New Year, New Pantry! Well, maybe not a brand new pantry for most of us, but brand new organization ideas for you!
January is usually full of expectations and resolutions that we have every intention of keeping, but we all know sometimes those expectations can be out of reach. If organizing your pantry is part of your January to-do list (or any month for that matter!), let me help you by showing you some fabulous examples that other bloggers have accomplished in their own pantries. Pantry organizing is always a very popular blog trend, and for good reason – everyone needs ideas to store food! Be sure to click the blue/gray links to be taken to the original post for sourcing information and even more pictures.
Let’s browse through these gorgeous pantries together! 🙂
Tip 1: Label everything! Even if your pantry needs tidying up, a label for containers, spices, and shelves will make it easier to re-organize.
Here are some great ways to organize spices:
How to Organize Spices by Home Stories A to Z
Organize your spices by putting them into glass containers and labeling them. It will be easier to store them if the spices are all the same size.
The tiered bamboo spice rack was a lifesaver for organizing our spices! You can also find a link to the glass jars with pre-printed labels if that interests you. We have loved this system this past year.
How to Organize Spices by The Sweetest Digs
Gemma wrote directly onto the spice jar, and it is so organized and perfect for their space.
Spice Rack Organization Ideas by Jen Woodhouse
This method would be great for inside a larger cabinet, or behind the pantry door. You can find the sourcing for her jars, labels, and clear spice rack in the post.
Here are some container and shelf label ideas:
Gorgeous Pantry Labels by Happy Happy Nester
Anything that has a label is immediately more organized! Janine made the chalkboard labels, and you can find the DIY tutorial for that in her post. You can also find a link to the bigger labels as well. Love them both!
Pantry Organization Tags by The DIY Mommy
These free printable tags would be nice for a linen closet as well! So cute!
Tip 2: Utilize the back of the pantry door to your best advantage.
Pantry Door DIY Organization Rack by Simple Made Pretty
The majority of the supplies needed for this DIY came from the Dollar Tree! Wow! This is an amazing and very creative DIY tutorial!
Pantry Door DIY Spice Rack by Shanty 2 Chic
This is an older DIY from the Shanty 2 Chic duo, but it is super helpful and easy to make! Check it out!
Pantry Door Organization System by Citrine Living
This behind the door pantry organization system that Tamara used is very useful and easy to install. I really appreciate that the shelves are adjustable, which is different from most wired basket style systems. You can find the sourcing in her post!
Organize Your Lids by Worthing Court Blog
This idea has been pinned over and over because it is so helpful and timeless! This is a great idea for items such as lids that take up a lot of space and are frequently an unorganized mess.
Tip 3: Consider moving items not frequently used by the whole family to a lower or higher shelf to help keep the pantry organized.
Can Storage Idea by Tatertots & Jello
I realize that cans stored in a container might not be the best organization method for everyone, but if you have a small pantry and do not use cans very often, this method would be great for you. Cans can take up a lot of real estate in your pantry if you tend to purchase in quantity. Keep the items that you use the most right at eye level.
Pantry Organization by I Heart Naptime
Place bulky items not in use in a large container on the top shelf, and heavy items such as a mixer on the bottom.
Pantry Design Project by In Honor of Design
Isn’t this pantry just dreamy? So many elements of Anna’s pantry caught my attention, but I love in particular how she uses the top corner space for her paper towels. Don’t let items like this take up valuable space on a frequently used shelf. These items belong up top and crammed into corners!
Tip 4: Keep snack items organized, and in well-sized containers for your family members.
Snack Organization by Bits of Bri Blog
Organize snacks in easy to reach containers that can hold a variety of items. A snack bin is always helpful!
Snack Organization by Beth Bryan
A fishbowl type snack bowl is perfect for little hands to grab snacks. You can find these in glass and plastic varieties. These bowls hold a lot of snacks, freeing up shelf space for other items in your pantry. You could actually leave these out on the counter and your kids wouldn’t be rambling in the pantry at all. 🙂
Tip 5: And for my last tip, always make your space as gorgeous as possible. Try wallpaper, paint, and pretty lighting to make your pantry pretty.
Pantry Wallpaper by Classy Clutter
Isn’t this wallpaper a fun design? It instantly makes me feel happy, and that is always a good thing! If you prefer something more neutral, a brick pattern would be a great choice.
Hand Stamped Citrus Pantry Wall by The Paper Mama
This wall is hand stamped and so unique and gorgeous! If you have limited space, you really need to check out this pantry idea. You can find all the details Chelsey’s post.
Peaceful and Organized Pantry by The Creativity Exchange
If symmetry and neutral tones bring you peace, pause a moment with me to admire this absolutely gorgeous pantry. I love the various types of containers complimenting each other while adding variety and interest.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 🙂
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