5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization 

Are you searching for ideas to create a small pantry organization system in your house? If you’re tight on space, like in your kitchen, you’ll need to get creative, and we’ve got some tips to help you with the process. Check out these pantry makeover ideas from Hogan Self Storage. You’ll learn how to use what you have more efficiently!

Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Whether you want to completely remodel your pantry or make better use of the small pantry space you already have, there are plenty of ways you can organize this essential part of your kitchen. 

Consider Every Open Space as a Storage Alternative

If your home doesn’t have a lot of storage space in the kitchen, you can get creative with the areas you do have. For example, install shelves above the sink or add a kitchen island. You can also look outside of the traditional kitchen for inspiration; maybe there’s an unused space between your living room and kitchen that could be repurposed into a larger cabinet or storage system. By getting creative with your existing spaces, you’ll be able to easily access all of your valuables while still keeping them organized.

Install a Pull-Out Pantry

In a compact design, a pull-out pantry is an ideal kitchen storage alternative. When you pull the door open, you may inspect each item and store everything away at the end of preparing your dinner for a clutter-free kitchen.

Keep a Handle on Food Storage Containers 

If you have a lot of Tupperware and Pyrex containers, you’ll need to find an organizing solution for your food storage containers. The bottoms should be stacked on top of one another while the lids are kept vertically. Make sure not to store your containers so high in cabinets that they could cause an overhead avalanche. To keep yourself safe, keep them at eye level.

Group Your Pantry Items 

The first rule of organization is generally grouping like items together. Once you have figured out the layout of your pantry, consider these categories for easy-to-find storage: 

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

Stack Whenever Possible

More often than not, you’ll only have a few shelves to organize in your first pantry. Contemplate which foods, like cans and boxes, can be harmlessly placed on top of each other for the time being. This will create more space quickly.

Hogan Self Storage in Pennington NJ

Need to clear some room in your house before tackling small pantry organization? Hogan Self Storage in Pennington, NJ is here to help, with a variety of storage solutions for new residents and movers alike. Choose from amenities that include climate-controlled storage units, indoor storage units, drive-up storage units and more! Looking for additional storage solutions in the Pennington area? Hogan Self Storage will soon be opening an additional storage facility north of Trenton. Call or email our storage facility today, or stop by in person and chat with the team of storage experts at Hogan Self Storage in Pennington, NJ!

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Katie Mest

Katie Mest

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.