Hey there! Thanks for coming over to see my Pantry Makeover! I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to show you how we’ve organized spaces in our homes, and how we did it with the help of HomeGoods (sponsored). My good friend Lizbeth at Home and Fabulous did a great job organizing this group, and I’m so excited to be a part of it! I hope you enjoy what you’re going to see!
Don’t get too scared when I show you what it looked like before I underwent this organization process! It was kinda frightening, I have to admit!
See what I’m saying?? Yikes!
It wasn’t always this bad, but life gets busy with three kids! But, little did I realize (until after completing the redo) that this old pantry was making my life more difficult than it needed to be! I need all the simplicity I can get, so this change has been so enlightening and enjoyable! Let’s take a look at it now! Then, I’ll break it all down for you, and show you everything I used.
I have always admired pantries that are all contained in those lovely plastic containers! I knew I’d be looking for those on my trip to HomeGoods. I also love pink, black and white, so I wanted to find something to match my style. Even though this space is behind a closed door, I wanted to be excited about how it looked every time I opened it! This pantry is quite the ‘hub’ in our home, so I wanted it to be accessible and organized for everyone. As I mentioned, we have three growing kids, and they are starting to become more independent and responsible. Can you imagine them being able to find anything in here before?? Well, now there’s now excuse! They can help mama pack their own lunches now! I started by clearing everything out, tossing old items, and grouping things together into categories.
I was happy to find everything I had in mind when I got to HomeGoods! I also found some other pieces to give my pantry a little personality, like these copper baskets! I thought they’d be prefect for keeping the small items organized, and they’d be great for fruit storage too!
Copper Wire Baskets
Perfect for pastas and sauces..
Also great for paper goods! I love to have paper plates, plastic utensils and paper napkins on hand for the last minute play dates, or lazy days–when you don’t feel like doing dishes. Not to mention, I always find super cute and trendy paper goods at HomeGoods, so double bonus!
And this little “Utensils” tin!
All nicely contained in my new copper basket.
The plastic vacuum sealed containers come in so many different sizes! After I had everything out of the pantry and grouped by categories, I jotted down a list of about how many/what size plastic containers I would need. When I got them home, I had so much fun taking my foods out of boxes and bags and putting them into the clear containers! So satisfying! Haha! Take a look…
Large/tall ones for chips and pretzels.
Tall and narrow for cereals, and a wider one for coffee pods. A shorter one for granola. Do you see how fun this is already??
A few more for flour, rice and cornmeal.
I also picked up a set of adorable copper measuring cups to keep handy in the pantry. The containers are lightweight for carrying, but I thought it would be nice to have scoopers ready for those quick trips to the pantry (especially for the kiddos). How cute are these?
It also helps with keeping our portion sizes in check!
I also grabbed a couple of clear totes to keep small items upright, and easy to view.
Everyone has some canned goods to store too, right? Well, I was happy to find this little tiered shelf to give my canned goods proper display! Now I can see everything I have (And it kinda makes me feel like I have a little store in my pantry)! Ha!
( I turned the cans because this post is not about the brands).
Finally, I chose these large fabric totes for the floor level storage. I wanted something big for the bulkier items, but I also wanted something stylish! I was happy to find these blush cuties! They’re perfect for paper goods, water storage and shopping bags. Now everything is so easy to find, and quick to grab!
I used the top shelf to house my serving platters and bowls, then I created a wine/drink section on the second shelf. I organized my wine glasses and made a spot for storing wines and juices. I don’t like having wine bottles out on my counter, so this was a great solution for me.
I like to keep things together in categories (breakfast items, salty snacks, pastas, sweets, dry goods, etc…). So, I placed these categories on the shelves, as such. I put things not used as often, in the back. I also kinda “hid” the sweets behind everything else, so they’re not the first things the kids see. In fact, I put the basket of fruit front and center so they’ll be easy to grab for a quick after school snack.
Here’s what it looks like, all together! I’m so so happy with this new system I’ve created for our family. It has really made my life easier. I think it will be easy to maintain too. Now when we go grocery shopping, we’re kind of excited to put everything neatly away!
I also have a metal shelf unit on the floor level, which is perfect for storing my larger appliances that I don’t have room for in the kitchen. I’ve also placed my paper goods basket right in front, since these items will be used often.
I hope that I have inspired you to tackle your pantry too! I promise it will be fun, uplifting and exciting every time you head into it! Everything you store will be fresh for so much longer too! Let me know what you think of this transformation! Then, head over and check out the amazing things my friends have done in their homes!