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Friday Favorites: Practical Pantry Storage Solutions You Need

Do you have a small cramped pantry? Check out these practical pantry storage solutions that you need to organize your space.

Happy Friday fabulous friends!

We hope you had an amazing week.

The sun is shining and it’s been beautiful all week here while we’ve been inside working.

However, our luck is just about to run out with the gorgeous warm weather because the rain is rolling in early this evening and bringing colder temperatures with it.

It’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow and Saturday but clear up for Easter on Sunday.

Do you have anything special planned with family or friends to celebrate?

AnnMarie’s planning Easter brunch after church so she’s busy trying to prepare for a house full of her favorite people.

Anne has a super busy couple of days as they finish up their fixer-upper and help their daughter and future son-in-law move into their new house.

We thought it was hard when our kids moved out to go to college or into an apartment after graduation.

But it’s a whole different feeling knowing your child is moving out, planning a wedding, and won’t be coming back home.

So send Anne some good vibes or prayers!

It was another fun-filled week on the blog so keep reading to see what we’ve been up to.

And then check out some awesome and budget-friendly items to organize your kitchen pantry or cabinets.

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What’s New on the Blog This Week

Does your kitchen need a little refresh?

Maybe some organizing hacks?

Well, we’ve got you covered with this blog post where we joined 14 other amazing bloggers to bring you some incredible ideas for your kitchen.

You’ll find everything from organizing to decorating to updating your kitchen!

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Then you’ll want to check out AnnMarie’s tips for choosing the right foundation plants for the front of your house.

Do you love a good before and after?

Anne’s bedroom closet is done and she couldn’t be more excited to check that project off her to-do list.

Wait until you see the fantastic closet transformation using affordable Billy bookcases from Ikea!

Friday Favorites | Practical Pantry Storage Solutions

walk in pantry closet storing dry foods in bins and containers

Now before I start chatting about my pantry I want you to know that we both realize we’re super lucky to actually have pantry closets in both of our homes.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t dream of bigger and better and more beautiful pantries…because we do! lol

By the way, this is AnnMarie writing about our Friday Favorites this week.

So whether you have a dedicated pantry or shelves in your basement or garage these solutions can be used.

Many of the ideas and products can even be used in your cabinets or refrigerator.

Last Sunday I decided to clean out my pantry.

I didn’t take any before photos because I was in the middle of painting and organizing the upstairs hallway bathroom.

Honestly, the pantry wasn’t even on my radar but when I opened the door to get a new garbage bag I just couldn’t take it anymore.

So I just started cleaning it out and tossing practically empty bags of snacks.

I did rearrange some things but for the most part, it just needed a deep cleaning ya know what I mean!?

Anne shared her tips for organizing a plain builders grade pantry with wire shelving if need some more ideas.

I’ll be sharing more of my pantry soon as well.

For today, we thought we’d share some of our favorite pantry storage solutions with you.

Lazy Susan Turntables

lazy susans in corner of wire shelves used to organize food in pantry

Lazy Susan turntables are perfect in the corners of your pantry closet so that food items are more accessible.

I actually use two different sizes in my pantry.

The 16″ lazy susan is on a higher shelf with lighter products on it so it turns easier.

And the 18″ nonskid turntable is on a lower shelf because it is filled up with heavy cans.

Airtight Food Storage Containers

clear plastic canisters filled with white powder

I use the OXO brand pop-top canisters for all different items including snack foods or mixes.

These sturdy dry food storage organizers are available in a variety of different sizes.

Another option is these plastic containers with a snap-on lid that can easily stack to save even more room in cabinets.

Storing sugar, flour, and pancake mix in this type of storage container keeps products fresh longer.

Pantry Basket with Handle

white basket with three onions in pantry closet

These white plastic baskets have a single handle to slide them out easily on the wire shelves.

They’re great for storing potatoes, onions, or any other dry foods.

I got them from Walmart probably 10 years ago and unfortunately, they don’t carry them anymore.

However, I did find some similar options for you below if you like this style for your pantry.

The basket style from the Container store is surprisingly affordable…lol…and the solid acrylic version is larger and from Amazon.

Clear Acrylic Organizing Bins

white wire shelving organized with plastic storage bins filled with food

Clear acrylic bins are amazing for containing snack-sized products and protein bars.

Rather than stacking a bunch of boxes on the shelves that take up so much space I just dump the contents of each box into a clear bin.

I’ve been known to drool a bit when I see those gorgeous pantries styled with wicker baskets and kitchen aid mixers on Pinterest.

But I’m not sure how practical they actually are.

I tried using fabric bins so you didn’t see the food inside but that was exactly the problem…we couldn’t see what was inside.

So the food in that style of baskets got stale or a new bag of chips got opened before the old one was even finished.

This set of 8 clear bins would be great not only in a pantry or cabinet but in your refrigerator too.

Space Saving Plastic Storage Containers

Cereal stays fresh in these lidded plastic storage containers and is easy to pour into your bowl for breakfast.

Rather than a bunch of cereal boxes in different sizes, these storage containers keep your pantry shelves looking neat and organized.

And these snap-top clear food storage bins are great for dry foods like pasta, rice, or nuts.

Over the Door Closet Storage

hanging shoe organizer filled with water bottles

Don’t forget about the back of your pantry door!

There are great storage systems available to attach to the back of a closet door.

I have adjustable storage basket racks in our linen closets which would be great if you need extra storage in your pantry.

However, I was looking for a way to organize my family’s ever-growing collection of water bottles.

So I bought an over-the-door shoe organizer to hang on the back of the pantry door instead and it works perfectly for all those bulky water bottles that are too big for our cabinets.

Anne has one of these shoe organizers hanging in her closet too…click here to see what she uses hers for.

I hope we gave you some helpful and practical tips to organize your pantry.

What have you been shopping for this week? Have you found anything amazing?

We’d love to hear about it….just leave a comment below!

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Sources: lazy Susan turntable | cereal food container | clear pop top storage container | set of 8 acrylic organizing bins | over-the-door shoe organizer | pantry basket with pull handle | snap top lidded clear storage containers | large clear acrylic tote | dry food storage snap top canisters

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