5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Trying to find a small pantry organization system that works for your kitchen space? If you are living in an apartment or condo—or your house just does not have the pantry space you need—you may need to start thinking outside the box for solutions. To find more space for the areas of your home or business that need it, look through our available storage units at Mini-Maxi Storage. Rent nearby self storage to help you clear clutter and take control of your everyday storage spaces!

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 5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization & Management

Look Beyond the Normal Cabinets & Closets for Pantry Space

So you have already exhausted your built-in pantry space—now what? Look to the open spaces in your house, and put your thinking cap on. Could you add a small storage apparatus in a hallway close to your kitchen? Does your kitchen walls have any free space to add open shelving or additional cabinetry? Find a storage solution that works for you and your home.

Consider a Pull-Out Pantry If Space Allows

Pull-out pantries are excellent options for keeping your pantry items under control. You can see all your items when you need access, and you can easy tuck it all away after your food preparation. These can also help you stay on top of the expiration dates of your foods, since none can hide away in the back out of sight.

Store Similar Items Together

A key rule to follow when trying to organize any space is to group similar items together so you can easily find a specific object later. Better Homes & Gardens recommends these pantry categories and more to get you started:

  • Beverages
  • Bottles
  • Bread & Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Snacks
  • Spices

Have a Plan for Food Containers

It should come as no surprise that just throwing your food containers onto a pile in a cabinet is not the most efficient storage method. To save space and your time in the future, try to organize your containers by size. Stack similarly shaped bottoms into one another as they fit, and store your container tops vertically in a way that gives you a quick reference to their shapes and sizes. Your goal is to be able to match tops and bottoms fast without making a mess in the process.

When You Run Out of Room, Stack Up

A small solution to creating more space is to stack sturdy objects. Cans, as well as boxes, can be stacked onto others to make the most of a small pantry space. Always check that items can securely hold some weight before you stack and leave items long-term.

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About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.