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How To Create The Perfectly Organized Pantry

DIY | February 28, 2019

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[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by The Container Store; all opinions and reviews are my own.]

I am so thrilled to share with you how to create the perfectly organized (and pretty!) pantry. This post is part of a blog hop with eight other bloggers; if you are coming from my friend Bethany over at Crisp Collective, welcome! Didn’t Bethany’s playroom project inspire you? She is so talented and of course, love all of the amazing “The Container Store” products she used to organize her children’s space. I also want to say thank you to Sarah over at Grace In My Space for putting together this organizing hop.

This project is one of my favorite home projects to date. You know why? Because of the dramatic results it produced. Our pantry went from chaotic and not functioning well for our family to one that is clutter free, pretty, and perfectly functional. This transformation has now ignited my desire to tackle other “eye sores” and poorly organized spaces down the road because of the difference it makes in our day-to-day life.

Now, I am going to take you step-by-step on how to do this in your own home! Let’s get started!

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

BEFORE

Showing you the “before” photo of our pantry allows you to see just what I mean when I say it was a disaster haha! Although there was some attempt at baskets, none matched nor were organized with intention. It was difficult to see what we had in our pantry and led to me not enjoying baking (nor cooking really) because I couldn’t find things I needed. So, I knew that everything had to be taken out first!

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As you can see, I completely emptied the pantry, nothing remained. It already felt better haha! As I emptied the pantry, I created piles that were like items (and yes, I found things I didn’t know we had!). Here are some of the piles I created:

  1. Snacks

  2. Baking items

  3. Rice

  4. Pasta

  5. Candies

  6. Condiments

  7. Canned goods

  8. Powder drink mixes and water bottles

  9. Coolers

  10. Protein bars and powder

  11. Perishables

  12. Paper towels

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Now that I had my sorted piles, it was time to have fun! I received so many amazing containers from “The Container Store” and I knew that they were going to bring me the look and functionality I had been hoping for! I began placing these pieces in the pantry with a purpose (don’t miss at the end of this post, all products are linked for your convenience).

With four children, foods they enjoy need to be on the lower shelves and not breakable.

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As you can see, I used these plastic , multi-purpose bins found
here
, these OXO Good Grips 3.4 qt. POP Cereal Dispensers found
here
, and this amazing OXO Good Grips 10-Piece POP Canister Set found
here
.

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For things like bread, produce and water bottles, I loved having these open wooden handle baskets found
here
. On the higher shelves, I placed the glass pieces that held food my husband or I access to cook meals and bake.
These
glass canisters with glass lids make my heart happy; I’ve always loved things like flour, rice, grits poured into canisters where you can see these things! And although
these
beautiful glass canisters with oak lids are breakable, with the smaller size that they are, I felt comfortable keeping these on a middle shelf so that they too can be of help when gathering baking items and other items that we keep less of on a regular basis.

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Breakfast items such as oatmeal and pancake mix found homes in the glass canisters, as well as our cereal in the OXO Good Grips 4.5 qt. POP Cereal Dispensers found
here
. And last but not least, you can see while we do have some canned goods, that is not something we have a lot of, so I decided to use a Lazy Susan as our canned good storage so I could easily see what we had on hand.
This
2-tier bamboo one is the perfect texture to have with the large glass canisters and adjacent oak lid containers.

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The “after” left our whole family smiling and saying “WOW”! In fact, instead of keeping the pantry door closed, we didn’t mind it staying open anymore. “The Container Store” pieces met our needs as a family of six: maximum functionality, organized, and an overall clean and pretty look. We added some chalkboard labels to the pieces for reminders of what food items go where when my children help unload the groceries into the pantry. It’s so nice to not have all the bulky boxes and paper bins foods come in, but rather empty them into containers that keep them fresh and giving this streamline look.

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Are you inspired to create a perfectly organized pantry? With the right pieces like these from “The Container Store,” you can easily experience this kind of transformation in 1/2 days work!

Tip? Get your children involved! Mine helped me do each of these steps we completed the project in under four hours. I hope you walk away inspired to tackle this in your own home.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and next up is my friend Jenna over at Jenna Kate At Home. You will not believe her fridge makeover! She will surely inspire you to tackle your kitchen too!

If you enjoyed this post, I recommend these posts too:

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  1. Tiffany Harrison says:

    Your pantry looks fabulous! I am on a cleaning frenzy myself! Great tips and really a great motivation for me to reorganize our pantry.

    ❤️❤️
    Tiffany
    Phlanx’s Marketing Specialist

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Tiffany!
      I am so glad you stopped by and wish you the best of luck with your organizing and cleaning projects! It always feels so good to have a home that is organized and decluttered!

      Have a wonderful day,
      Brendt

  2. Easten Osborne says:

    I love this! Could you please tell me the size of the clear snack bins that you used at the bottom?

    Thank you!

  3. Joanne Harp says:

    Was there link for the baskets on the floor?

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi friend,

      Feel free to email me for the link!

      Thanks for stopping by, and wishing you a beautiful day,
      Brendt

  4. Heather Bodak says:

    Loved this post. I would love to know where you got the baskets from.

  5. Becca says:

    What is your solution for canned items?

  6. Pamela Wolf says:

    What sizes are the clear jars for your four, sugar, etc? Your pantry looks awesome!

  7. Ashlee Telschow says:

    Was there link for the baskets on the floor?

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