Do you have a multi-person household? That probably means that you have people in and out of your pantry throughout the day. And that means that it can quickly turn into an unorganized mess.
Having limited pantry space doesn’t help either. But there are measures you can take to keep your pantry in order. Even if people are in and out of it all day long.
And even if you have a tiny pantry. These pantry organization hacks help make the most of the limited space you do have. That way your tiny pantry will seem like a much bigger one.
Here are 30 Pantry Ideas That Turn A Small Space Into An Organized, Spacious One:
1) Plastic Bins
A great way to reduce clutter and keep things looking orderly is to use clear plastic bins. This enables you to store your food and prevents mice and other nasty critters from getting inside boxes that your kids leave half open. It also allow you to pour the rest of a cereal box into your bins so you don’t have to have more than one box in your pantry.
2) Hang Mits, Linens
Don’t waste valuable drawer or shelf space in your pantry by storing mitts, towels, and aprons there. Hang them up instead. Just install some hooks on the side or inside of your pantry door. Whereever they will fit!
3) Pull Out Drawers
Somehow there is always stuff in our pantry that gets pushed all the way to the back. Then we completely forget that it’s there. Pull out drawers will make sure you make the most out of your pantry space and that nothing gets left behind.
4) Hang a Shower Caddy
Give yourself some extra storage space by hanging a shower caddy in your pantry. Just use a Command hook to place it anywhere you need it. It works great as a produce rack.
5) Stackable Containers
Want to make the most out of the vertical space in your pantry? Use stackable plastic containers. You can store lots of items in these flat containers.
6) Over the Door Pot Lid Rack
Pot lids can take up a lot of valuable storage space in your home. A great solution that helps you to maximize on storage space is to store them behind your door on a rack. It also makes it a lot easier to find the right lid that goes with the proper pot. You can buy racks that do this or get crafty and go the DIY route with shower rods.
7) A Place for Packets
Packets are another pantry item that can get strewn all over the place. This can lead to them being misplaced or opening up and making a mess. Keep this under control by placing them in clear plastic caddies.
8) Under the Shelf Storage
If you have a small pantry you need to use every bit of space that you can. Why not underneath your shelves? Just place some storage crates right underneath them.
9) Hang Utensils
Looking to free up some drawer space? Hang up those utensils you seldom use in the pantry. Command hooks or any other extra hook you have around the home can help with that. Zip ties can give you extra room to hang these items.
10) Lazy Susans
Lazy Susans are great for increasing accessibility and making spots more functional. Items can easily be forgotten when you place them in the corners of your pantry. These areas are the perfect place to use a Lazy Susan.
11) Office Boxes
These labeled boxes aren’t just for the office. These IKEA boxes were hacked so they could be used to store cans. Get the details on how to do this here.
12) Chip Rack
Chip and snack bags can take up a lot of space. Hang a chip rack and clip them in a row instead. You can buy one or learn how to make your own here.
13) Mesh Organizers
Don’t let spice racks take up valuable space in your kitchen. Hang some mesh organizers from the dollar store on unused wall space. You can put spices and other items in this slot.
Baskets are a great way to keep things organized in your pantry. It’s especially great for when you have a lot of loose items. You can also store things on top of one another without them falling all over the place.
15) Hang Food
A great way to save space is to hang food. You can hang it from underneath your pantry racks. Small clothes hangers with clips are great for this too.
16) Peg Boards
Peg boards are great for creating hanging storage. They take up a lot less space than shelves do. You can hang pots and pans, food, and utensils.
17) Shoe Organizer
Shoe organizers aren’t just for food. They work well in the pantry too. Hang them over the door in your pantry and use it to store spices and other items.
18) Magazine Holder
Magazine holders can hold a lot more than just magazines. Stick them in your pantry and use them to store your cling wrap, tin foil, and parchment paper. It will keep these boxes well organized.
19) Plastic Drawers
Plastic drawers are great for unused areas in your pantry. You can also plop them right on your shelving. Just fill with smaller items that can quickly become unorganized. You can get rid of big bulk snack boxes and put your snacks right inside these babies.
20) Tiered Shelves
Keep the cans in your pantry orderly with some tiered wire shelves. This will help you actually see what you have in your pantry. They keep your pantry looking nice and neat.
21) Stackable Bin
Stackable bins are every pantry’s best friend. It allows you to maximize your vertical space. It also helps you to keep items organized.
22) Under the Shelf Baskets
These guys really help you utilize space you wouldn’t otherwise be able to use in your pantry. They hang from your shelving to give you lots more space. It’s perfect for items that are flat and not tall.
23) Back of the Door Rack
Over the door shelving can double your pantry space. They can be screwed to your door or come with hangers you just hang over the door. These things provide you with several additional shelves, which is always convenient.
Rolling carts are another great way to add some storage space in your pantry. You can even use narrow ones to fit into a tight space. Just pull them out when you need to access them.
25) Glass Containers
If you don’t have kids who are going to pull things off your shelves, you might want to opt for glass containers. They have a more high end look. You can also add cute vinyl labels to them.
Not into baskets? What about boxes? These offer a more rustic look.
27) Cylindar Containers
These cylindar containers have a real nice look to them. They’re great if you don’t want to take up too much space with your containers. You can also add some nice labels to them to go with your kitchen decor.
28) Give Each Spot A Purpose
The key to keeping your pantry organized is keeping everything in the right space. You can do this by labeling sections in your pantry. That way you’ll know where to put it back when you’re done with it.
29) Stack Bottles and Cans
Storing bottles and cans can take up too much space. Stack them instead. You can use things like the Fridge Monkey which will help them from rolling all over the place.
30) Use a Hanging Rod
Installing a rod in your pantry can create more storage. Use it to hang storage baskets and other items from. This makes good use of your unused vertical space.