I have a friend has just moved and soon I will be revamping her pantry, I’m so excited. Yes imagine me squealing like a kid in a lolly shop excited…. come on… I’m The Organised Housewife, things like this excite me!! The pantry is one of the smallest rooms/cupboards in the home that usually generates a lot of traffic and something we need to use every single day. Pantries come in all different shapes and sizes so it’s important to utilise the space you have effectively, keep it practical, tidy and organised so you can easily find what you need and see when items need replenishing. I’ve compiled some of my favourite pantries to inspire me to organise my friends pantry, hopefully you will be able to find some pantry inspiration too! Even if you have a smaller pantry area, I’m sure you will find one way that works for you and your home!
Labelling all the containers makes it easy for people to find exactly what they are looking for and also gives the pantry a sleek look. You can make your own at home using Avery Labels, purchase pre-made labels, or as the home edit have done below, handwrite them.
Pantry via a thousand words.
One way to make your pantry look pretty and to gain some extra space is by layering and stacking containers. It is simple to do and declutters the pantry. A product to use similar to the idea Shanty 2 Chic has used below on the right would be using stackable vegetable basket, similar to what you would keep your potato and onions in.
Just because food is traditionally stored in cupboards, doesn’t mean that it always makes the most sense. This shows how drawers act as incredible food storage solutions because they provide easy access to contents in both the front and back of the cabinet space.
Image via IHeart Organising.
Categorising food and dining products within everyday plastic tubs to create inexpensive “drawers” that pull out to provide access to the items in the back of deep shelves is an excellent idea. Tubs are also a great cabinet solution because they can be easily removed and cleaned or restocked at a moment’s notice.
Pantry via A Thoughtful Place.
These caddies with handles that honey you baked used can be found at Kmart. The handle makes them really easy to use and slide in and out when needed.
The use of the doors in our pantry is a useful way to clear up some room on the shelves. The spice racks and paper towel rack on the doors ensure that the shelves have a bit more room.
Pantry via Organising To Make Life Easier.
A fun way to decorate your pantry is through the use of chalkboard paint. You can write up your grocery list or prepare a menu for the week ahead.
Pantry via homedit.
Use all your space wisely. Putting little shelves onto the wall for things you want at easy reach. Make, Bake, Celebrate has used sink caddies and 3M velcro dots to put them on the wall. This idea works well as she is storing light items in the caddies.