pantry is always a mess! I will definitely have to take a few tips from here and see how it works out!
I just started using magazine holders for other things and find its a PERFECT organizational idea! I use one for my flat iron and curling iron on the inside door of my bathroom cabinet!
I LOVE that idea!!
Those are some great tips to organize your pantry. What I need is to just start over and have someone organize it for me and then hopefully I can keep it that way
Ann Curry says
Unless there is some reason you can’t organize your pantry, you can do it! Start over by taking everything out and then using these ideas. That way you will know where things are because you will have put them there, not someone else!!
The Spirited Sloth says
These are such clever ideas. I love the hanging chip clips and the magazine holders! I’ll definitely be sharing this post with my mom, because her pantry is a disaster, haha!
Jessi Joachim says
These are all awesome ideas. I need to re organize my pantry. It has been a hot mess lately!
Love the ideas of hanging chip bags and using magazine holders for veggies (I’ve seen that one before, but it was a great reminder.). Now to actually implement some of these ideas…
These are such neat ideas for organizing the pantry! I should really use more of your tips.
Ana De- Jesus says
I don’t have a pantry but if I did pantry dividers would be a good shout. I like the idea of hanging chips up as well, you are so organized x
These are some fab tips, especially the one with magazine folders. I’ve seen that before and have always been intrigued to try it! x
Journa Ramirez says
I love these organization ideas! My favorite is where the onions and potatoes were stored! Genius idea!
Anna nuttall says
I love this, but one quick question if you don’t mind me asking. Does a lot of houses in the US has pantry? It just I don’t think a lot of houses over here in the UK does. I know my mother in law when she her house (a 1930s house) it has a pantry but she knocked it down to have a bigger kitchen. I was just curious? You organized your very well. xx
I would say they majority of homes do have a pantry but not all. Sometimes they are a closet (like mine) but sometimes it is a tall cabinet that look like the rest of the cabinets but is from the ground to head height.
Krystel | Disney on a Budget says
This is so awesome. It’s funny how you can use items for things they’re completely not meant for. Organizing can really go far especially in the kitchen.
This is brilliant!!! I feel like my pantry is always out of control! Looks like I know what I will be doing on my next free weekend. I am hoping I can find a lot of these supplies at the $ tree haha.
I go to Dollar Tree all the time too. 🙂
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
THanks for your helpful 8 Easy Ways To Organize Your Pantry post!Cleaning out my pantry is a monthly ritual for me. I am so obsessed with keeping things organized, but it is difficult bec my Hubby and Teen do not feel the same way. LOL!
Reesa Lewandowski says
I was literally just complaining last night at what a mess my pantry is!!!! I need to pick up some of these ideas and get organizing!
These are such awesome ideas! I really need these in my life! I absolutely need to organize my pantry and these hacks couldn’t be more helpful.
Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com
These are such fab ideas and my pantry is a disaster so definitely need to implement some of these! I love anything that keeps me organised and sane!
These are great ideas! i love how you stored the potatoes and onions, I am going to do this too!! I pinned this post to refer to
Thanks so much!
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
Wow all of these ideas are so cute! I am definitely saving this for later before I remodel our kitchen. Thank you so much!
Jalisa Harris says
These are great ideas. Our pantry always needs some sprucing up.
What a great idea! I really need to work on my pantry with these tips.
Oh I love all these ideas! I have to save this post so I can do this at my house. My pantry is in desparate need of organization.
Dawn McAlexander says
That’s some great tips. My pantry is a wreck. I could not find a way to get it all organized. Thanks for some great ideas. They have inspired me.
So glad to help.
Omg my pantry is a complete mess. I feel like this post was directly for me hahaha! SO useful, thank you.
Ooooo these are some really great tips!!!! I really need to organize my pantry and kitchen! Maybe this weekend I will tackle it!
I love these ideas! I have a small pantry and I’m always looking for better ways to utilize the space.
Taislany Gomes says
So many great tips to keep it tidy.
Thanks for sharing x
Happy Thursday! Kisses,
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Jessica | Salt & Life Blog says
Um, yes please!!! I have a cabinet that I call a pantry, and it always looks like a hot mess! These are great suggestions, and I am kind of totally in love with the wine box idea. I’m in spring cleaning mode right now, and this is definitely on the list!
Karina Pacheco says
My pantry has its days, one day it’s fine and the next it’s like a tornado went by. I love your pantry organizing tips. Never would have bought if a few of these
Wow, these are awesome little hacks that will help our little pantry look uber-organized. Great recommendations!
I guess onions and potatoes release gasses and moisture that promote spoilage in each other…
Love the onion and potatoes idea! All good ideas – I’m definitely implementing some this week in my pantry mess! Thanks!!