Tackling the Pantry
Organizing the pantry is a great way to do this. I use the term "pantry" loosely, as many of us are not lucky enough to have a walk-in. For the purposes of this project, tackle the area where you store your food. For me it's one tall, deep cabinet. For you it might be those open shelves that have been getting cluttered. These are some of my favorite organized kitchen storage spaces on houzz. I hope they will inspire you!
Don't we all wish we had a wonderful space like this? A state of the art refrigerator with glass doors, utility sink, room for all of our cookbooks...one thing we can all take from this is those great baskets on the top shelf. They hide a mulititude of sins.
You can even find a muse, like this homeowner found Andy Warhol.
This is a very well-organized, beautiful but tight kitchen space. Simple mason jars full of pasta, beans, and tomato sauce make up a perfect but casual arrangement.
Still not convinced on the jars? Check out how good these look.
Again glass canisters keep open shelves looking neat.
Another great use of a basket.
Great baskets? Check. This pantry space leaves enough space for a small workstation for working out recipes and planning meals. This is great motivation for keeping it neat and spare.
A slide-out deep cabinet is an ingenious way to maximize space for your canned goods, snacks and spices.
More hardworking doors open up to great hidden space.
If you don't have the right shelving inside your food cabinets, make a trip to The Container Store. Bring measurements and they will help you find the perfect solution.
If you're lucky enough to have a laundry room, the same principles can apply. These old-fashioned candy shop containers looks great. In your pantry they are perfect for sugar packets, snack packs, candy, crackers, whatever will fit through the large opening at the top.