It's Time to Organize Your Pantry, and We're Here to Help

It's Time to Organize Your Pantry, and We're Here to Help

Let’s bring some order to your hot mess of a pantry, shall we?

By Courtney Thompson

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


BUY FROM: Containter Store, SALE $769.17 (Regularly $1,101.42, 30% Off!)


White Elfa Utility Board Kitchen Solution

BUY FROM: Container Store, $52.51 (Regularly $75.91, 30% Off!)


DecoBros Supreme Stackable Can Rack Organizer


BUY FROM: Amazon, $22.87


Yamazaki Tosca Magnetic Kitchen Organization Rack


BUY FROM: Wayfair, $67.99


OXO 10-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set


BUY FROM: Amazon, $99.95



Chalkboard Labels Bundle, Set of 73 Stickers


BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $14.84 (Regularly $39.99, 63% Off!)


YouCopia TeaStand 100+ Tea Bag Organizer


BUY FROM: Bed Bath & Beyond, $24.99


Rubbermaid Pull Down Spice Rack

BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $22.79 (Regularly $27.36, 17% Off!)


ClosetMaid Adjustable 8-Tier Wall and Door Rack


BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $36.99 (Regularly $42.75, 13% Off!)


Zevro Indispensable Dry Food Dispenser


BUY FROM: Amazon, $22.67


Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars, Set of 3


BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $7.95 (Regularly $15.95, 50% Off!)


DecoBros Stackable Under Sink Cabinet Sliding Basket Organizer Drawer


BUY FROM: Amazon, $25.87


White Elfa Mesh Pantry Storage


BUY FROM: The Container Store, SALE $137.87 (Regularly $196.97, 30% Off!)


InterDesign York Lyra Kitchen Pantry Under Shelf Organizer Basket

BUY FROM: Wayfair, $14.99


Household Essentials Glidez Narrow Sliding Organizer in Chrome


BUY FROM: Bed Bath & Beyond, $79.99

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