If you’ve read some of my other posts, you know I have a thing for organization. In my house, no bookshelf goes unstyled, wardrobes are color-coordinated, bins are labeled—everything has a home. And now my food pantry is perfectly adorned with beautiful crisp white bins and seagrass baskets, each filled and labeled for easy access.
This project has been on my list for about a year and I’m so excited to have finally crossed it off the list!
I must admit, I didn’t do it all on my own. My husband helped with installing the new shelves which we got from Home Depot. He replaced the standard wire racks with white faux wood boards. Since Home Depot doesn’t sell a closet kit with white boards, my husband cut each piece to be customized to fit our pantry. He also put a fresh coat of white paint on the closet walls.
After the shelves were installed, it was my turn to swing into action with my organizing skills. I love when I can utilize my bin obsession to the fullest. I’m talking labels and everything!
I also took this time to clean out my pantry by separating foods I didn’t want and foods that could be thrown out, if expired. You can take any unwanted food to your local food pantry or shelters.
Check out how I organize my food pantry below, including what bins, baskets, containers, labels, and shelves I used.
Food Pantry Organization Supplies Needed:
4 White Basket Weave Plastic Storage Bins (13.75 X 11 X 9)
**Similar baskets can be found here.
4 Seagrass Wicker Storage Baskets (12 X 9 X 6)
2 White Baskets Weave Plastic Storage Bins (10 X 6)
1 Wicker Basket (10 X 6)
2 Snapware Clear Storage Canisters (2.6 liter)
6 Snapware Clear Storage Canisters (1 liter each)
1 Coffee Basket- I found mine at Home Goods.
Chalkboard Sticker Labels – for labeling Snapware
Chalkboard Label Clips – for labeling baskets
For easy access, organize your bins according to what items you use the most. Store frequently used items at eye level and less frequently used items on higher shelves. Keep kids snacks and lunch items on lower shelves for easy access (if allowed).
Check out how my bins are organized in my pantry below.
Top Shelf to Bottom Shelf:
Shelf 1- alcohol
Shelf 2- 2 large Snapware containers filled with flour and tea bags. 4 small Snapware containers filled with chia seeds, flax seeds, sugar and raw almonds. 3 seagrass baskets filled with mac & cheese, baking essentials, and pasta.
Food Pantry Organization is a daunting task for some, but when you have the right supplies it’s easy. Just think of it as decorating a room in your home.
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What is your food pantry organization style? Is your food pantry in need of a makeover? Share in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.