Stocking your pantry can get you through some rough times. However, an unorganized pantry will just cause a lot of headaches. Thankfully, there are so many things you can do that will make your pantry much easier to “shop” when you're ready to make your weekly menu. Whether you incorporate a Lazy Susan into your pantry or use a shoe organizer for small items, you will love these pantry organization hacks.
Make Your Own Lazy Susans
A Lazy Susan is a great tool for organizing your pantry so that you can easily find what you need. For example, it's an awesome way to organize bulk spices. You can easily turn the tray and find what you need instead of having to remove everything from the shelf. To make your own, you will need two cake pans and a bag of marbles. You can purchase these supplies at your local Dollar Tree. Pour the marbles into the first pan and then add the second pan on top. It's really that simple. If you prefer, you can make your own Lazy Susan using wood supplies with this tutorial.
Purchase Organization Baskets
If you want your pantry to be organized and beautiful, purchase organization baskets. Again, you can find everything you need at your local Dollar Tree. They have lots of different sizes in great colors. Measure the space in your pantry so that you can find pieces that fit perfectly. You can then group like items to place in the baskets. Label the boxes and everything will remain neat and organized.
Repurpose Snack Containers
Whenever you buy snacks that have sturdy plastic containers, repurpose them. All you need to do is remove the labels and wash them out. You can then use these for dried beans, rice, or other snacks that you purchase in bags. Your pantry will be much more organized when you get rid of the bags and place everything in containers.
Use an Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer for Small Items
An over-the-door shoe organizer is a must in your pantry. You can use the organizer for lots of small items. You could store seasoning mix packets, fruit snacks, snack cakes, granola bars, etc. This allows you to organize all those small items. It also makes it easier for kids to find just what they need.
If you want to make the most of your pantry, you need to take the time to organize it. A well organized pantry makes it easier to plan your meals and find what you need, when you need it.