This post will be sharing ten practical pantry organization ideas you will need in 2021.
I’m sure there are some of us that have our pantries in complete disarray. It’s not like you don’t want to organize it, it is just more convenient to throw things in there and forget about it. Well, today, I’m here to motivate you to get your pantry sorted. Now, I’m not saying you have to have a Pinterest or Instagram worthy aesthetic pantry, I’m just saying organize it in such a way that it makes your life a bit easier. You have no idea how much money you are saving when your pantry is organized.
This month, I decided I wasn’t going to buy pasta and grains until I have exhausted the ones in my current pantry leftover from the first lockdown in March. Yes, I had stockpiled some items that I didn’t eventually use and now I have to throw them away. So far, I’ve only spent half of my food budget for this month and we still have about a week to go. This means that I’ve saved a bit of money because I organized my pantry.
If you are not sure where to start, here are some insanely practical pantry organizers for you. They’re mostly affordable and easily accessible on Amazon.
12 Practical Pantry Organization Ideas For You If You’re Clueless.
Remember that you don’t have to buy everything at once. Access your pantry first and make a list of items that need to be organized and then pair them with the right organizers. This way you don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
Airtight Food Storage Containers
The first organizer I bought last year was a set of airtight food storage containers. I really enjoyed emptying out my cereals, rice, grains, pasta, granola, etc from their packaging. It instantly gave my pantry a facelift. Now, I can see just how much food I have left before writing out my weekly grocery list. Apart from preserving the dry food, the containers also keep them fresh for a longer time.
Over The Door Hanging Pantry Organizer
Sometimes when you empty out items like tea bags, coffee or spice and herbs from their packaging, there are leftovers that still need to be stored away. This is where the over the door hanging pantry organizer comes in. It helps you store leftover items that seem out of place or anything that you want easy access to.
Stackable Can Rack
As the name implies, if you eat a lot of canned, tinned or jarred foods and you struggle with organizing them, this one is for you. It is stackable and it can store up to 36 jars. You never have to wonder how to organize them without them taking up space or falling over.
Food Packet Organizer
Similar to the can rack, this one organizes food packets such as spices packets, seasoning pouches, dressing mixes, pet food, to mention a few. If your pantry has items like this that need to be organized, this is highly recommended. Plus it has three dividers which ensure that the packets are kept in an upright position.
Stackable Wire Baskets
Not every time you need a specified organizer for different items. Sometimes, a generic stackable wire basket is all you need. From cereals to snacks, pasta and just about anything in your pantry. This multipurpose organizer that comes with sturdy handles and labels can also be used in other areas of the house.
Even if you don’t have kids, as long as you eat cereal, a container is so important to keep your cereal fresh and crunchy and prevent it from getting soft. It is also important to ensure that your container has an airtight lid. Trust me, you don’t want to accidentally leave your cereal lid open. It will ruin the entire thing and you will end up throwing the cereal away because it too soft.
Two Tier Sliding Basket
If your pantry doesn’t have enough shelves that you can use or limited space in general, this two-tier sliding basket is very useful. You can also use it to store your tinned, jarred or bottled foods. It is easy to slide in and out for convenience.
Clear Pantry Bins
Just like storage bins, pantry bins are also multipurpose organizers that can be used to keep your pantry tidy and clutter-free. From juice boxes, water to long-life milk, wines, pasta and everything in between. As long as the items are not too heavy to break the bins, they can be organized in them.
Kitchen Wrap Organizer
One of the most practical pantry organization ideas is this kitchen wrap organizer. Personally, I struggle to keep my cling films, parchment paper and foil organized in a kitchen drawer so this will come in super handy. Particularly if you buy extra, you can have somewhere to store them in your pantry.
Stackable Pantry Shelf
Another option you can use in your pantry is a stackable pantry shelf. If you have limited pantry space that you want to maximize, this is very practical. It is sturdy and easy to assemble. So, you can store your seasonal crockery, cookware and/or bakeware that you would prefer not to mix up in the kitchen.
This list will not be complete without pantry labels. While they don’t technically count as organizers on their own, they supplement them. Labelling your jars, containers and organizers will ensure that they’re easily located when you need them. You don’t want to organize your pantry and then disorganize it when you’re searching for something without a label. These are cute, affordable and will keep your pantry aesthetically pleasing if that is your thing.
Pantry Storage Baskets
These are such functional storage baskets that you can use to store your potatoes and onions in your pantry. They are made from high-quality fabric with handles that can help you store your produce for a short term while keeping your pantry well – organized as well. Yes, you shouldn’t be storing your onions and potatoes together. This is because onions emit ethylene gas which causes potatoes to rot and spoil quickly. So, get yourself these pantry storage baskets to extend the lifespan of your potatoes.
I hope with this list of practical pantry organization ideas, you have been motivated to finally attend to your pantry that is desperately calling for your help. Grab a notebook, make a list, get your organizers and get to work this weekend.