So, you need to do some pantry organizing. I feel your pain.
Sometimes I think I could skip a trip to the grocery store if I just cleaned up the mess that is my pantry. Which is why I’ve scoured the depths of the internet to bring you these 10 totally zany ways to make your pantry organizing easy and fun!
Other than being able to skip making yet another trip to the grocery store, you’ll also get rid of stuff that has been sitting in your pantry way too long. It’ll help you get rid of out of date food making room for things your family will eat.
Plus, you may find stuff that is still good, that doesn’t suit your family’s taste as well as you thought it would. This would be a great time to gather all the uneaten and unopened food and take it to your local shelter or local soup kitchen.
How To Organize Your Kitchen In 10 Unconventional Ways
Organize The Snacks In Your Pantry
Do you buy those large boxes of snacks for your family? The ones that have personal assorted cookies, crackers, granola bars, etc? You can store snacks in a fish bowl. They’re easy to get into and it looks adorable, plus it is one of my favorite cheap organizing ideas.
Organize Trash Bags And Others Boxes
Have trash bags, boxes of baggies, baking cups, and other stuff taking up space in your pantry? Use an office organizer to store trash bags. Why didn’t I think of that? Getting these clunky boxes out of the way makes so much more room.
Make Extra Storage Space In Your Pantry
A shoe organizer thrown over the door adds a ton of extra storage space to your pantry. It can hold so many different things! This is something I learned from my mother and is one of my favorite organizing ideas. She used it to old and sort medicine, thermometers, band-aids, etc. I use it to hold all my different spices, but you could also use it for snacks too.
Recycled Pantry Organizing Ideas
Don’t throw away those empty crystal light containers! Empty Crystal Light containers can hold small cookie cutters and other kid’s lunch stuff. They’re also a great way to keep up with your piping tips as well.
Organizing The Cans In Your Pantry
You know those metal magazine racks? You can usually find them at Staples and other office stores. Not the wall mounted ones, but the ones that usually sit on tables or desks. You can use a magazine rack to hold canned goods. I can’t get over how smart this is!
Use Wicker Baskets For Your Pantry Organizing
Add a few wicker baskets to organize your pantry and to totally class your pantry up. These look so much nicer than Tupperware! Plus, wicker baskets have more room. They can hold more spices, snacks, and even baking supplies like flour, sugar, baking powder/soda.
Organize Your Pantry With Sink Caddies
Do you use a lot of seasoning or use a lot of sauce and gravy mixes? Use sink caddies from the bathroom to hold all those packets of seasoning and sauce mix. I am always losing those! You can also use them to hold single drink mixes, packets of juice mix, sugar or creamer packets, or things like honey sticks.
Creating Extra Storage Space With Empty Soda Boxes
Oh my heck! I LOVE when you can recycle items to benefit your home. Going green is so nice. Did you know you can use an empty soda box to store your cans? Add some fancy paper and it looks totally posh! It frees up so much space in your pantry which is a must when you are pantry organizing.
Cheap Organizing Ideas For Your Grocery Bags
Am I the only one who keeps my plastic grocery bags to reuse them? I use them for smaller trash cans, small trash bags, put them under crafters to avoid messes. There are so many ways to reuse them, but they tend to be everywhere and get out of hand. You can use mailing tubes to store plastic bags. Genius! You can fit so many in them!
Decorate Your Pantry Once You Finish Your Pantry Organizing
And when you’re finished organizing your pantry with all these crazy things, why not dress it up with a little bunting. Yes, seriously– she used bunting to decorate her pantry and it’s so cute!
Organizing Your Home
Did you know there are benefits to organizing your home? I didn’t know that for the longest time, though I suspected as I always felt better once my house was decluttered.
A few of the benefits of an organized home:
- Better sleep
- Less Stress
- More Productive
- Keeps You Healthier
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More Organizing Ideas
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