Three words: Measure, measure measure. No pantry shelf is the same—even some of your pantry shelves could be varying lengths and depths. Before going out and purchasing containers that don’t fit the space, measure your pantry. You’ll next want to count the types of snacks, cereals and other items you typically keep on stock (you know, the ones that take up too much space). Would you want to decant all of your cereals into space-saving containers? Would some things like snacks and cereals be better accessible in larger jars on kitchen counters? Baskets and bins without lids also work fabulous to group like items like small snack bags and juice boxes. Perhaps a lazy susan is in order for the corners of your pantry? My last tip before buying anything, search Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. And to recap:
- Measure your shelves (length and depth as well as height in between shelves)
- How many canisters will you need for decanting? Count the items you normally have on stock and list things out.
- Go onto Pinterest for ideas on additional and unique storage solutions
- Repurpose bins in your home or put together a shopping list
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