Pantry Organization and Storage Ideas

Take the guesswork out of kitchen pantry storage with these affordable and efficient pantry organizers.

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Whether you are seeking a complete overhaul or simply looking for a few storage solutions to make your kitchen pantry a more workable space, consider pantry organizers when planning a pantry closet upgrade.

Pantry Options and Ideas for Efficient Kitchen Storage

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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.

A rule of thumb to keep in mind when organizing a pantry or cupboard is to choose storage tools that will make your items visible and accessible. For example, a set of clear containers or jars to house dry goods, like cereal or grains, is a low-cost and worthy addition to any pantry. Other kitchen pantries and cupboards will benefit from hooks to hang utensils or pots out of the way and free up room for items that require shelf space.

Baskets help to organize snack foods that don't stand up well on their own, and over-the-door organizers are perfect for holding extra paper towels, storage bags and small items that often get lost in the back of a pantry.

Storage solutions that require a little more of an installation process are also worth a look. Adjustable shelves, wire baskets that slide on rails and pantry drawers are just a few of the options available for more customizable pantry organization.

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