If you’re new to optimized pantry design and/or looking to refresh your system, there are a multitude of ways of doing so. Every pantry is structured differently but essentially consists of a cabinet with shelving. No matter how your pantry is built, try different organizational methods so you can find out what works best for you and your household. Read below to find out our tips and tricks to organize a pantry.
Trying bins and organizers:
If you look in your pantry and you see piles of snacks or items, try using bins or clear containers. Leaving food in their original containers can cause your favorite snacks to get “lost” behind bigger items in your pantry. If you use separate snack bins, you never have to “dig” through your pantry again! We recommend using open-faced bins so you or your kids can easily grab snacks at any time.
As for smaller items in your pantry, such as your spices and herbs, consider a lazy susan! Lazy Susan’s are a great way to organize because they allow you to view all your items at once. A Lazy Susan is also a wonderful way to utilize the height of shelf space, meaning you can fit more things into corners. Most pantry shelves can support the weight of a Lazy Susan but if you’re hoping to redo your pantry design, don’t hesitate to reach out to our designers here at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton.
Using height wisely:
Another way to make the most of your space is by using shelf dividers. Some pantry shelves are taller rather than they are deep. This means a wire rack to divide one shelf into two, could be a perfect solution! With a wire rack, you can group categories of the same food together such as canned soups on one level and dried pasta/grains on another.
Using your height can also look like placing healthier snacks at eye level. If you have young children, after they come home from school they probably grab whatever snack is the easiest to reach. If you store sugary or “weekend” snacks on higher shelves, your children will be more likely to opt for the easier-to-reach healthy snacks instead!
Apply this tip to “adult snacks” such as alcohol and your personal snacks too! If you have a prized wine collection, a stylish and efficient wine rack can even be incorporated into your custom pantry design.
And of course, if you feel like your lack of organization comes from your pantry’s physical setup, we can help! Reach out to More Space Place to receive a free consultation for a custom pantry. Customizing your pantry’s set up to best suit your needs is a great way to stay on top of your organization. Our design team at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton is happy to assist with bringing your visions to life. Contact us today!
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Staying organized is a common New Year’s resolution. Even if your goal is something else, organizing your home can help you keep it! Below, our team of organization experts has shared how organizing your home can help you stay true to your 2020 resolution.
There are a variety of ways that an organized home can benefit your goal to have healthier habits in 2020. Let’s start with the kitchen! Re-organizing your kitchen with healthy food in mind will help you stick to a new diet. Place junk food in hard-to-reach places, and give healthy food – like fruit, granola bars, and whole-grain snacks – center-stage in your pantry. Having an organized kitchen can also inspire you to cook more. Consider a spice rack, which will make home-cooked meals more fun and delicious. Putting pots, pans, and cooking utensils in easy-to-find places will also help meal prep feel less stressful.
Being More Active
If your goal is to be more active, then having a neat and organized home can help with that, too! First, of course, cleaning requires more movement than simply sitting still. A neat home can also benefit your mood and energy levels, helping you feel less down in the dumps.
Being More Productive
As mentioned above, an organized home will improve mental clarity. This is especially true for the areas of your home that you typically work from – whether that’s your home office, den, living room, or even bedroom. When everything is cluttered and messy, your mind feels the same way. In a clean environment, with everything you need to be productive right on hand, it’s much easier to get in the groove of work.
Learn A New Skill
How can keeping a clean home help you learn a new skill? The process of cleaning will help you clear space in your home – space that you can dedicate to other activities. Clearing and sorting your belongings will also help you re-learn what’s important in your life. You might even discover some forgotten craft materials, notebooks, or instruments that you had purchased for the same resolution at the beginning of last year.
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Our organization & space-saving experts can help you improve your home with custom-built furniture for every room. From bedroom to garage, we’ll help you design the perfect storage solution and Make Room for Life. Get in touch with our team today to learn more, or visit us at our showrooms! We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, FL.
