How to Tackle Small Pantry Organization

How can you take on a project like small pantry organization when you do not have much storage space to work with? Self storage is an affordable way to find additional space where you need it. Max Storage in Idaho Falls, ID, and Storage Bros in Hurricane, UT, offer solutions for all your residential storage projects. Follow these tips to begin organizing your home.

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Tips to Tackle Small Pantry Organization

Even if you are unable to pull off a full remodel at the moment, there are ways to create more space where you need it. Get started with these organization tips!

Get Creative with Pantry Storage

You can make more space in your kitchen with a few simple additions, like installing shelves above the sink or adding an island. Other options include expanding existing countertop heights and opening up passageways between rooms. See where there are open spaces in your kitchen and its adjacent rooms to look for creative solutions that will not break the bank.

Install a Pull-Out Pantry

By using a pull-out pantry in your kitchen, you can keep all of the items that are needed for cooking right at hand. Then when it’s time to put away the ingredients, just tuck it all back into the cabinet. A pull-out pantry allows you to easily view all your pantry items without having deep, hard-t0-access corners.

Make a System for Food Storage Containers

One way to keep your Tupperware and Pyrex dishes from getting dusty and mismatched while still in storage is by stacking the bottoms into each other, as they fit by shape. Then you can keep the corresponding lids stored vertically next to each stack. Store food storage containers in lower cabinets to avoid frustrating and potentially harmful crashes. You can also more easily find the containers you need when you can see them at eye level.

Group Similar Items Together

Grouping like items together helps you locate the items you need quickly, while designating zones sets you up for the long-term. As you begin laying out where you will store each of your pantry items in your pantry space, consider these categories to keep you organized.

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

Take Opportunities to Stack

If your pantry space only has a few shelves to work with, then you really want to make the most of them. As you start storing and taking up space horizontally, think about which items can be stacked to take up vertical space. Cans and boxes are generally safe to store long-term—just check that the weight of the items you are stacking on top can be supported by the items acting as the base.

Rent Additional Storage Space with Storage Bros & Max Storage

Start your home organization project today with the help of Storage Bros and Max Storage. Our self storage facilities in Idaho Falls, ID, and Hurricane, UT, respectively, are perfectly positioned to support your local storage needs. Rent a short-term storage unit as you take on your small pantry organization. Or rent one long-term to always have the wiggle room to handle an increased load at any time. Self storage can be your solution to keeping your home organized! Get started by renting online!

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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.