Updating my pantry has been one of those projects that I have been putting off because it is not as exciting as light fixtures or the garden and it seemed kind of overwhelming. With summer vacation looming in the distant future I feel a new urgency to get some of these gnarly organizational projects underway! You can check out the video on Instagram here for what my pantry looks like today. Just a warning in advance, it is not a pretty picture! This week I will be taking you through the steps I am taking to transform this pantry from a mess to organizational bliss! The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission at no cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
Step 1 : Measurements
The first step I did in the project was taking some measurements of the pantry to determine what types of products would fit in the space I had. The shelves of my pantry are 12 inches high and 12 inches deep so I made sure to stick within these measurements.
Step 2 : What types of foods do I have and what is the best way to store?
To determine what types of organizational storage would work best for me, I evaluated what types of food I have in there.
Cereal & Chip Storage
One of my biggest problems in the closet were chip bags and cereal boxes! I felt like chip bags were stuffed everywhere and don’t even get me started on cereal boxes! I knew I wanted some cereal storage for a couple of reasons. 1.) Cereal Boxes are kind of ugly, 2.) I hate how cereal boxes come in all sorts of sizes (many of which don’t fit on my shelves), 3.) Cereal at our house always seems to get stale fast. I actually ordered a quantity of 2 of these Cereal Container Sets so I would get 6 containers to not only use for cereal but chips as well! I LOVE that they come with chalkboard stickers and a chalk pen so I can label each container with the product and expiration date.
Flour, Rice, Pasta, Sugar Storage
These products are kind of an organizational nightmare as well. Spaghetti noodle boxes and flour bags don’t close nicely and are always spilling! Love this set of air tight containers in a variety of sizes I found to store all these types of food products! They also come with the chalkboard stickers and chalk pen which I am so excited about!
Bread & Single Serve Bags
These wire bins are perfect for the bread, bagels, and massive amounts of single serve goldfish packages we have in our house!
Because we have Amazon Prime all these organizational goodies are arriving tomorrow with free shipping! Was able to keep the total budget under $100 dollars for this project which is also a huge win! Stay tuned for the final reveal!