• Pantry Cabinet Storage – No More Kitchen Storage Problems

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by Christine in Kitchen.
    
    

    If you have a pantry cabinet, you really want to make the most of every square inch because without space saving pantry organizers, you will never have enough space or find what you are looking for. Here we look at 7 ways to create pantry storage spaces that are functional, great to look at and will make life easier.

    thin pantry shelves

    Source: Pinterest

    These shelves are wide enough to store single items. You can see everything easily and clearly. The top shelves are great to store and stack extra supplies or things like vases that are not used as often.

    Whether you have an external kitchen pantry cabinet or a pantry hidden behind doors, here are some really cool pantry storage ideas to help you store more, keep food storage containers tidy, avoid expiry dates and buying more of something you already have!

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    Use this link to go through the sale items, you never know what you’ll find.

    can storage

    Source: Amazon Organize It All Can Rack

    Kitchens need 3 things to look great. Start by maximizing your kitchen space using pantry door racks, drawers, shelves and other space saving pantry ideas, to see and access things in your kitchen pantry.

    pantry shelving

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    Small spaces need clever shelving for cans. First, claim some extra storage for your pantry organization.

    1. Create Pantry Storage

    Most homes don’t have enough kitchen storage cabinets. To create your own food pantry, cleverly covert a nearby hall or broom closet by simply adding pantry shelving and two frosted pantry doors to let in natural light. You have created a shell for your kitchen storage solution.

    pantry BHG

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    Deep shelves sound great, but they can be a trap to stack too many items on each shelf. You will never find what you want; especially things at the back.

    Instead use 9″ – 12″ – or 18″ deep and adjustable shelving.

    kitchen pantry shelves

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    Add a barn door like the one below if your door gets in the way. It looks great; even if you don’t have a country kitchen.

    pantry door

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    2. Small Kitchen Pantry Ideas

    Your new pantry storage cabinet can be as small as the closet below if you use rollers to create a pull out pantry.. not as fancy but – hey, it works.

    Built in pantry shelves, using stackable pantry storage containers, door racks and racks on rollers are some inexpensive kitchen storage solutions.

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    Even problem corners can be solved with these lazy Susan rotating disc shelves.

    pantry corner solutions

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    Too late for built ins? Use single or double lazy Susan storage discs like these below.

    double lazy Susan - click link below for more

    Source: Amazon Non-Skid 2-Tier 12 -inch Cabinet Turntable

    3. Hidden Pantry Cabinets Lies a Butler’s Pantry

    Displaying and protecting your china is much easier when it sits safely behind glass door cabinets. Open the middle doors and you have the perfect place for books, additional crockery, trays and even a small kitchen office.

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    4. Simplicity Means Uniform Kitchen Storage Containers

    Often the easiest way to save on space is to use the same storage containers, so they fit neatly together.

    Oxo 10 Piece Container set - click link below for more

    Source: Amazon OXO 10-Piece Pop Containers Set

    It gives your pantry a look of uniformity. Where ever possible go for see through storage containers. For larger or grouped items, wicker baskets can look good. If you have a working table, use your wall space and not your table space to store things.

    use wicker baskets for large items

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    Remember these container ideas -

    1. Use clear bases – you can see what is inside each container without labeling them.
    2. Get rid of loose sealed containers. Tight secure seals keeps food fresher longer.
    3. Glass containers are always preferable to plastic, they look great, are more durable and better for your health.
    4. Containers that fit together look better.
    5. A universal lid means saving time by not having to chase lids at the bottom of a drawer.
    6. Dishwasher, fridge to over and microwave safe containers saves doubling up and your precious cash.

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    If you decide to make your own from left over sauce or jam jars, try to use the same size glass jars and follow these easy steps;

    Materials to Make Frosted Glass Kitchen Storage Containers

    1. Painter’s tape
    2. Etching cream
    3. Vinyl stick-on letters
    4. Paint brush
    5. Glass storage jars
    6. Decorative tape

    Method

    1. Make sure your jars are clean and dry.
    2. Mark off the area on the glass you want to etch with painter’s tape. The more are you etch, the less you can see inside. 
    3. Attach medium to large sized vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape, pressing hard to make sure they are secure, and avoiding air gaps or bubbles.
    4. Make sure children and pets are away from the etching cream at all times. Wearing protective gloves and protecting your work surfaces, paint an even layer of etching cream on the glass area you have marked off.
    5. Follow the manufacturers instructions and allow to stand.
    6. When time is up, rinse the jars in a stainless steel sink with warm water, then remove letters and tape.

    This is an inexpensive way of recycling your old jars, made of glass (love that!) and look fabulous.

    5. Pull Out Pantry

    There are lots of different ways to use pull out pantry solutions; like these large sliding drawers inside a pantry, a standing drawer on rollers or pull out drawers within a cabinet.

    pull out pantry shelves

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    pull out drawers

    And if that doesn’t work – then use the inside of your door to stack more food items. There is a solution for every situation.

    door rack

    Source: Pinterest

    6. Using Your Wall Space For Kitchen Organizing

    When you have a small kitchen, you learn to use every available space including the walls. Just use a little chalkboard paint and a wall or door and you have a great organizing tool.

    chalkboard wall

    Source: Pinterest

    Learn how to make a chalkboard and plan your kitchen and household for the month ahead. This is a really simple but effective way to organize your kitchen.

    7.  Cupcakes and Cashmere wrote an article Kitchen Confidential which gives even more pantry storage solutions .

    {Before}

    I spend a lot of time in my kitchen, so you’d think that my cabinets would be meticulously organized.

    Not so much.

    I heave things back onto shelves while cooking, which means that I can never find what I need, I accidentally buy doubles of items, and am constantly left with a giant mess.

    Last year I hired heather|brookes interior organization to get my closet and office in order and I finally decided to do the same thing with my kitchen (after I bought my third box of baking soda).

    I now have beautifully organized cabinets that display all of the contents in a way that’s both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

    Since I find it fun to peek into other peoples’ kitchens, here’s a glimpse of mine along with a few simple tips.

     

     

    {After}

    lazy susan

     



    Instead of lining up your sauces and spices in a row (making them impossible to see), put them on a Lazy Susan (I use this one for spices and this one for sauces).

     

    Use containers (I have these) to corral items you reach for the most (for me, that includes a lot of baking supplies) and use a label maker to easily identify them.

    You can read the full article here.

    8 The ‘No Pantry’ Pantry

    If creating a pantry is out of the question and you have the room, then why not indulge in a piece of furniture or open shelving to organize your kitchen?They are not always as expensive as you might think.. especially if you DIY an old piece.

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    Source: Amazon kitchen Pantry, Distressed White Finish (also in black)

    open shelving

    Source: Pinterest

    open kitchen storage

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