Unlike my linen and clothing closets, the pantry is a hub of my home, and its door is opened and closed a hundred times a day. Before having kids, I was probably in and out of there a dozen times daily, but now that I have littles who need snacks and cereal and crackers and fruit pouches, well, let’s just say it’s a high-traffic zone. And trust me when I say, IT’S A MESS. I’ve got bread smushed next to soup cans, snack bars wedged against pasta boxes—and all of this gets uprooted and rearranged by tiny hands again and again throughout the day.
I finally put my foot down last month, and decided I shouldn’t physically cringe every time I open the pantry cabinet. With the help of a few clutch products—the tea organizer, for example, is genius and now my shelves aren’t littered with tattered bags!—I’ve reinvented my pantry and turned into a highly functioning station that the whole family can operate with nary a, “Mooooooom! I need help!”
The dry food dispensers are especially a game changer, because now I can hand my kids a bowl and they self-serve their cereals. (Previously they would precariously carry a bag of Cheerios over to the breakfast table, spilling a few hundred oats along the way.) The spice gripper rows are also life-changing (and time saving!), as before I had all of mine crammed onto one shelf, where I could never clearly see labels and would spend ten minutes trying to find cumin. The point is, you can bring organization—and piece of mind!—to your pantry with just a few affordable items that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without them. As someone who’s a recently-converted neat freak, I promise you the minimal investment is worth every penny.
White Elfa Utility Reach-In Pantry
White Elfa Utility Board Kitchen Solution
DecoBros Supreme Stackable Can Rack Organizer
Yamazaki Tosca Magnetic Kitchen Organization Rack
OXO 10-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set
Chalkboard Labels Bundle, Set of 73 Stickers
YouCopia TeaStand 100+ Tea Bag Organizer
Rubbermaid Pull Down Spice Rack
ClosetMaid Adjustable 8-Tier Wall and Door Rack
Zevro Indispensable Dry Food Dispenser
Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars, Set of 3
DecoBros Stackable Under Sink Cabinet Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer
White Elfa Mesh Pantry Storage
InterDesign York Lyra Kitchen Pantry Under Shelf Organizer Basket
Household Essentials Glidez Narrow Sliding Organizer in Chrome
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