Tips for Small Pantry Organization

How can your small pantry maintain organization when you do not have much kitchen storage to work with? Storage Depot of Douglasville has a collection of tips to help you take on your home organization projects. Look through to see the different ways you can make the most of the space you have. Contact our office to find additional self storage space near you!

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Small Pantry Organization Tips to Keep Your Home Clear of Clutter

Get a Hold on Food Containers

Are your Tupperware and Pyrex dishes taking up an entire messy cabinet? It is time to consolidate space. Organize your containers by shape and size, and stack the bottoms into one another as they best fit. From there, your lids can fit vertically next to the stack of their respective bottoms.

Organize by Zones

One of the first things you want to do when organizing is designating a zone for each item. This way, you can easily identify where to look for a specific object later, and you can keep an efficient storage system long-term. Check out these pantry zones to get started:

  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Bread/Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Snacks
  • Spices
  • Bottles/Beverages

Take Advantage of Stacking Opportunities

Cans are a quick opportunity to create more space in your kitchen pantry. You can store them stacked long-term since they are sturdy. You can also follow suit with boxes, such as for cereal and pasta. A word of caution when stacking pantry items: do not stack items on top than are heavier than those on the bottom. This is a good packing tip to follow, whether you are organizing a pantry, box, or storage unit.

Consider a Pull-Out Pantry in Your Kitchen

If you are used to dark, deep pantries, a pull-out pantry is a refreshing change of pace. Tuck away clutter while still having the ability to easily access the food items you need. You can see objects in the back just as well as the front, cutting down on the amount of expired foods that generally hide in the back. 

Brainstorm Creative Options

Who says your pantry needs to be in a cabinet or closet? If you have more free space along your walls or in your hallways, do not be afraid to look beyond your traditional kitchen space to store your pantry items. Open shelves can make for easy access to spices and other frequently used cooking and baking items. Set up a space close to your appliances to keep items in arm’s reach. You can also set up pantry storage space in an adjacent room for items you might not use day to day. Get creative with your home storage.

Storage Depot of Douglasville in Douglasville, GA

Ready to start your small pantry organization project? Contact Storage Depot of Douglasville to rent a self storage unit near you to support your primary home storage. We have drive-up, as well as indoor storage options, so you can secure the best space for your situation and your budget. Look though our available storage units online to find the space you need. 

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.