Buying too many spices seems to be a universal experience. Somehow, we all end up with multiple containers of cinnamon and garlic powder crowding our pantry shelves. We run into the same problem with canned goods, dry baking ingredients, and, unfortunately, the occasional root vegetable as well. One of the main reasons this occurs is because traditional pantries are not designed with visibility in mind, and ingredients from a bygone day get pushed to the back of shelves. Below, we have curated a list of tips and tricks for organizing your pantry to ensure you get the most out of your space.

Find a Storage System That Works

The easiest and most effective way to ensure your pantry stays organized and your ingredients are always on display is a custom pantry storage system. Pantries are diverse spaces that should meet your family’s individual needs –  adjustable shelves, dividers, and pull out trays are all features that can be included in personalized pantry cabinets to ensure you have ample space, and a place for everything.

You invest your time and energy into selecting nutritious food for yourself and your family- you should expect the same level of quality from the place in your home where those healthy meals start.


Organize Your Items by Height

Another great way to ensure you are always able to locate what you need when you need it is to organize your pantry contents by height. Start with taller items towards the back and place items decreasing in heights closer to the front of your shelves. If you have a collection of items that are all the same height, then tiered pantry organizers can help to ensure that you never lose sight of an item. Organizing your pantry in this fashion will help you know what ingredients you have on hand, and when it may be time to make a trip to the grocery store to get more.


Get Creative with Labels

Our last tip for creating a highly efficient pantry is to label your spices and containers of dry ingredients. Labels can help to further simplify the process of knowing what ingredients you have and help to make sure that you never buy powdered sugar when you really needed all-purpose flour. You can choose to label your containers by hand or search online for free printable pantry labels to expedite the process. Either way, the labels are sure to look great and contribute to a more refined pantry lay-out.

Are you ready to find a pantry system that works for your home? Schedule your free, in-home design consultation with us today!

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