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Pantry Organizing: 11 Great Tips to Store Your Items Like a Pro

We know a few pantry organizing tips to store your items like a pro!

Your pantry organizing task is not always your favorite thing to do in your home but is necessary, especially if you want to keep track of all the delicious things you already have.

I don’t know about you, but having an organized pantry makes me really happy because it inspires me to use all those tasty things to create some amazing recipes for my family. And when I cook things that taste heavenly and I know I nourish my body and my soul, I feel wonderful.

So if you want to learn some pantry organizing tricks, this article is for you. If you create some systems that can help you know where each product should go, you’re not going to get frustrated when you can’t find something. My favorite part is that if you do it right the first time, you won’t have to organize your pantry any time soon!

Are you ready to start this pantry organizing journey? Then keep reading, because here are my best tips! Don’t forget to leave a comment when you’re done reading and tell me whether you liked these tips or not.

1. See-through baskets

I used to store my veggies in plastic bags that were colored, and that was not the proper place for them. If you do this too, I have some pantry organizing tips for you. Instead of keeping your delicious root vegetables in plastic (which is going to make them go bad faster), store them in see-through baskets.

These are way easier to clean; you can see your garlic, potatoes, and onion when you open your pantry, and you’ll be inspired to cook with fresh and tasty ingredients, so that’s amazing.

They might take up plenty of space in your fridge or on your countertops, so keeping them in your pantry and in some baskets that are easy to store and clean is going to be better.

2. Use hooks

Okay, let’s say that you want to follow these pantry organizing tips, but you don’t have any space. No problem, because if there’s no wall space, you can still work with what you have, and that means using hooks.

Get some hooks from the store in your neighborhood or get them online from Amazon (here are some good ones for you), and use them to hand your towels, oven mittens, or aprons. You’ll free up your space in the kitchen, and you’ll make the most out of your pantry.

3. Shelf risers

One of my favorite pantry organizing tips is using shelf risers. I love these items because they help you not waste vertical space, and I know how important it is to store each item in its place.

If you need some extra space in your pantry, get some shelf risers to create an extra shelf you could use to hold your favorite items. What’s great about this is that you could also use shelf risers in your wardrobe to store some extra shoes or clothes.

4. Repurpose jars

If you have any old jars at home, don’t throw them away, because they can be a great help when it comes to your pantry organizing job. Jars are fantastic for storing rice, dry beans, spices, pasta, nuts, seeds, and popcorn, so you can have a magazine-worthy pantry in no time with these.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can also label each jar, so there’s no confusion. I love this tip, because I hate storing my food in plastic, and I’m pretty sure you’ll like it too.

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5. Label liberally

I’ve previously mentioned something about labels if you’re feeling extra bougie, but sometimes this thing can help you take your pantry organizing activity to the next level.

Spending a little time putting labels on every jar or bag you have in your pantry is going to help decrease clutter. If you can’t see through a container, a label is going to immediately tell you what that item is, so there’s no room for confusion. This is incredibly helpful for spices, so you don’t use the wrong ones in your tasty meals.

6. Pants hangers

If you love chips but can’t finish an entire bag in one sitting, storing them away can be a struggle at times because you have to close the bag really well so the chips don’t lose their amazing taste and crispiness.

So what you can do is store them in your pantry using pants hangers. This item is going to clip them closed, and an extra pantry organizing tip I have for you is to hang them from the wire. This is going to save extra space, and it will keep your chips from getting squished by other items.

7. Shoe organizer

Who said that you can’t use a shoe organizer to keep your pantry nice and neat? I have a tip for you, and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it. Go to the nearest store and pick up a shoe organizer that has clear plastic pockets.

You can place it on the back of the door in your pantry and use it to store smaller things that might get lost, such as spices, vanilla essence, food coloring, or even watter bottles. You can also use it to keep your protein bars, meat sticks, or granola bars to grab on the go, so it’s quite convenient.

I have many other pantry organizing tips to share with you, so keep reading!

8. Modern drawers

You might not have actual drawers in your pantry, but you can treat your baskets like drawers. You can store the smaller bags you might have, such as shredded coconut, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds, and put them in baskets that can be stored on a higher shelf.

For best visibility and easy access, store your baskets horizontally, not on top of each other, so you don’t have to grab all of them when you need something from a basket.

9. Lazy Susan

Another amazing tip for pantry organization is getting a lazy Susan. You can install turntables in all your pantry’s corners, so you can make the most of these potential dead spots.

Add bottles of vinegar, oils, or small things, such as spices, baking soda, baking powder, and herbs, on top of your lazy Susans, sort them by category, and then grab exactly what you want without wasting time. You can easily get the item you’re looking for with just a slight flick of the wrist.

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10. Modular storage

If you have a bigger budget, another pantry organizing tip I have for you is to invest in modular storage, because it’s going to be wonderful for your home. The reason why this is so great is because it allows you to make the most out of what you already have, be it length, heigh, or depth.

With modular storage, you can stack, unstack, and slide all the containers with might have easily, because it maximizes space utilization. Other than that, it’s affordable and cost efficient, it’s easy to maintain and repair, and it makes your pantry look amazing.

11. Separate pantry areas

We’re almost at the end of this article, but I have one more pantry organizing tip for you. If you want to make the most of your space and not waste a lot of time looking for a specific item or forgetting what you have, then it’s important to separate your pantry areas into zones.

This is going to take some time to sort out everything because you’ll need to take many things into consideration, such as accessibility, how often you use certain things, and your cleaning schedule, but the end result is going to be worth it.

You can have an area that is dedicated to baking, so you can store there all the items necessary, such as sugar, flour, baking soda and powder, pudding mixes, sprinkles, and everything else. Devide your space into zones, because you won’t regret following these pantry organizing tips!

Which one of these pantry organizing tips did you find the most useful? Let me know in the comments! If you want to read something else from Wipe and Organize, check out this other post: 20 Ways to Effectively Deep Clean Your Entire Home

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