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How To Organize A Pantry

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. 

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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.

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Contact Us:

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! 

Photo credit: © Alissa S, Russwitherington1