Pantries can come in all different shapes and sizes, such as this small, drawer pantry. Need a few tips? See how I organised this bachelor pad pantry to make the best use of the space.
Recently, I organised a bachelor pad pantry which was slightly different from the taller pantries I organise. The homeowner and I are very happy with the result!
It’s a different sort of space to work with, so I wanted to show you what I did, as I’m sure there are plenty of other uncommon pantry designs out there too. While I was there, we sorted out the drawers too, so now this bachelor can fit everything in his kitchen and find it too.
Here’s how it looked when we started:
The drawers made it challenging for him to store and find everything. Because the space was small, it was harder to tidily group similar products together.
The first thing I did was remove everything and clean it all out. Then I played with some different storage containers to work out what would fit best in the space.
Here’s the final result, it turned out soooo good!
Here are the products I chose for this pantry.
flip lock food storers
These are the white-lid containers you can see along the back of the top shelf and bottom shelf. They are ideal for storing flour, sugar, rice, pasta, chips, biscuits, cereal and more. I used a variety of sizes including –
1 x Crystal Nest Storage Box Long Small
5 x Crystal Nest Storage Box Short Small
1 x Crystal Nest Storage Box Short Large
While I was there, I also organised his drawers!
His cutlery tray was broken, so I replaced. I chose a wooden cutlery tray as it looks fantastic and is also expandable so can fit in different sized spaces.
This is a pretty standard second drawer problem! Lots of awkward shaped utensils make it tricky to keep them organised so you end up with a tangled mess. The key to these sorts of spaces is expandable drawer dividers. They are super easy to install and bring some organisation to the chaos. I also decluttered, purging items he hasn’t used over the last 6 months.
Oh, the third drawer! It tends to be the dumping place for all sorts of kitchen-y things. No matter what you’ve got in your third drawer, most things can be easily organised with crystal storage trays. They give everything a place, which is the key to organising anything!
I also used another drawer divider here to seperate the long utensils from the smaller items. And again purging items that haven’t been used recently.