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.
This open doorway leads from the kitchen into the spacious walk-in pantry, a room with the darkest wall color in the entire house. “It’s painted navy blue and that’s on purpose, because it gets a ton of natural light from a window that faces the front of the yard,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The large solid oak cabinets that flank each side of the range are completely custom, made with dovetailing of joints for increased durability and strength. This tall pantry cabinet to the right of the range includes a semi-automatic espresso machine with an elegant black finish and stainless-steel accents, stylish coffee cups, dry goods and cookbooks to inspire tasty meals at home.
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.
Pullout pantry racks are a smart place to store canned goods, dry goods and fruits and vegetables, while still providing greater visibility and ease of access. "Your home and pantry should enhance your lifestyle, whether you are hosting friends or cooking dinner for the family," says Rozalia Kiss, design manager of transFORM.