Welcome back to Kitch Sitch*! My latest blog series showcasing everything you’ll need to know when it comes to planning, organizing and renovating a kitchen. No project is too big or too small, and no countertop shall go unturned. This week I’ll show you how to organize your pantry!
Is your pantry a disorganized mess? Don’t let those condiments get you down. In five easy steps, I’ll help you organize your pantry in no time flat. Get ready to get cookin’ because you’re not gonna stop once the goods are categorized and clutter-free, baby.
Take everything out of the pantry and organize items into groups. Fully expect to not be able to see your countertops. Transfer bulk goods (rice, nuts, dry good, etc.) into mason jars for an attractive and effective means of storage.
Determine the pantry categories. This can include, but not be limited to, canned goods, pasta, snacks, baking, beverages, paper goods, booze-ahols, coffee, pet supplies, condiments, vitamins, etc. You just name ‘em whatever the heck you want. Place items back in the pantry, give them a home.
Decide on what style storage bin fits your lifestyle best—plastic, wire, woven, stackable, sectional, the options are endless! Take the dimensions from each shelf and determine the size and amount of baskets needed. I opted for these mint green baskets from Targét with a steady mix of rattan baskets collecting dust in my attic. Waste not, want not.
GET THE LOOK
Don’t let those baskets go back empty-labeled. I used a tiny notepad and wrote out my labels by hand. If you don’t love your handwriting, download my printable with common categories you can cut out, “laminate” with packing tape and mount to each storage bin. Sort similar sized bins together to make this pantry even easier on the eyes.
The pantry crème de la crème? LIGHTING! 💡 Self-adhesive push or remote-controlled puck lights are a great and affordable way to find what you’re looking for and stay motivated to keep the pantry so cataloged.
Check out my Instagram story highlight where I share my pantry organization process from beginning to end!@imjessicabrigham