Last week we shared our freshly painted and organized pantry and this week, we thought it would be fun to give a little video tour. There were a few skeptics that thought not everything came back in the pantry, and I can confidently say that all the major players and small appliances are here! We did find a spot in the kitchen for our kids plates, and moved the coolers to the garage, but other than that organization is magic!
Here’s what it used to look like–woof:
Watch the short tour below or on our YouTube channel here!
A couple notes I cover in the video:
• I love to group by kids/adults mainly because I eat special food for my health and I like to keep it separated from Chris’s (who mostly eats keto) and I keep the girls’ options at their level. It makes it so much easier for them to grab a snack, breakfast or help pack their lunch.
• Besides snacks, I have a breakfast shelf, lunch shelf, baking shelf, drinks all together, pasta/rice and canned goods. Despite popular opinion, labeling does not an organized pantry make. In fact, I only believe in labeling things you could actually confuse with something else (ie. I don’t label the pretzels, but definitely the tapioca flour).
• HERE’S the label maker we have. I use the clear tape with black lettering and just put the label near the base of the canisters.
• All of the small appliances, vases, trays, live out of the way and the rest is organized according to how often and whom is accessing it. Chris’s spices are right at the entrance (Here is the link to his spice jars!) and the girls breakfast options are at their level and my snacks are out of reach–haha.
• The system is what is going to keep you organized. Decant the things that you buy the most often or your pantry staples, put the other things in bins or baskets. I have a few different storage containers in here, some from our last house and some we bought new for this pantry. But the OXO POP containers are hands-down my favorite of the bunch!
To wrap it up, I wanted you to know there are so many options out there to fit a variety of budgets. I rounded up my my 6 essentials for pantry organization below for you to check out and make a plan. An organized pantry will greatly greatly improve your quality of life and I’m speaking from experience. Set a budget and work towards making it happen!