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How to Organize a Kitchen Pantry

How to Organize a Kitchen Pantry

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Spring is a perfect time to focus on how to organize a kitchen pantry with labeled bins. I don’t know about you but by the end of winter, my pantry has a sneaky way of getting disorganized no matter how hard I try to keep it that way. That is until I finally made the leap to use bins that are well labeled. Your challenge is to turn an eagle eye on your pantry and ask yourself “How can I maximize the space so that it will work better for all of us?” Whether you are working with a simple food cupboard or a huge amount of space, check out my tips to organize it all!

Empty the kitchen pantry and group similar items together.

Remove all the items in your pantry and group items together that are similar. Baking supplies, breakfast supplies, snacks and treats ~ you see where I”m going with this. When you do this you will see the quantity of items that you have in your pantry.

Choose items for containers that would be easily condensed.

After you see how much you have in related categories, ask yourself what can you condense into a smaller space. Cereal is a great example ~ those boxes take up a ton of space and with two teenagers in my house we go through a ton of cereal. Using a bin that can store up to two boxes of cereal at a time makes a huge difference in how I can use the space on my shelves and that’s what we are here to do.

Chose items for containers that your family uses most often.

These are the items that you would benefit from having that visual reminder when your stock is getting low. They are also the best items to make easily accessible since everyone is looking for them all the time.

Use labels that are descriptive and colorful.

I love that Mabels Labels gives me a variety of styles to pick from. From colorful to sleek and urban looking designs, there’s all kinds of designs to fit your personal style. While they might be stylish, the ultimate goal is that they are efficiently organized.  By choosing clear containers that are visible and using labels that are pleasing to the eye, you’ll be able to open up that door and see everything in its place and a place for everything. Why? Because containers lend themselves to going back on the shelf naturally. And labels make it easy to see what you need to know.

These are my tips to help you see how to organize a kitchen pantry with labels. I’d love to know…

How do you use labels in your pantry or kitchen space?

Make sure to visit MabelsLabels.com for some of my favorite labels for any area of your home. Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!

Molly

 

Disclosure:  The video used in this post was created for Mabel’s Labels while contracted as their 2013 Household Labels Expert.  Permission was granted by the brand to use the video in this independent post not connected to the project.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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