Every year before New Year’s day I like to completely re-organize my home. It feels great to wake up to a new year with all of last year’s clutter behind you. I’ve been working on one room at a time over the last several weeks. Yesterday, however, when I opened my pantry door I was horrified. I have a hoarding problem in my pantry. I immediately took to the Internet to find ways to get an organized pantry before it really got out of hand.
I found some awesome ideas and tips that I would like to share. The best part about these ideas is that everything is relatively inexpensive to do!
I love these labeled canisters for storing dry foods like oatmeal and rice. Using uniform canisters, tins, or jars is visually appealing and makes your shelves look more organized.
How clever is this? She used a magazine rack to hold smaller cans of vegetables and tomato sauce. To hold in the cans she used flattened out bobbi pins. When you take out one can of soup, the rest roll forward.
Attach wire baskets to the inside of your pantry door for extra storage.
Need more room? Use every space available! Attach the lids of mason jars to the underside of a shelf. Store nuts, rice, coffee, etc. in the jars. Simply twist the jar off the lid when needed, then twist it back on.
Use chalkboard paint (found in any home improvement store) on your pantry’s inside door. You will be able to use your chalkboard door for menu ideas or grocery lists.
Contain unruly plastic bags with a dispenser hung on a hook. You can find these dispensers online, and they don’t cost a lot of money. For the DIY savvy, there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to make your own as well.
Use small tension rods as pantry dividers so you don’t have to stack cutting boards, baking sheets, and trays on top of each other.
Are you organizing before the new year? Share in the comments!
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