How To Organize A Kitchen Pantry

Who hasn’t gone to the kitchen pantry and tried in vain to find that one specific item they need for a recipe? I know I have had such luck quite a number of times. Which always results in an unnecessary second or third trip to a nearby supermarket. Only to finally find where the mystery missing item shortly after. If you have had this kind of problem, then you will definitely find some helpful pointers below “How To Organize A Kitchen Pantry”.

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Start by removing everything
The first step in organizing your pantry is to remove everything from it. Empty it down to the bare shelves. This might also be a good time to clean and reline the shelves and the drawers.

Use canisters and Mason Jars
Major items such as flour and sugar should be removed from their store packaging and placed in canisters. These days, lock and lock clear canisters, as well as mason jars are great containers for storing staples. Not only does it make them easier to find but it also keeps them fresh and pest-free.

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Throw away old or expired items
While you have everything out of your pantry, check expiration dates. You’ll be surprised how many things you need to toss.

Also make a pile of items to donate to the local soup kitchen. Be sure it has some life left in the expiration date before donating.

Organize appliances
If you have a closet pantry, then you probably use it to store pots and pans, electric appliances and a variety of other things. Place appliances securely on the shelves with no cords hanging. Pots and pans can be placed in a pot rack that you hang from the ceiling. Store lids in wire lid racks on the shelves.

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Potatoes, onions, canned foods and dry goods

  • Wire baskets are a great place to store potatoes and onions.
  • Grains and pasta are best stored in locking storage containers. These containers are also a great way to store cereal and oatmeal.
  • Place your spices either on a spice shelf or drawer that can be pulled out for easy retrieval.

Now that you have everything safely stored and in its designated spot you need to resolve to put items back where they belong after you use them,€” and also to make a regular habit of checking expiration dates.

An organized kitchen makes cooking and baking much easier, and you don’t have to worry if anyone actually opens the pantry door.

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  • Stacie

    I really need to get in my pantry and get that thing organized. It looks so awful in there. Trying to find snacks is like trying to find the Holy Grail.

  • Barb Webb

    This is something I really need to do before the holidays. An organized cupboard making cooking so much easier!

  • Heather

    We don’t have a pantry in this house, but it’s on my list of must-haves when we buy our home early next year!

  • Catalina

    A good microwave in the kitchen is everything! I use a lot microwave and I am so glad that the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave has the Air Fryer.

  • Angela

    Every now and again I have a big clear out and organise all my kitchen cupboards. It does make things so much easier to find if they’re organised properly.

  • katrina Kroeplin

    yea, that microwave looks amazing! i need to clean out my pantry so bad right now it’s crazy. i have some stuff that needs to get thrown out and used up. i just need help lol.

  • twinspirational

    That’s what I love about Watson, even if I am not a mom, I always keep an eye on my daily grooming and health. Watson has so much variety when it comes to supplements and essentials.

  • Ruth I

    Oh I want to have this on my kitchen! Airfryer, microwave and a convection oven in one!

  • tweenselmom

    Breville, it’s such an expensive but popular kitchen brand here in the Philippines, how I wish I can get to hold one someday.

  • Blogdaddyblog

    Oh no, now you made me think about cleaning up my kitchen.
    But you gave some good tips. Thanks.


    this is a nice and interesting read. I never heard about this 3 in 1 microwave. It has healthy cooking. Not other microwaves that they say it cause harm. Thanks for sharing this awesome article!

  • Maartje van Sandwijk

    I have all my spices in glass jars on a rotating spice thingie 🙂 Love the way it looks! And also really like the idea of the woven baskets for potatoes and onions and stuff!

  • Kiwi

    I would love this 3 in 1 microwave! This would make a great holiday addition to my home.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    I find myself always improving my storage systems at home. Every space has its unique opportunities to maximize its usage.

  • Jasmine M

    Canisters and mason jars are a must have for me. It makes it so much easier to keep things organized and together.

  • itsasweetsweetworld

    Some great tips for organizing the kitchen! And I would love to check out the 3-in-1 microwave, sounds very convenient.