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Ideas for Small Pantry Organization

How can you find solutions for small pantry organization if you do not have much kitchen storage to work with? Hernando Storage and Zia Stor-All have gathered expert tips to help you make the most of the space you do have. Once you have your pantry under control, reach out to us to find self storage units near you to assist in organizing the rest of your home or business.

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Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Get Creative to Find Storage Space

Have you exhausted your kitchen storage possibilities? If your cabinets and closets are already packed to the brim, look for other creative spaces for solutions. An open wall can hold a shelving unit for you to display your belongings. You can also add a storage cabinet or another kind of mechanism to your hallway to keep pantry items close to the kitchen.

Map Out a Pull-Out Pantry Option

Is a pull-out pantry a feasible option for your kitchen? It can keep all the clutter off your counters and out of the way, but it still provides excellent visibility, so none of your pantry items go overlooked and grow expired.

Shoot for Efficiency When Designating Storage Areas

Your goal when organizing your pantry should be to place items where you are most likely to find them again easy. To do so, group like items together, so you can reference a certain zone when looking for a specific item. We recommend using these categories to get started:

  • Beverages
  • Bottles
  • Bread & Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Snacks
  • Spices

Have a System for Food Container Storage

We all know how easily Tupperware can get out of control. Do your best to to stack the bottoms into one another as they fit. Keep the round, square, and rectangle bottoms with their similar shapes. Then stack the lids vertically so you can quickly the one you need.

Stack Up When Possible

Whether you are using a cabinet, drawer, closet, or shelf for pantry space, you usually have some wiggle room to work with. Make sure you are using all the space that you have access to before you change up your space. Items like cans and boxes can be stacked on and around each other—just check that you are not stacking heavy items onto lighter items.

Mission Storage, Hernando Storage, Zia Stor-All

How can we assist your small pantry organization project? Self storage is an easy and affordable way to make space around your home. Reach out to one of our self storage facilities near you to find seasonal and long-term storage options. You can search through the available storage units at each of our locations online, and then rent or reserve it when you are ready.

Our storage professionals are able to assist you in person, over the phone, or by email if you come up with any questions. You can also use our online tools, like the storage calculator, to help you figure out the best storage unit to serve your situation. Get started with the Mission Storage, Hernando Storage, or Zia Stor-All close to you!

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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.