This view into the attractive pantry gives a glimpse at the well-organized space. The kitchen's stainless steal refrigerator includes an "away mode" vacation setting that makes the appliance more energy-efficient.
Put children’s snacks on the bottom pantry shelf, suggests Clea Shearer, cofounder of The Home Edit. This makes it easy for them to help themselves without accidentally knocking over, say, a nearby bag of flour.
1. Start With a Clean Slate. Empty your entire pantry, and thoroughly clean it before you begin the organization process. Starting fresh will help keep things organized longer.
2. Take Inventory. Make a list of your pantry staples and update it regularly. When it's time to go grocery shopping, take your list with you. You can download pantry inventory lists online for free.
Do you buy your spices in bulk? You might prefer hanging them for a whimsical display. Repurpose a small window treatment rod or use this
Fintorp IKEA rail and
Syrlig curtain clips to get the job done. Mount on the back of a pantry door to keep spices cool and dry.
Ready-made wine holders from SimplyNeu fit inside pantry cabinetry for a sleek solution to wine storage. Order this custom wine rack to your specifications and install yourself for a sleek organization solution.
Storage Dilemma: You would love a walk-in pantry in your kitchen for storing dry goods, but don’t have the space. Solution: A tall slide-out pantry cabinet open on both sides is a great alternative. It gives you an easy way to store your dry goods in a small footprint, and allows you to track your supplies – which eliminates waste and helps save money on your food bill.
A combination of open and closed storage makes organization a cinch in this butler's pantry. Rustic cabinets fill one side of the space with center glass cabinets to display favorite china, while the opposite wall has open cabinets with wicker baskets for easy-to-stow storage.
Butler's Pantry Provides Easy Space to Serve Food to Adjacent Family Room
A small butler's pantry with sink, microwave and counter space make it easy to serve snacks for epic TV binge-watching sessions in the adjacent family room. The whitewashed brick wall matches the accent wall just out of sight in the family room.
If you're not a fan of plastic, give glass containers a go in the pantry. Emily of Decorchick found hers at IKEA and Walmart, then gave them an organized upgrade with vinyl adhesive labels and chalk pens.
Create the illusion of more space by blending a small pantry door with surrounding walls. Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath replaced a traditional six-panel door with a flat door and painted it the same color as the wall. By adding baseboard and shoe molding to the door and installing a touch latch similar to those used airplane cockpit doors, the pantry disappears into the wall.