How to Get More Storage Out of Your PantryMay 9, 2017
Use These Space-Saving Tips to Maximize Your Pantry Space
If you take your cooking seriously, a small pantry can be a huge problem. Because everything is squeezed into a tiny space, it takes forever to find the ingredients that you need. Extra groceries that don’t fit into your pantry can leave your kitchen a disorganized mess. If you have to move bags of flour get to your toaster, or there are cans of soup on your linen closet shelves, it’s probably time to remodel your pantry.
Benefits of Remodeling Your Pantry
Optimizing the space in your pantry can make life easier for the cook and everyone else in the household. Here are a few benefits that you may not have considered.
- A spacious, organized pantry makes it easier to use foods by their expiration dates. Items are less likely to be shoved to the back and forgotten.
- You’ll be able to take advantage of bulk sales, which can significantly lower your grocery bill.
- You can scan your inventory quickly while making grocery lists.
- You’ll have plenty of space for storing foods that you’ve canned yourself.
- You can customize your design so that it accommodates the types, shapes and sizes of items that you use most often.
- You can free space on your counter tops and make cleaning easier by storing small appliances.
Maximize Space With Creative Storage Solutions
Adding extra closet shelves isn’t always an option, but here are a few great ways to get the most from your existing pantry storage space.
- Don’t let the small space between your pantry shelves and the door jamb go to waste. Mount everyday containers such as drawer organizers or clear plastic sponge holders onto the wall to store odd or small items such as individually wrapped tea bags or sauce mixes.
- Install pull-out under-shelf racks. They’re great for storing bread, chips and other delicate items, and they free up space on top so that you can stack heavier items on top of each other.
- Hang a wire rack on the pantry door’s interior for spices and other small items. If you’d prefer to use the space for larger items, hang a magazine rack instead.
- Buy tall, slender, clear plastic containers to store flour, rice, cereal and similar staples. You can see the contents, so it’s easier to keep track of how much you have on hand. Eliminating the product packaging and creating neat, uniform rows saves space and looks great.
- If you keep single-serve snack items on hand, make your own Clip Strip to keep them organized and easy to reach. Glue mini Chip Clip holders onto a strip of wood or plastic, and mount it to the wall, or hang it on a wire shelf using a hook.
- If simple tricks aren’t enough, hire a professional storage solutions company that creates custom closets or pantries. Storage experts can maximize existing space or create new and innovative solutions to your problems.
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