A Kitchen Pantry ReOrg
The kitchen pantry is quite possibly my favorite area of the home to organize. You are literally in and out of it multiple times a day. On top of that, typically multiple people are using it, which makes it challenging to keep organized. All this can become daunting, but thankfully with some help, it can be turned around in no time!
I always find it interesting to see what people store in their pantries. Whether big or small, a separate room with a door or simply a cupboard, the kitchen pantry can become a catch-all. Beyond the obvious of daily food, I also see spices & sauces, baking items, cleaning items, paper goods, entertaining pieces, medicine & first aid. The list goes on and on and varies from household to household. It always amuses me yet at the same time provides another challenge to conquer.
My most recent Kitchen Pantry ReOrg Project was quite the challenge. With a combination of daily groceries, supplements, as well as a plethora of stunning entertaining pieces, it began to have a mind of it’s own! Thankfully the backbones were very strong, which is so nice to work with! Made with nice sturdy white wooden shelves in a beautiful curved “L” shape, it had 5 deep & high shelves. Hence, my client had plenty of room to house all her goods.
Her main issue was that she didn’t have near enough containers to group like-items together. Couple that with her bulging entertaining section, and her pantry had quite literally gotten out of control! With 4 mouths to feed on a regular basis- herself, her hubby, a baby and a toddler, its easy to see how everything became lost. Top that with a mix of items to throw fabulous par-tays and well, it can get dicey. RerOrg Project to the rescue: time to purge, clean out, contain & organize- let’s do this!
Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Back Together Again
Typically I like to keep things off the floor if at all possible. I find that it is cleaner, both aesthetically as well as with dirt. However , this can’t always be avoided. In these instances, bins are the perfect solution! Top that off with a cute chalkboard sign & you are good to go! I tend to lean towards bins that hide what’s inside, it looks sleeker and more purposeful with your design.
When designating shelves for daily food, it’s important to keep like-items grouped together as much as possible! An entire shelf for the baby and toddler snacks keep both momma and kiddos happy & I love the mix of textures and shapes with containers. Furthermore, bamboo bins for potatoes and onions are awesome with their natural antibacterial fibers plus keeps particles from falling through. Also, canisters for staple dry goods & clear bins to see whats contained are a great way to store items that aren’t always a staple. I’m beyond obsessed with divided lazy susans- they are one of the amazing gifts from above, haha! They keep the variety of granola bars that kids tend to require easy to store and grab on the go!
More Fun Tools to Keep your Pantry Streamlined
On the other side of the pantry, I love this “breakfast station” we created. If you are the type to buy a variety of cereals and dried breakfast foods, it’s much easier to keep them in their respective containers and just tuck them away in side of a bin! These adorable white rimmed wire bins from Target fit the bill perfectly, and were on sale to boot- yay! Above this shelf holds various entertaining snacks for upcoming parties thrown that aren’t part of their daily food items.
It’s super easy for canned goods & various condiments to get lost in the shuffle. A simple solution is to use a 3-tier stand, allowing you to see more of what you have on hand before schlepping your family to the store to buy duplicates! Again, you can never go wrong with a lazy susan! Here we used non-divided ones to store canisters for baking ingredients & supplements.
Full Shots of the Finished ReOrg Project
I love the way this project came together! The colors are clean, mesh with her kitchen, and allow her to see everything that is contained within. I see many successful parties in her future along with less stressful meal-prep times. Enjoy!
Tools to Get the Job Done Right
A list of many of the products listed below:
Thanks friends! Can’t wait to see you back here for my next ReOrg Project~