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Tips To Organize Your Pantry

Is your pantry a chaotic space that's packed full of food, spices, and baking essentials? If your pantry isn't organized, you probably spend a lot of your cooking time looking for necessary ingredients. Fortunately, it isn't difficult to organize your pantry. In fact, you don't even need to spend a small fortune on storage containers. Check out these tips to learn how you can organize your pantry quickly without putting a huge dent in your budget.

Use Magazine Racks

Look for low-priced magazine holders at your local chain stores and put them to use in your pantry. You can use a magazine holder to store boxes of foil, wax paper, and plastic wrap by standing the boxes upright in the rack. A wide magazine rack can also be used to hold canned goods — place the cans inside the rack so that they are stacked on their sides to make the most of the space. Additionally, you can use magazine holders to store boxes of spaghetti or other pastas. To keep your pantry looking tidy, use a label maker to make custom labels for the outside of your magazine holders. This way, it's easy to find what you need.

Use the Pantry Door

Purchase a plastic shoe organizer to hang on the back of your pantry door. Not only does it give you additional storage space, the pockets are a good place to store spices, seasoning packets, and random things such as straws. Also, the plastic pockets on the shoe organizer are easy to label. Just use a label maker to make custom labels for each pocket. You can also use your pantry door for added storage by:

  • Hanging wall-mounted paper towel holder on the door to store rolls of paper towels and/or trash bags.
  • Hanging small mesh laundry bags on the door to use as potato and onion storage.
  • Hang wire baskets on the back of the door to store small jars and miscellaneous items.

Use Mason Jars

Mason jars come in a variety of sizes and you can purchase them in bulk to save money. Use them to organize your pantry by filling them with food such as rice, quinoa, beans, and pasta. Then, use your label maker to create custom labels for each jar so you know what it holds. The jars stack easily and take up less space than multiple boxes and bags.

Organizing your pantry doesn't have to be difficult. You just need to make sure everything has a place and create custom labels to make sure everything is properly labeled so it's easy to find.