Do you ever find yourself digging through your pantry, searching for that one specific can of beans, only to realize it’s buried under a pile of other canned goods? This is ESPECIALLY frustrating in the middle of cooking a family dinner.
Or maybe you’re constantly running out of all the snacks because you can’t find them in the pantry (my kids do!)…
Well, it’s time to put an end to all that pantry chaos, and hello to a well-organized and easy-to-use pantry. One of the best ways to achieve this is by using baskets!
Baskets are a convenient and easy way to organize your pantry. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your pantry and your pantry items.
Plus, they’re easy to move around and can be labeled in a cute way, so you can easily find what you’re looking for!
You Need a System
Creating a system for your pantry is essential for keeping it organized and easy to use. And trust me, once you have a system in place, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner..
First things first, it’s time to declutter and sort through your pantry items. I know, it can be overwhelming, but trust me, it’s worth it. Start by pulling everything out of your pantry and getting rid of anything that’s expired or that you know you’re never going to use. Then, sort through the remaining items and group them by category. For example, I like to group my baking items together, my canned goods together, and my snacks together. This makes it so much easier to see what you have and to find what you’re looking for.
Once you have your pantry items sorted, it’s time to start using baskets. Baskets are great for holding pantry items and keeping them organized. I like to group similar items together in the same basket, such as all my canned goods in one basket, all my baking items in another basket, and so on. But baskets are even more useful when they are labeled. Labeling your baskets makes it so easy to find what you’re looking for. You can use a label maker, or even just a piece of masking tape and a marker.
When it comes to organizing your pantry, utilizing all that beautiful vertical space is key. After all, you want to make the most of the space you have, and that means looking up! You’ll see a lot of the organizing shows on Netflix are really utilizing vertical space as well, and it’s so fun to go and get ideas from those shows isn’t it?
One of the best ways to take advantage of vertical space in your pantry is by using hanging baskets and wall-mounted baskets.
Hanging baskets are a great option for items that you use frequently, like snacks or your go-to spices or even your snacky fruit, and they fit nicely into corners. You can hang them on the inside of your pantry door or on a wall-mounted rack.
Wall-mounted baskets are also a great option for items that you use a lot more, but they can also be used for items that you use less often but still want to have easily accessible.
Stackable baskets are another great option. These baskets are designed to fit on top of one another, which means you can stack them to create multiple levels of storage. They don’t have to be pricey, the dollar store has a lot of these kinds of baskets.
This is a great option for items that you don’t use as often, but still want to keep within reach and in sight.
Getting Creative with Baskets
As a mom, I know how important it is to have a well-organized pantry. Not only does it make meal prep and snack time a breeze, but it also saves time and energy in the long run. That’s why I want to share some clever ways to organize your pantry with baskets.
One way to get creative with baskets is by repurposing them for unique pantry organization. For example, you can use a basket as a lazy susan to keep your spices within reach. Or, you can use a basket to hold your tea and coffee bags. The possibilities are endless!
Another way to get creative with baskets is by using different sized and shaped baskets for specific pantry items. For example, you can use a tall basket for bags of chips, or a shallow basket for packets of hot chocolate or chocolate bars. This way, you can make the most of the space you have and keep like items together.
Finally, you can get creative with baskets by using a combination of different types of baskets. For example, you can use wire baskets for items that need air circulation, like onions and potatoes (just keep those separated because the onions can make the potatoes sprout), and woven baskets for items that you want to keep out of sight, like cans of soda. As a busy mom, these small organization hacks can make a big difference in our daily lives. Give it a try and see how it works for you and your family.
And trust me, once you start using baskets to organize your pantry, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them!
But don’t just take my word for it, give it a try and see for yourself. And if you need some extra help, there are plenty of resources out there, like online shops to buy baskets, tips for maintaining a tidy pantry, and other organization ideas.
So don’t be afraid to explore all the options and find what works best for you and your family too.
Happy organizing, moms!