Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pantry Organization

If there are two things I wish I was more of it would be laid back and organized. Those two traits together may be somewhat of an oxymoron, but maybe if I was more organized, I'd be more laid back. Anyway, moving along! I don't know if it's a need for Spring cleaning or just plain nesting, but in between my napping I managed to get a little pantry reorganization project done. Game changer! Our pantry was never out of control, but now it makes me happy when I open the door. My people can find what they need, and it feels so good to have everything in it's own spot.

After spending some time on Pinterest for a little inspiration, I determined I did not want to spend a lot of money on this project. Sure, there are beautiful storage bins and canisters out there but they come with a hefty price tag. Luckily after a little research I found what I needed. These glass canisters from Ikea are perfect and you can't beat the price. I purchased the larger ones for our staples like quinoa, oats, granola and various snacks for the boys like pretzels, goldfish, crackers and granola bars. I went with the medium size for pasta, nuts and dried fruit. Unfortunately you cannot order these online, so if you don't have an Ikea close check out these other similar offerings here and here. We like a lot cereal in our house, so I also picked up four of these plastic containers for our breakfast staple. They are on the lowest shelf, and G loves to get them out and pour his own bowl of cereal. For storage bins, I really saved some pennies. Ended up snagging these white plastic bins from Dollar General. I cannot find them online but check out any dollar store to see what they have to offer.

I am still in need of some large and deep baskets or bins for paper towels, picnic items and other clutter I've collected at the bottom of the pantry. Luckily it's still a work in progress! Anyone have any recommendations? 


  1. You inspire me. I am laid back and unorganized, so can we meet in the middle please? Operation Kitchen is up next! And when I say next I mean eventually. MISS YOU!!!

  2. I love the finished product! I have a few of those glass Ikea canisters and love how simple they look. And you can't beat grabbing cheap bins at dollar stores.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  3. Love this! Every time I open our pantry doors I have dreams of it looking like this! Awesome job!