How to organise your pantry

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Create an organisational system in your pantry with these handy storage hints. Trust us – its life changing!

Tools and materials


Chalkboard tape

Hanging storage baskets


Large baskets

Large and small containers

Non slip liners



Tags and twine

tools and materials

1. Clear everything out

First thing’s first – take everything out of your kitchen pantry and assess what you’ve got. Once everything’s out on your bench, group like-minded products together neatly. Take this opportunity to throw out anything past its use-by date. 2007 called – it wants its tomato sauce back!

how to organise your pantry

2. Line your shelves

Rolls of non-stick liner are available from your local store – these are a must-have for pantry organisation projects. Purchase enough to cover your space, measure out your shelves and cut to size.

how to organise your pantry

3. Start labelling everything

We purchased lots of plain glass jars to store all our pantry staples, but any sealable containers work just as well. Once you’ve got what you need, grab a roll of Scotch Chalkboard tape and cut lengths to affix to each of your jars, then use chalk to write up what’s going inside. These not only look stylish, they’re also great if you need to change what’s written – just wipe off and re-write again. Simple! Cardboard tags are also great – just write what’s inside the jar on them and attach using string. 

how to organise your pantry

4. Fill your containers

This is the fun part! Grab all those half-open packets and start pouring the contents into your labelled jars and containers. A place for everything and everything in its place! We placed our tins, as well as our chips and biscuits, in baskets; apples, potatoes and onions in wire baskets, and all our herbs and spices in small containers. Sauces and large soda bottles we placed in wooden crates, and all our oats, pastas and baking ingredients we popped in customised containers and stored up top.

how to organise your pantry

5. Use shelf stackers

They are great if you’ve got a deep shelf, as they mean you can effectively double your storage space by placing things beneath them.

how to organise your pantry

6. Add hanging storage baskets

Storage baskets attach cleverly to the back of your pantry door. They’re particularly good for storing your sauces and are height adjustable, so great for storing spices and other food items. 

how to organise your pantry

7. Consider a chalkboard

Adding a chalkboard inside your pantry is a really good idea, as it gives you a spot to write down your shopping list or family ‘To Do’ list.

how to organise your pantry

8. Place everything back inside

You’re ready to start adding everything back into your space!

Handy hint: Group all your items together so you always know where to find everything. That means pasta in one spot, baking stuff in another, cereals together on the shelf – you get the drift.

how to organise your pantry

9. Pantry party

And feel smug, safe in the knowledge that yours is the best-looking kitchen pantry on the block!

how to organise your pantry

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