No matter how diligent you are about cleaning our your fridge, your pantry always seems to be forgotten about. Since non-perishables are kept there, it becomes a breeding ground for cans, snacks, pastas, and cereals in addition to storage for kitchen items that don't fit elsewhere. As always, my goal is to simplify, organize, maximize. Below, I've listed the 10 Best Pantry Storage Solutions - that all do double duty and serve more than on purpose.
CLEAR, STACKABLE, AIRTIGHT CONTAINERS
I love these clever storage containers because they work perfectly in the pantry or the fridge. The clear container’s lid has a window so you can get a view of what’s inside from overhead and the airtight seal keeps dry goods fresh longer. Since these pretties are perfectly square - the is no wasted space in your pantry like traditional jars or round containers. The best part? They're great for leftovers - the textured bottom allows for more airflow and reduces condensation.
WIRE STACKABLE BASKETS
In a busy household, with kids heading back to school soon - having fresh produce on hand, ready to grab and go is more important than ever. These wire stackable baskets allow for great air ventilation, but keep things visible and easy to reach. My favorite part? They stack on top of each other nicely - instantly doubling your shelf space.
A PANTRY RACK
Few items in your kitchen or pantry will make as big of a difference as this guy. This wire pantry rack keeps baking sheets, cookie pans, pie pans, and pot lids neat and tidy upright instead of sliding all over in places they have no business being. Even better? It's less than $13.
HANGING SHELF BASKETS
Let's be honest - not all of us in New York City have full size walk in pantries. We're usually working with a cabinet or two, so maximizing what we can fit on the shelves is key. These hanging wire baskets slip right over your existing shelves, doubling your surface area. When organizing for clients, I keep things like ziplock bags, plastic Tupperware or children's sippy cups in these baskets since they're nice and light and quick to grab.
WATER BOTTLE STORAGE
I can't be the only one... water bottles TAKE OVER THE PANTRY. Every shelf has them, usually with the lids missing and with school getting ready to start again, they're only going to multiply. This water bottle organizer I found on Amazon is an organizer's (and mom's) dream. Keep them stacked nice and tidy and not rolling around in these stacking plastic holders.
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