A disorganized pantry stresses me out. It’s cluttered and I can’t find anything when I’m working to get dinner made. Just thinking about it raises my blood pressure. What’s worse is a disorganized pantry can wreak havoc on my grocery budget. When things get lost in there, I forget I have them and go buy more only to find them later and kick myself for not looking harder. Are you the same way when it comes to your pantry? Well rather than losing your mind (and your money) over it, put your pantry in order. You can even use one or more of these 16 Pantry Organization ideas to get you started.
Simple Pantry Organization Ideas
Use a magazine holder for your aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper, etc.
TRansform the door to your pantry into a storage “zone” with towel rods! They can hold your lids!
You know those ridiculous hangers you get with children’s clothes? The ones with the clasping function? Now you finally have a use for them! Use them to hang bags of chips and other snacks.
Large binder clips can be used to hang chips, too.
Lazy Susans to the rescue! Create a Lazy Susan to organize the corners of your pantry!!
Have a big collection of plastic grocery bags? Keep them organized and easily accessible in a wipes container.
This wire shelf on the back of the door to hold all those oddly-shaped items? Genius.
In fact, you should hang wire baskets along the length of your pantry doors to hold your small jars and bottles.
Tips to Organize Your Pantry
Store cupcake liners in a Mason jar to keep them dust-free and organized.
Genius Idea: Hang your wax paper and aluminum foil on the back of your door using hooks on either side for easy replacement.
Shoe organizers are a must for every pantry! Hang it on the back of the door or on the wall for the kids’ snacks.
Consider adding a clipboard with a shopping list into your kitchen pantry – like this small pantry example – genius!
Put spice mixes, Kool-Aid packets and similar items in clear sponge caddies hung on the wall. You will love all the space that this handy trick frees up.
Save those empty soda boxes – use them to organize your pantry! They make it easy to organize your canned foods by type – you can stak your cans more easily as well.
Store onions and garlic in mesh laundry bags to keep skins off the floor or shelves and to promote air circulation – as a result your produce will last even longer.
Keep a scoop on the side of your bulk cereals with this command hook tip – not only will this tidy up your pantry, it will also make breakfast or baking a breeze!
If you keep your trash bags in the pantry, this DIY tutorial is for you. Keeping them on a roll makes grabbing one a breeze when emptying the trashcans.
Organize your cans to be sure and use the oldest cans first with this can storage system.
Supplies for Pantry Organization – Ideas
This is our FULL list of things that will organize your pantry – of all the pantry products that have helped us organize, we love these most of all!
Pantry rack organizer is perfect for cutting boards.
These mason jar chalk labels are super cute and the best part is that they are re-usable. Just wipe it and write something else.
Over the door pantry organizer works well for small spaces.
Save your time, money, and sanity by organizing one of the most used places in your home. Label, clean, rearrange; do whatever you need to so you can find everything you need and spend more time doing what you love.