Cramped kitchens can easily wear down your patience. From lacking storage space to countertop clutter, keeping a small kitchen functional and organized is difficult! At More Space Place, we can help. We’re experts in maximizing the utility of small spaces. Keep reading to discover our tips and tricks for making the most out of a smaller kitchen.
Hanging storage systems are perfect for kitchens that lack cabinet, drawer, and pantry space. Make use of walls and store lighter items with simple stick-on hooks. For heavier items, like pots and pans, it may be smart to invest in a sturdy hanging storage system that incorporates either wall or ceiling space.
For a small kitchen, a lazy Susan can be a lifesaver. Lazy Susans, which provide rotating storage, allow you to maximize the use of corner cabinets and drawers. They also make it easier to keep track of all your items. Perfect for spices, ingredients, and more!
In smaller kitchens, the pantry might be unbearably cramped. You might not even have a pantry at all! More Space Place is here to help. We design, build, and install custom pantry systems of all sizes. From designing a built-in system to a standalone model, we can find a way to incorporate a custom pantry into your kitchen. Get in touch with our team today to learn more, or view some of our local projects online!
A kitchen island can immediately make a kitchen feel more usable, especially one that provides storage, counter, and even seating space. Is your small kitchen missing an island? A rolling island might be a good fit! Rolling islands are portable islands that can be easily integrated – and removed – from your kitchen layout. They’re ideal for defining space in open-concept kitchens, too.
Learn More From More Space Place!
The More Space Place team can help you upgrade your kitchen with a custom storage solution, from kitchen pantries to built-in shelves and drawers. Contact us today to learn more! You can also drop by one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte to view our various storage options.
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This custom pantry was built for a home kitchen in Venice, Florida. This contemporary white pantry, built from melamine, features numerous storage options: Jeffrey Alexander satin nickel handles, adjustable shelving, slide-out baskets, vertical dividers for tray storage, and plenty of storage place above and below for larger items.
We built and installed this custom wood pantry for a local homeowner in Tidewater Preserve, Bradenton! This contemporary pantry pairs stunning white wood and brushes nickel baskets. The special corner shelves maximize storage, and the pullout drawers provide sleek, easy access to your groceries and snacks. Door-mounted spice racks will make you feel like a well-organized master chef.
How to Maintain Post-Spring Clean Organization
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The post-Spring clean is so satisfying. Everything in your home is neatly organized, your floors and surfaces are sparkling clean, and your home just looks beautiful. In a few months, however, the Spring clean glow is likely to have faded. Slowly, our home returns to chaos, cluttered drawers, and dusty corners.
At More Space Place, we’re here to help you find a custom organization system that works year-round. For every area of your home, we can help you find an organization system that makes every day look like a post-Spring clean.
A poorly designed closet can make staying organized difficult. Every person has unique storage needs when it comes to hanging space, drawers, and accessory storage. At More Space Place, we’ll work with you to design a custom closet perfect for your lifestyle. Personalize your closet with adjustable drawers, plenty of shelf space, and versatile closet accessories. We have custom closet add-ons such as jewelry drawers, shoe racks, built-in laundry baskets, and more!
An organized pantry is more than just a pleasing sight. It can also streamline meal prep and encourage healthy habits. As you’re organizing your pantry, take stock of your storage needs. Do spices often end up shoved behind boxes of cereal? Are you finding forgotten cans of beans and stale snacks? With a custom pantry, we help you eliminate food waste and keep your pantry organized. Pullout baskets ensure that nothing ends up lost in the back of your pantry. Spice racks will make meals easy, fun, and delicious. Snack bins, custom shelving, and more will help you create the perfect pantry.
Laundry Room Organization
Doing laundry can be frustrating as-is, let alone doing laundry without the right storage or counter space. Make things easier on yourself! We can install custom shelving in your laundry room that will provide ample storage and counter space. Built-in hanging racks will give you the perfect place to hang clean clothes or hang wet clothes to dry. Contact our team today and we’ll help you create a stress-free custom laundry room.
