12 Incredible Tips for a Tidy Pantry
One of the easiest ways to get your pantry tidy and organized is by using containers. I personally like the air tight containers that are clear, so I can safely store and see what’s in each one. You could use boxes, baskets, or anything else though. Just get a system of containers to keep things neat.
Set aside some time to label your containers. This makes it so much faster for you to get stuff, plus anyone else who is looking for something in your pantry can find exactly where it’s at.
Put all your cupcake liners in a Mason jar and store them away. This not only keeps the cupcake liners all in one spot, but it also keeps them from getting dusty!
Attach your plastic wrap, tin foil, and other similar items to hooks on the wall of the pantry. This saves space (since they aren’t taking up shelf space) and you can easily unroll whatever kind of wrap you need.
Keep the food in your pantry as grouped together as best as you can. Keep all the cans in one spot, all the dried goods in another, all the snacks in one, etc. These groups will make finding things in your pantry way easier.
If you keep plastic bags for everyday usage, don’t just throw them in your pantry in an unorganized mess. Instead, fold them into a wipes container so you can pull a bag out one at a time whenever it’s needed. So much more organized!
Attach a wire rack to the sides of your pantry or the inside of the door and then fill it with all your odds and ends. Keep some commonly used spices in there, drink mixes, etc. This keeps your odd items organized and saves on space, too. This would even make a perfect space for kids snacks!
Take a magazine holder and store your plastic wrap, tin foil, and other similar items in it. The holder should fit these containers perfectly so you know exactly where they’re at whenever you need them.
You can also use a magazine holder to organize your canned goods. Simply slide the cans in the holder until it’s full.
Hang a shoe organizer over the door of your pantry and use that for extra storage space! I like putting kids’ snacks in it because they’re in an easy spot to access and keep track of (in case the kids are trying to sneak some extra food).
Take those kid hangers with the clasps on the bottom and use them to store your chips. Not only do the clasps keep your chips fresher for longer, but you can also hang them from wire shelving, so you save space.
It’s great having fresh onion and garlic around, but the skins and peelings can get everywhere after only a few days. Fix this by storing them in mesh laundry bags! This allows air to circulate around the onions and garlic while preventing the skins from getting all over the place.