How To Create The Perfect Organized Pantry

Other / Last Updated - March 4, 2023

The perfect pantry situation is at the top of everyone’s wish list. With an ideal organized pantry, you know exactly where to look and get what you want. And with a glance, you will know what needs stocking up for your next grocery trip thanks to the pantry organizer.

Before you start jumping into buying organizers, here are my tips before organizing.

1. Categorize what is in your pantry. This way, you know what type of organizers you will need and how much. Here is an example:

  • Snacks
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Baking items
  • Rice/Pasta
  • Candy/ Chocolate
  • Condiments
  • Canned goods
  • Tea/ Coffee
  • Perishables
  • Paper towel
  • Supplement/ Protein powder

2. Determine your budget.

Buying organizers can get addictive and get out of hand (if you know what I mean). Think of a budget you would like to spend on organizing your pantry and stick to it. 

3. Decide on what style you have in mind. This will keep shopping for organizers more manageable and keep your pantry design organized.

Are you looking to look natural, rustic etc. 

What kind of materials do you like? Glass, plastic, wood etc.

Pantry Organizers Must Haves

1. Jars And Containers are your best friend

Jars and containers are a great way to store your loose bulk items like sugar, pasta, flour, beans, nuts, seeds, grains, etc.

Tip: The airtight seal jar with a lid can keep everything from going stale, and it makes it a lot easier for you to get to your snacks.

Photo Credit: @neutrallivin_

2. Keep Your Spices Fresh & Organized

If you like to buy your spice in bulk, a spice jar is a great way to store and use your spice. For someone who loves to use spice, using a jar is a great and easy way to scoop the amount you want. 

There are different ways you can go about organizing your spice jar/ containers.  You can get a spice rack, stackers, magnetic to your wall, or even clip it to your kitchen cabinet door. 

3. Organize With Baskets

Baskets are a great way to organize your snacks, sauce, water bottles, toys, etc. You can make basket a category so this way you know exactly how much you have in that category. 

Tip: Clear baskets are easy for you to spot what you want. If you are into a clear look, check out wires, plastic, and specific woven option.

Photo Credit: @ashleejayinteriors

4. Can organizer

Can foods, nut butter, or soda can be organized in many different ways. You can keep it in a basket, stacked on the shelf, or a rack.

We prefer racks because you can see what you have and exactly how much.

can organizer

5. Under Shelf rack

Maximize your space in between each rack with under shelf rack. The undershelf rack is a perfect way to store your parchment paper, wraps, towel, and even extra plates.

under shelf rack

Photo Credit: @itssammylou

6. The Tiny Minty bin

We all have those small bags of candy or flavoring bottles that we don't know where it should go. These small bins are the perfect way to store those small items such as candy, teas, coffee, wellness shots, flavoring bottles like vanilla or almond, cupcake holders, etc. 

Snack bin

7. Spinning Organizer

Rotating organizers are great for items like spices, teas, extra utensils, supplements, sauce, and even cleaning supplies. This way, it is easy to access and select what you want. 

rotating shelf

Photo Credit: @organizedbyjas

8. Your Best Friend Chalkboard Labels

We all have certain someone in our household that always asks us where everything is. Even with an organized pantry. With some labeling, they will have no excuse but to look for themselves.

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About the author

Bella Zinti

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener with extensive experience building homes from scratch. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui, as well as helping clients create year-round sustainable organic gardens.


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