The new year always sees me resolving to organise my house.  Maybe you do the same, so today I’m going to look at pantry organisation.  Whether you have a walk-in butler’s pantry or a small cupboard in the kitchen for storing food, you can create an organised pantry.

Pantry Organisation

A dream walk in pantry created by UK builders Hayburn & Co.

Pantry organisationThis pantry and kitchen cupboards were arranged by US organisers Neat Method.

Pantry Organisation

This all white pantry was created by a Japanese blogger.

Pantry Organisation

A small pantry cupboard from Better Homes & Gardens 

Pantry organisation labelsA must for an organised pantry is uniform jars or containers with pretty labels.  Download free printable spice labels from Snippets of Design, or chalkboard labels from World Label.

How to Organise Your Pantry

1. Clean – Remove everything from your pantry.  As you go, throw out food that is past it’s use by date, or you are unlikely to ever use again.  Clean packages and containers.

2. Sort – Sort your pantry items into groups – jars, cans, cereals, baking supplies, dried fruit & nuts, snacks, pasta, rice etc…

3. Containerise – To create a beautiful pantry, uniform jars or containers work well.  It doesn’t matter if you use glass jars or plastic containers, just try to use the same style of container in various sizes.  Use baskets or boxes to hold smaller items.  Decanter flour, rice, and spices into jars or containers.

4. Label – Label all your containers with a pretty label.  Download the free printables above, buy chalkboard labels from Etsy or make your own.

5. Allocate Space – Once you have all the food sorted and stored, allocate a space for it.  A shelf, drawer, or basket where it can live.  Use drawer or shelf dividers to create zones.

Pantry Organisation tips

Image credits for Infographic – Rice container with cooking instructions Cookincanuk, Glass Jars Pinterest, download free printable pantry labels from The Painted Hive, and kitchen shelving from Howards Storage World.

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