I’m so excited to share Mandi’s Kitchen Pantry Makeover! What a transformation and inspiring ideas for those of us hoping to get more organized in the kitchen.
I helped her out a bit by designing some Free Printable Chalkboard Labels that you can print below. I’ll let Mandi explain what she did. Enjoy this fun kitchen pantry makeover!!
A perfectly organized pantry is something I have always wanted to have. Don’t we all? Unfortunately I just never quite met my goal. I always tried to clean out the pantry before putting away the groceries, but life got in the way. You know the phone rang, the dog was trying to get into the bags, the kids were trying to find a snack because they were “starving” and could not wait one more second.
It has always been easier to shove things on a shelf and be done with it. The only problem with that quick method was, well let’s be honest, there are many problems with that method! For one, my pantry was a complete mess. I could never find anything, so I just kept buying more of the same products.
Once I found six, yes you read that right six bags of rice. Now we do eat a lot of rice around here, but come on that is just ridiculous. ha! There were so many half bags of chips, I just had to roll my eyes. I will not even mention the amount of tea bags, we don’t even really drink tea! The time had come to get this hot mess under control and to stop wasting money! So operation pantry party started.
I’m not going to lie, I did spend A LOT of time on this project. If you are not a slob like us, then maybe your pantry will not take as long to organize. If you are worse then me well, I will pray for you!
An organized pantry really can be achieved. Just follow these easy steps, pump up some tunes and get working. You will want to give yourself a HIGH 5 when you’re finished!
I hope you enjoy this Kitchen Pantry Organization Makeover and get lots of good ideas!
Here are some helpful tips:
1. Get everything out. You have to see what you have before you can get things into a good working order.
2. Clean the shelves with some cleaner. Who knows what kind of germs you are growing in there!
3. Get to tossing all the old food, and for heavens sakes if there are only crumbs left in a bag throw it out!
4. Group your food together. For example, chips, crackers, baking needs, snacks etc.
5. Now the fun part, GO SHOPPING! Get baskets, containers, shelves, and tubs to put your groupings together. Repurpose containers from other areas of your home or visit your local Dollar Store or Ikea for inexpensive items.
6. Fill up your new purchases. Only get containers that make sense for your needs. For example, if you do not eat cereal, then don’t get cereal containers. A cheap laundry basket works great for your recycling. Much more clean and organized than stuffing items in a corner on the kitchen cabinet. Yes, that was my very high class method before.
7. Print our cute Free Printable Chalkboard Labels and put them on your containers. (see the link below)
8. KEEP IT CLEAN! Now you can see what you have so the chances of you buying another bag of rice is less. Taking a quick inventory before you go to the store is so much easier with organized shelves.
I really wanted my pantry to match and look extra nice with coordinating baskets. If you are on a tight budget then use things you have already at home. The goal is not for it to be cute, just organized! Here is a list of things I used and places I went to find items. I actually had fun with this project and felt to good when it was finished!
Stores with great baskets, and containers:
Some items I used:
Found at Walmart:
- laundry basket
- teal and grey baskets
- canned good shelves
Found at Ikea:
- white metal baskets
- cereal containers
- glass jars with lids
- magazine holders
More Pantry Storage Container Ideas:
Spice racks, lazy Susan, shoe holder hanging on the door for packaged snacks and other items such as spice packets, use a towel hanger to hang a meal plan and grocery list and/or the family calendar on pantry door, and a snack basket for each child (prevents fighting)!
Here are some great Storage Ideas for your Kitchen Pantry:
- Shelf and Basket Organizer
- Wall Mesh Container
- Tea Bag Container
- Spice Rack Organizer
- Cereal Containers
- Soda Can Holder
- Glass Containers for Pasta and more!
Download 40 Free Printable Chalkboard Kitchen Pantry Labels
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