Pantry Cabinets and Cupboards: Organization Ideas and Options

Turn your kitchen pantry or cupboard into an organized and clutter-free space with these helpful tips.

Closetmaid Pantry

Closetmaid Pantry

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

There's no doubt about it: The kitchen pantry cabinet is one of the most-used spots in your home. Whether it's the cupboard where you house all of the kids' favorite snacks, or a nook for keeping your best kitchen tools, a pantry is essential to an organized kitchen.

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When a built-in pantry isn't available, a standalone unit makes great use of wall space.

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Shelf separators and pantry cubes let you group items by type.

Set an energetic mood in your kitchen with a lively color in your pantry.

Wire baskets can be used for easy access to potatoes and other long-lasting produce.

Pullout wire organizers grant easy access to food and dishes.

An attractive, well-organized pantry space can serve double duty as both storage and a display area.

Adjustable shelves allow easy storage for food products of different heights.

Storage containers help you group smaller food products together.

Don't let door space go to waste. Attach hanging shelves for extra storage.

Pullout shelving grants easier access to items stored on the back of the shelf.

Pullout shelves on lower cabinets help you access items that would otherwise be harder to reach.

Shelves can also be attached to cabinet doors for maximum storage efficiency.

Optimize your larger pantry with a custom storage system.

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Vertical shelves are great for storing baking sheets.

Adjustable wire shelving is an inexpensive product for customizing your pantry space.

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Pullout cabinet drawers work equally well in pantries or in the main kitchen area.

While cleaning and organizing a pantry or cupboard can be a daunting task, a few easy steps can help you make ample use of your most-used kitchen space.

Start with a clean sweep of the items you no longer need, and then begin some simple planning to make sure the new arrangement will suit your lifestyle and budget.

Consider a practical layout, like placing items that are not often used toward the back of a shelf, and bringing perishable food items to the front. Be sure to also keep in mind that pantry organization does not require completely remodeling the space.

Small storage solutions, such as a door rack or containers with labels can make all the difference in maintaining visibility and tidiness throughout your kitchen pantry cabinets.

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