8 Pantry Organization Ideas You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

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Your pantry is, without a doubt, the most important part of your home and for foodies, it is a haven. But if finding something in your pantry is a tedious task then it means it needs to be organized.

The pantry also plays an important role in the kitchen, so an organized pantry is surely a step towards an organized kitchen. So, keep your pantry organized with these clever pantry organization hacks and make it an organized haven.

Pantry Organization Ideas

1. Magazine Holders to Store Canned Goods

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Image Credit: A Bowl Full of Lemons

Most people use multipurpose bins to file their magazines and notebooks. But, Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons uses them to keep her pantry organized when she found that they are the perfect size to hold 16- and 28-ounce cans. Now you can fit more cans on a shelf without worrying about them falling over. A brilliant idea that can save a lot of space and headache.

2. Or, Recycle Soda Can Boxes to Store Canned Food

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Just like magazine holders, soda can box can also be recycled and used to store canned food. I think this is a brilliant idea to put those boxes to good use to save space.

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3. Magazine Holders for Keeping Spaghetti Boxes

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When we can use magazine holders for storing cans, why not use them to keep spaghetti packs organized in one place. So, dust your old and forgotten magazine containers and put your favorite spaghetti packets in them.

4. A Cereal Solution

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Keeping open boxes of cereals in the pantry is a problem as these boxes occupy a lot of space. But, these containers are a perfect solution to this problem of cereal storage.

Since they are transparent, you can easily see what’s inside and how much you have of it. They also save you a lot of space and confusion as well apart from looking pretty. You can also use stickers and label them for a better organization.

You can also buy these containers which come with labels for organizing.

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5. Label Glass Containers (Free Printables)

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Having a labeling system is highly vital for having an organized pantry. And the glass containers with similar-looking items create the most confusion. So, label those glass containers with bold letters so you don’t get confused between salt and soda again.

Gather and Flourish has free printables to help you ease the process of labeling.

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6. Use Dollar Tree Containers

Dollar store containers are a robust solution for pantry organizations. It will help you stay organized and make for a sleeker-looking pantry. Here is a quick video from Do it on a Dime showing kitchen cabinet makeover using dollar store containers.

Not only for the pantry, but the dollar store is a godsend for organizing every part of a home.

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7. Hang the Chips Bags

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Storing crisps is a big problem as if not stored properly—they can get squashed and broken. This is a brilliant idea to prevent your favorite crisps from getting squashed and broken. All you need is to use command hooks & clips and hang the bags on the sides of your shelves.

And, you can even see what you have available before opening a new bag.

8. Keep Track of Your Essentials

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Keeping track of what you have and what you need is important as it will help you prevent spending money on things you already have. Just attach a grocery list and a weekly menu on the door to keep track of what you need easily.

Stick a list of “what to buy” and “what to make” this week on your kitchen door and say goodbye to forgetting to put items on the grocery list.

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