I reorganized our pantry y’all and I’m even more in love with it than I was when I first tackled this project! I shared a blog post back in 2020, with tips on organizing your pantry but it was time to make a few adjustments. Check out how it looks now, a year and a half later!
So here are my tips for helping to maintain a neat & orderly pantry:
- Regularly assess & determine what works vs. what doesn’t. This one is a major key! Not every organization tool will work for every space. There were things that just didn’t make sense for my space, even though they looked good! For instance, keeping my spices on lazy Susans seemed like a great idea but I wasn’t always able to see every spice. Also, my pantry isn’t as close to my stove as I’d like so accessing my spices while cooking just wasn’t convenient.
- Make frequently used items easily accessible. Now lazy Susans are really great to have, when they aren’t overfilled & are used for items you need quick access to. I keep “popular” items like hot sauce & maple syrup on a lazy Susan but it was way behind the spices so I’d have to shift things around just to grab a condiment. So annoying!
- Use clear containers. Clear containers aren’t just aesthetically pleasing – they’re great for visibility. If you can’t see what all you have, you end up purchasing items you don’t need, or neglecting ones that could be consumed or may need to be tossed out.
- Tidy as you access or add items. It may seem like a drag, having to organize each time you access your pantry but I promise, doing a little at a time saves you the headache of a major overhaul. Taking the time to refill your containers, pick up anything that’s knocked over, etc. is key to keeping things orderly.
- Make a spot for kids snacks. This one doesn’t seem like a big deal but it really is. Kids are notorious for junking up a space & the pantry is no different. Having a designated space for kids to easily access can help with keeping potential disorganization contained.