Perhaps you don’t have the pantry of your dreams (read: a walk-in pantry with plenty of surface space and shelves)? Perhaps you have a small reach-in pantry or a cabinet solely dedicated to keeping ingredients? Hey, one of those choices is preferable to nothing!
Here are some ideas for making the most of your small pantry organisation:
1. Rearrange your shelves:
For your small pantry organisation this is essential for any storage area, but especially for small pantries organisation since you don’t want to squander any valuable space. Determine what you want to keep and move the shelves up or down to make room. Just keep in mind that you’ll need enough space to reach in and retrieve the objects.
2. Take use of bins:
We hate to tell you that you need to buy special items merely to get a small pantry organised, but the more containers you have in your pantry, the better. (Note: Empty boxes may also be recycled to save money!) Use the bins to organize and identify similar items (snacks, granola bars, baking supplies, etc.) so you can always locate what you need. Take a look at this pantry from The Home Edit for some ideas.
3. Add a light source:
Because there is less area for light to come rushing in, small pantries might be darker than bigger ones. You can always hang a battery-powered alternative if you can’t rewire the room to add an above light. If you really want to see what’s going on, put one on the bottom of each shelf. This an essential for small pantry organisations.
4. Make a U-shape using your thoughts:
Instead of stuffing the cupboard from the rear to the front, as we do, Megan of The Homes I Have Made recommends leaving some space in the middle. This allows you to view everything in the room, including the stuff in the rear.
5. Divide your work into levels:
For your small pantry organisation put the tallest items in the rear and the lowest items in the front, and if necessary, add shelf risers. You’ll be able to view everything at a glance this way.
6. Make use of the door’s backside:
Spices, pot lids, and other small items can be stored at the rear of your pantry door. This will help you to store more things in a small pantry.
7. Don’t squander any available wall space:
Wire drawer organisers were mounted on the side of Ashley’s pantry by Domestic Imperfection. She may now keep spices in an area that would otherwise be unused. You should follow suit!
8. Pull-out shelves and drawers are a great way to save space:
The best (but most expensive) approach is to replace your fixed shelves with pull-out shelves and drawers to make accessing stuff in the rear simpler. (Keep these in mind, and they’re a terrific solution — but we still use the front-of-the-cabinet stuff the most.) They’re available from a variety of manufacturers at large hardware stores.
These are the best ways you should follow to organise your small pantries.