The kitchen pantry can be one of the biggest hotspots for clutter and disorganization if you let it. However, there are all kinds of tricks you can use to organize your pantry on the cheap.
Today’s post was inspired by one of our customers on Facebook. She referenced her “pantry problems” in regards to organizing. We figured many homeowners have encountered pantry problems so we thought we’d lend a helping hand.
Here are some of our favorite kitchen pantry organizing solutions:
An easy way to keep items separated and easy to find is to install some tension rods on your shelves. It can help you organize by grouping similar items together, a technique endorsed by professional organizer Andi Willis.
Take the tension rod concept and apply it specifically to kitchen drawers, using wood dividers instead of the rods. Sure the drawers may not be in the pantry directly, however organizing your drawers means less items kept in your pantry and less overall clutter. When it comes to organizing, a rising tide lifts all boats.
Sure, magazines are going the way of powdered wigs (extinct), but that doesn’t mean you can’t repurpose your magazine rack. Use it to store your canned goods and watch your pantry space open up.
Chalkboard paint is your friend when it comes to cabinet organization. You can see here how it helps with labeling and can be an incredibly handy reference point for converting measurements when cooking or baking. Sure we all have smart phones and tablets, but you don’t want to be dealing with those things when you get in the zone in your kitchen.
Just putting your spices in a pantry haphazardly is no good, and building spice racks can be time consuming and bulky. Take some mop handle holders, put them inside your pantry door and hang the spices from there. This is definitely one of those “wish I thought of that” ideas.
So those are just a few ideas to get you started on attacking pantry clutter. We’d love to hear any ideas you have, so share them in the comments!