5 Tips to Tackle Small Pantry Organization

In need of ideas to create a small pantry organization system in your house? When you only have a limited amount of storage space, as in the case of your kitchen, you may need to get creative with how you take advantage of different areas. Here are some pantry makeover ideas from Coastal Mini Storage to help you get started. Learn how to make the most of what you’ve got! 

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Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Whether you want to completely remodel your pantry or make better use of the small pantry space you already have, there are plenty of ways you can organize this essential part of your kitchen.  

Consider Every Open Space as an Alternative

If you have limited cabinet and pantry space in your home, take a look at some of the larger open areas. For example, is there wall space above your sink that could be used for open shelves? Also think about adding or extending a kitchen island. And don’t forget to look outside the kitchen for inspiration; a passage between your kitchen and living room might give you enough room for a bigger cabinet or storage system while still providing easy access to your belongings. 

Keep a Handle on Food Storage Containers

If you have a lot of Tupperware and Pyrex containers, you’ll need to come up with a food storage container solution. The bottoms should be stacked on top of one another while the lids are kept vertically. Keep your containers out of sight if they’re stored too high in cabinets and risk an overhead avalanche. To protect yourself, keep them at eye level. 

Group Your Pantry Items

The first rule of organization is generally grouping like items together. Once you have figured out the layout of your pantry, consider these categories for easy-to-find storage 

  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Bread/Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Snacks
  • Spices
  • Bottles/Beverages

Stack Whenever Possible

Chances are you only have a few pantry shelves to work with in your current location. Consider which goods, such as cans and boxes, can be safely stacked on top of one another over time. This will assist you clear additional room fast. 

Install a Pull-Out Pantry in Your Kitchen

In the space-saving design, a pull-out pantry is an excellent kitchen storage option. As you pull the door open, you may see each item, and you may store everything away at the conclusion of preparing your meal for a clutter-free kitchen. 

Let Coastal Mini Assist Your Home Organization Projects

Need to clear some room in your house before tackling small pantry organization? Coastal Mini Storage in Sneads Ferry, NC, is here to help! With an array of storage unit sizes available, we can handle any load size you have between our indoor and drive-up storage options. Stop by today and speak with our team of storage experts if you have any questions, and see our selection of units. You can also browse the storage units we have available on our website. Start renting with Coastal Mini Storage! 

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.