It’s so satisfying to have a place for everything (and everything in its place).
This kitchen closet is responsible for a lot of storage. Probably the most in the entire room, actually. So it’s safe to say everyone probably feels like they could use a little more space for canned goods and snacks. Good thing these tricks will deliver just that.
1. Put Lids on the Door
If your pantry is big enough to hold all your pots and pans (lucky you), use the door for savvy lid storage. This blogger utilized the lid handle to keep items in place — genius.
2. Keep Packets in One Spot
This blogger used sink caddies she found for less than $2 and velcro to create wall organizers made for flimsy packets that would otherwise get lost in the chaos of this closet.
3. Stash a Crate Under Shelves
All it takes is a $7 crate and wheels to make under-used floor space work way harder. Since this storage is harder to get to, this blogger keeps things like reusable totes in it.
4. Use Zip Ties for Utensil Holders
If you store less-frequently-used cooking utensils in your pantry (think a meat tenderizer), take advantage of the loops on the end to hang them on hooks. This way, they’re still easy to find when you’re in a rush making dinner.
5. Invest in Clear Containers
Don’t hunt through mountains of cardboard boxes. Instead, take a few minutes to transfer ingredients and snacks into clear canisters so you can skip reading labels – and inspire a uniform tidiness. Plus, you’ll keep mice away from your cookies and crackers.
6. Add Lazy Susans
Show us an organization problem, and we’ll show you a lazy Susan. The corner in your pantry usually ends up being the black hole where cans or bags go to be lost forever — but when you install spinners in this space instead, nothing will be forgotten again.
7. Hack IKEA Boxes for Canned Food Storage
Those stylish boxes with label holders from IKEA are favorite in offices everywhere. But when you cut a hole into one of the sides, you can stack canned foods by category (tomato sauces, vegetables) without lifting a lid to retrieve ’em.
8. Use Slim Bins to Store More
Move dry goods into tall, skinny containers so you can pack more items onto the shelf. Plus, these matching storage bins look way more organized and orderly compared to you usually multicolored chaos.
9. Make Your Own Chip Hanger
You’ve probably passed by these nifty racks in the grocery store — by they’re just as handy at home and will only cost you a few bucks to create. Tutorial
10. Sneak Spices Into Wasted Space
That area between the end of your shelf and the door frame shouldn’t just be for show. Narrow cubbies fit snugly there, and are the perfect size for your paprika and garlic salt shakers.
Article and images provided by: goodhousekeeping.com