Storage Solutions by More Space Place Sarasota
At More Space Place, we customize storage solutions to fit your exact needs. Whether you need a new pantry system, more closet space, or just want to upgrade your home, we can build it for you. Contact More Space Place today for a free in-home design consultation!
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Do you struggle with keeping your kitchen organized? We know it can be difficult, especially with children and family members digging through the pantry or putting dishes back in the wrong cabinet. To help you stay organized, we’ve broken down our favorite tips and tricks for kitchen organization below!
The trick to keeping your pantry organized is to give every item a clear place, so everything ends up back where it belongs. To do this, we recommend grouping items together and having a clear storage system. Our custom pantry storage systems make this easy! With rotating and extending shelves, you can have easy access to snacks, cereals, and ingredients. Our custom spice racks will make cooking the perfect dinner a breeze. We can even install a wine rack in your pantry! Shelves and dividers can also help you create enough storage for all the contents of your pantry.
Have you heard of “intuitive eating”? Try intuitive organizing! That means putting the contents of your cabinets in intuitive places – places that make the most sense. Keep everyday cooking utensils on-hand, such as in an easy-to-reach drawer or even hung above the stove. Everyday plates and bowls should be grouped together in main cabinets, while baking accessories, pots, and pans can be stored in more out-of-the-way spots. Bigger, infrequently used appliances can also be stored away to keep your kitchen counters clear.
To keep your fridge organized, we recommend cleaning it out at least once a month. This ensures that your fridge doesn’t get cluttered with expired food and leftovers. Keep produce and other quick-to-spoil items in easy to reach drawers, where they’ll stay fresh longer. Group meat and cheeses together, and be sure to freeze meat you don’t plan on using within a few days. Leftovers should take center-stage in your fridge to ensure they’re eaten, rather than being forgotten in the back of the fridge.
Contact More Space Place Today!
To get started on a custom storage solution for your kitchen, contact the experts at More Space Place today! We’ll work with you to create a storage solution designed around your lifestyle and needs. We also have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Feel free to stop by any of our showrooms to view our various custom storage models!
Do you want to start eating healthier in the new year? What better place to start in your Sarasota home than the place where all of your food lives – the pantry! Our experts at More Space Place Sarasota have compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks for organizing a healthy pantry below.
Stock up and Start Cooking
All good organization usually starts with a big cleanout. Take this opportunity to stock up on staples like healthy flours, grains, nuts, and spices. Then start using them! Cooking your own meals is one of the easiest ways to incorporate healthier foods into your life.
It doesn’t need to be bland or boring, either. We love adding spice racks to pantries, so you always have flavors from all over the world at hand. Different sized shelves and wire bins are also perfect to store your healthy pantry staples. When you have an organized, functional pantry you have the tools at your fingertips for fun, successful healthy cooking.
In a custom pantry, everything has a place. Built-in baskets are perfect for fresh fruits and eliminate the need for annoying plastic bags. Keep all of your ingredients in labeled, air-tight glass jars on open shelves for you to easily access. If you know exactly where healthy ingredients are you won’t have to spend time looking for them. Eating healthy will be more inspiring and less of an inconvenience!
Location, Location, Location
The most dangerous time for a healthy diet is when the cravings hit, and you open the pantry ready to devour any and all sweet treats – we’ve all been there. Trick yourself by keeping all of the less-healthy snacks at the very top of your pantry, perhaps tucked away in bins.
Then always keep the healthy snacks, like fruits or nuts, in the middle of your pantry at eye level. They will be so easy to reach for you won’t even think twice about the ones up top. Try to remember the saying “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to those guilty pleasure snacks. We also like the saying “in sight, in mind” for your healthy pantry alternative!
Starting with the basics is a perfect first step in leading a healthier lifestyle. At More Space Place Sarasota, we can help you craft a custom healthy pantry solution. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!
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