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You Can’t Go Wrong with These Five Pantry Organization Tricks

October 15, 20223 min read

There has been a pantry organization bug going around, thanks to shows like The Home Edit and Marie Kondo that inspired many to get their pantries in order. But having an organized pantry isn’t just about making it look good. When you create a system with the help of a pantry organization service, it’s easier to take inventory of your canned goods, snacks, or paper products. By doing this, you can grab whatever you need and even cut down on your grocery budget by not buying products you already have. So, if you’re ready to get started, here are five tricks that you can follow:

Maximize vertical storage.

Unless you have an entire room for a pantry, you probably need to work with limited space to organize a vast amount of dry goods. But there is always the option to maximize your vertical space with shelves and hanging storage. If you are unsure how to go about this, consider sourcing the help of a pantry organization service such as a local professional organizer. They can help you measure the exact height of your shelves to accommodate baskets, containers, and bottles that could be perfect to put on them.

Decide on categories.

Part of working with a pantry organization service is deciding how your items are best placed. Your goal here is to create a pantry that you can easily manage and keep in order, so categorizing things is the easiest way to make that possible. Put things together, such as paper products, breakfast foods, snacks, and canned goods, and label them accordingly. This will make it easier and faster to put away the groceries, even if you’re not the one doing it.

Corral odd-shaped products in baskets or bins.

Baskets are lifesavers when organizing a pantry. Any pantry organization service would highly recommend it, especially for odd-shaped products that would look cluttered if displayed on shelves. For instance, bags of chips take up a lot of space if displayed independently, but they would look better if placed in a basket. This also goes for extra supplies of products you already decanted in containers like grains, pasta, and powders.

Invest in high-quality containers.

Keeping a lot of boxes and packaging in your pantry takes up useful space, and makes it harder to see if you’re running out of something. Instead of keeping cereals, pasta, or grains in their original boxes, decant them in high-quality containers that will help keep them fresh. With the help of a pantry organization service, you can plan how to use containers for specific products. For example, choose clear, air-tight, lidded containers for your pasta, rice or cereals to help keep their freshness and flavor. Your goal is to keep your pantry items organized, see everything you have in stock, and make food last longer.

Get yourself some Lazy Susans.

Finally, your pantry will have odd corners that you might not know what to do with. You can take advantage of this space with the use of Lazy Susans. Round turntables are very useful for things like spices, vinegars, oils or sauce bottles. With a quick turn of the wrist, you can easily access each product without reaching deep into a shelf or odd corner.

Get in touch with us!

Did these ideas get you excited to work on your pantry? If they did, but you do not know where to begin, or you feel like you cannot do it on your own, consider reaching out to your local pantry organization service. The professionals know how to make your pantry space-efficient and convenient. Spend less time searching or purchasing food you already have and get back to more important things. In Kansas City, Organizing-etc. can help you make your pantry organized, functional and beautiful. Contact us today to learn more!

You Can’t Go Wrong with These Five Pantry Organization Tricks
Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients.

Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

Karen Swart

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients. Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

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