Enjoying one of my favorite pastimes this weekend — organizing! Organizing gives me a sense of calm and order, while also giving me that same kind of positive feeling of accomplishment that comes with any home improvement project.
Since our house isn’t terribly large and doesn’t have a lot of storage on the open first floor, we’ve had to get creative with our pantry spaces. We have two pantry spaces that we’ve found work well.
Kitchen Cabinet Pantry
First, we use one tall, narrow cabinet in the kitchen to store pantry items we use frequently. This space has very small, but deep shelves that needed just the right containers to maximize the space. I chose a series of items from the The Home Edit line from The Container Store because they not only look nice, but they were just the right size:
- The Home Edit All-Purpose Deep Bins store dinner items, crackers, nuts and nut butters and sweets. I love how they’re divided in the center to create two spaces and help keep everything in order.
- The Home Edit Narrow Pantry Bins are perfect to hold grab-and-go snacks.
- The Home Edit Cereal Canisters make all the cereal look uniform and keep them air-tight to last longer.
We used The Home Edit’s pantry labels to help keep everything organized. I love how the script looks too!
Recently, we also created a make-shift pantry using half of our back hall closet that’s right off the kitchen. We installed wire shelving to store less-frequently used and back stock items that we used to store in the basement.
For this space, we got the medium Clear Storage Bins with Handles from The Container Store. These bins are really inexpensive and you can buy a set for steal. I got the clear bins so I could see everything easily.
We also used The Home Edit pantry labels here to make putting groceries away crystal clear and keep everything properly corralled.
These were both such easy projects that made such a big difference to how organized we feel! Excited to tackle a few other small projects soon to share with you all. Have you been doing any easy organizing lately? I’d love to hear!