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Keep Your Pantry Tidy With These Smart Organization Ideas

ELLE DECOR Logo By Erin Cavoto of ELLE DECOR | Slide 1 of 27: Organizing a pantry is no easy task. I mean, who hasn't fallen down a #pantrygoals rabbit hole on Instagram and left it feeling disappointed with your own, wishing you could swap kitchens? The good news: no swapping is needed to beautify your pantry! We're sharing our best pantry organization tips to prove that your own kitchen can become one of these utterly satisfying spaces too.First, start with a clean room: Take inventory of your existing stock of pantry staples, including spices, sauces, cereal boxes, rice and grains, canned goods, and stored baking supplies—by sorting through what's good and what's expired. Next, corral all items by category—it's helpful to organize them in transparent, stackable food storage containers. (P.S. A label maker is handy for this step!) But even if you don't have a dedicated pantry in your home, these tricks will still improve how you organize your spices, baking goods, appliances, and more. For example, you could try putting a spice drawer together or invest in a coffee and tea organizer. You could also hop on the open shelving kitchen trend and turn floating shelves into a DIY pantry that displays spice jars and glass canisters. They might even inspire some larger kitchen storage ideas to make the entire room more styled and tidy.

Organizing a pantry is no easy task. I mean, who hasn't fallen down a #pantrygoals rabbit hole on Instagram and left it feeling disappointed with your own, wishing you could swap kitchens? The good news: no swapping is needed to beautify your pantry! We're sharing our best pantry organization tips to prove that your own kitchen can become one of these utterly satisfying spaces too.

First, start with a clean room: Take inventory of your existing stock of pantry staples, including spices, sauces, cereal boxes, rice and grains, canned goods, and stored baking supplies—by sorting through what's good and what's expired. Next, corral all items by category—it's helpful to organize them in transparent, stackable food storage containers. (P.S. A label maker is handy for this step!) But even if you don't have a dedicated pantry in your home, these tricks will still improve how you organize your spices, baking goods, appliances, and more. For example, you could try putting a spice drawer together or invest in a coffee and tea organizer. You could also hop on the open shelving kitchen trend and turn floating shelves into a DIY pantry that displays spice jars and glass canisters. They might even inspire some larger kitchen storage ideas to make the entire room more styled and tidy.

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