Kitchen Pantry Closet
Many times when you buy a house you either get a huge walk in pantry or you get stuck with a mere closet, having to make the most out of every square inch. This space happens to be just that, something that I affectionately refer to as a “kitchen pantry closet”. Has a nice little ring to it, doesn’t it?! Now this may sound funny, but truthfully it’s a pain in the arse. It’s annoying to try and store enough food for a family of 5, but also annoying to organize efficiently and safely from little hands :).
Eventually it would be more than nice to knock down some walls and create a walk in space thats drool worthy. However, right now we work with what we’ve got! Thankfully with this space we were able to utilize some of my favorite go-to pantry organizing tools. The main goal is to make this closet work for this busy momma of 3 littles. I have said before and I will say again, the 2 most important things to remember when ReOrg’ing a space is to measure and to clean out.
Let the Fun Begin
The most hilarious part of the ReOrg Project process is the fun of digging out all the goods. Lay them out in a space to purge, sort, gag…you get the idea :). It never fails that my client is shocked that something so old is still in her pantry. When a space is so far gone, it’s totally understandable how one cannot even begin to see expiration dates and whatnot. Truly, I get it. This kitchen pantry closet hid some awesome gems. Perhaps a few had an expiration date well over 5 yrs old. Ahem, don’t laugh till you’ve checked yours :):).
Making a Space Work for YOU
This particular client is a tad on the shorter side, so the higher shelves proved to be a nuisance. With a quick purchase of a folding stool she could tuck away, we fixed that in a hot second. Adding adorable rugby striped baskets at the bottom of her tiny space helps to keep overflow items off the floor. The most important part of this project though was keeping snacks out of the boxes and into bins that she and the kiddos could easily grab and go. We also kept oils, baking items, and medicine up high so that she could really maximize daily go-to items at eye level.
I just love the way all the pieces of this particular puzzle came together. The colors were on point, and the textures mixed together nicely. You can never ever go wrong with a divided lazy susan, am I right?! In this case used it well with granola bars and coupled that with mesh and wooden bins for snacks. Charcoal plastic bins with the bamboo tops hid medicine and first aid. I love the way that looks with the bins at the bottom. Finally, with this family pasta is life so it was imperative to incorporate a shelf dedicated to pastas, grains, and sauces. These multi-purpose bins work wonders! I wonder where my dinner invite is?!
Tools I Used
The Container Store
– Linus divided lazy susan here.
– YouCopia Crazy lazy susan here.
– Multi-purpose bins here.
– Nordic baskets with bamboo lids here.
– Linus packet holder here.
– white plastic bins here.
– Prokeeper canisters here.
– Rugby striped canvas totes here.
– Glass canisters here.
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