Pantry Organization 101
For years I have searching pinterest and saved pin after pin of beautiful home projects. Pantries being one specific project I have been drawn to over and over. I finally laid out my favorite components from each pantry project I had pinned and got to work with my pantry organization. I knew I didn’t want to use all of the exact same containers and have too uniform a look. I wanted it to be cute, fun and functional. I took some inspiration from one of my besties over at Simply Girly Blog and decided I needed a cute mix of containers.
Another component I knew I was going to need was a kid’s shelf. You know the one, frequently referred to as ‘Costco Row’ and filled with all of the kids friendly foods that the little people in your house love. Bonus it’s on their level and usually they are in packages that they can open on their own. I took some inspiration from another bestie on this one, Christina over at The Shirley Journey, has the best kid pantry.
Here is what I decided to use in our pantry organization project:
OXO containers– I love these things! I stalked Homegoods and stocked up on them for about 2 weeks, BUT you can order them pretty easily online in one click. I love these because they are easy to clean, come in the perfect variety of sizes and they have a clean line appearance. Bonus is that they are stackable.
Plastic drawer bins– Another great Homegoods find that you can find online here. These are great for keeping grocery items grouped together. I keep jars of spaghetti sauce in the same one as boxes of noodles. These are also great for ‘costco row’ where all the prepackaged kids snacks go. I have a few that also live in my fridge to keep some produce in as well as Capri Suns.
Wire Metal Baskets– All of the baskets I used in my pantry organziation are metal. I found most of them over time in the Target Dollar Spot, and they have severed multiple purposes over the years. You are always snag something similar online for sure.
Flower Sack Towel Liners– In our last house I put down shelf liners and when I went to clean them the first time they had destroyed my paint. So instead of traditional liners I purchased a bulk of white flower sack towels and I fold them to fit the space perfectly. This allows me to take them out, shake off any crumbs and even wash them if something has spilled on them. So much better than adhesives and they won’t hurt your shelf paint while protecting it.
In an attempt also be more attentive to our grocery bill, we’ve been being more conscious about what we are buying and making sure that we are using what we have in the house and not stocking up on more of what is already here. Also we’ve switched over to snagging a lot of great Costco purchases. We have some favorite Costco kid snacks for sure! If you’re wanting to spread those pennies a little further, here are some of my best tips for shopping at Costco.