Hungry kids in my home make a beeline right to pantry looking for snacks. They start shuffling through everything they can find to eat and it doesn’t take long for a perfectly organized pantry to become a mess! If you struggle with keeping your pantry organized too, here are some simple solutions to organize a pantry.
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If you have kids in your home, you probably struggle with pantry organization. When it comes to pantry organization, I have not been able to find a set it and forget plan. My kids love to just grab a snack, move things around, and rarely put things back where they go in the pantry. It quickly becomes a mess.
But since my kids are old enough, they should start learning to keep things neat and organized for the next person. If I see them in the pantry looking for a snack, I’m going to remind them to make sure they put things away. Or if I know who moved things or did not put them back I will have them come back and re-organize.
In reality if you really want to keep your pantry organized, you will likely need to spend about 10 minutes each week on maintenance and about 20-30 minutes once a month on a full organization plan.
Here are a few products to help you organize your pantry:
Simple Solutions to Organize a Pantry
How to Organize Your Pantry by Smart Mom Smart Ideas shares ideas to reduce clutter in your pantry, remove outdated items and get organized.
The Pantry – 10 Organization Ideas by Organized Kaoss gives you ideas for organized products to tools to keep your pantry organized.
Organize Your Pantry with Free Printable Labels by A Home to Grow Old In shows you how to use labels to organize your pantry.
Apartment Kitchen Pantry Organization by The Urban Life gives you tips for organizing a small kitchen with shelves.
Upcycled Entertainment Center Converted to a Pantry by Manzanita shows you how to use old furniture like an entertainment center you are not using and how to convert it into a pantry. This is a great idea, we did it in our house too.
How to Build a DIY Pantry by A Turtle’s Life For Me gives you a plan to rebuild your pantry.
Pantry Makeover: How to Find More Light and Make More Space by The Chelsea Project will help you add light to a dark pantry.
How We Organized Our Small Kitchen Pantry by The Kitchen Treaty gives you tips for building and organizing a small pantry.
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