If you’re like me, and the millions of others who have closet / wardrobe wire shelving in their pantry (there is a better type of pantry shelving), you probably get frustrated by cans, bottles and jars that are constantly falling over causing major clutter.
A solution that I’ve used to combat this fight has been to utilize lazy susan turntables and dishpans to store the items in my pantry. The photo on the left is an example of the types of cans and jars I store on the lazy susan. Not only does it keep everything from falling over, the ability to spin provides easy access all items. Plus, you can keep like items together for additional organizational benefits (I have yet to implement this worthwhile tip).
The dishpan comes in very handy for things like pasta, noodles, rices, marshmallows, bags and plastic wraps. We keep small bags of chips, puddings and other snacks that the kids pack in their lunch boxes in a separate dishpan so they are always easy to find. In addition to dishpans and lazy susans, small clear storage bins work equally well.
BONUS TIP: To ensure you know where to find stuff, and more importantly, where to put it when unloading groceries, use a label maker or marker to label the bins. This will help keep the pasta in the pasta bin and the chips in the chip bin.
If you have any pantry organization suggestion, I’d love to hear them. Use the comments button below to share your ideas.