Can you imagine actually taking a picture of your pantry and posting it on social media? If you’re like many people, you’re saying “no way!” This is because your pantry is a mess. You’d never want anyone to see what it looks like in there, because it’s absolutely chaotic. What if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way? It’s true! A few quick tips and tricks are all it takes to make your pantry Instagram-worthy, whether or not you actually choose to post it.
A picture-worthy pantry is as simple as:
#1 Keep the good stuff in reach. If the items that are needed on a regular basis are the first things you can grab, you’re much less likely to move and knock stuff around searching for them. This just makes sense! Store the foods, spices, and other items you use most often at eye level. Reserve the very top and bottom shelves for bulk buys, specialty appliances, and seasonal items you don’t need as often.
#2 Add a backsplash. Your kitchen countertop isn’t the only spot that would benefit from a good-looking backsplash! You can give a plain pantry a super-cute update by adding a pretty tiled backsplash in between the shelves. If you’re on a budget, you can get the same look at a fraction of the cost with wallpaper, wall decals, or bright paint color.
#3 Go for a uniformed look. You look in your pantry and see a lot of chaos looking back at you. Wouldn’t it be great to see order and uniformity instead? You can not only save space but also give your pantry a chic, uniform look by transferring foods like flour, cereal, and snacks from their original packaging. Ditch the bulky boxes and store everything in jars or bins instead.
#4 Use plastic storage bins. We’ve already established that in order to stay organized, you’re going to want to take dry foods out of their large cardboard boxes and put them in containers. Pretty and practical, clear storage containers are the best way to keep frequently-used ingredients organized and visible. Don’t forget to label what is inside and when it expires!
#5 Use the door as extra storage space. Some pantries are much smaller than you would like. That’s okay! We can work with that. One of the best and often overlooked storage spots is the back of the door. You can use hooks to hang pots, pans, and aprons. There are also hanging organizer options to store snacks, baking materials, spices, pot lids, plastic cutlery, toothpicks, and more.
Let the organization experts at Closets Plus help you with this task! We regularly take pantries from a messy space with no clear organization to an area that is both good-looking and functional. We can do this for your home too! For a free consultation, you can book online or give us a call at (864) 297-9797.