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How to Organize a Family Pantry

Keeping things organized is the key to making our daily lives run more smoothly and efficiently, and having an organized family pantry is no exception. Whether you're a busy mom trying to get dinner on the table or a college student looking for a quick snack, having a well-stocked and organized pantry can save you time and make your life easier. An organized pantry not only helps you quickly find what you need, but it also helps reduce waste by allowing you to see what you already have so you don’t buy duplicates.

However, it can be a struggle to keep a family pantry organized. You’ll likely need more food to feed the whole family, which requires more storage. Additionally, with multiple people coming and going from the pantry each day, items can easily become misplaced and disorganized.

Luckily, the experts at Incontro Closets & Cabinetry are here to help! Keep reading to discover our tips and tricks for designing a well-organized family pantry.

Mixed Storage Options

Many pantries only include one or two different types of storage. While shelving is a staple of any storage system, expanding your options could enhance overall neatness. Here are a few different storage options to consider:

Baskets: Not only do our brushed nickel baskets add visual appeal, but they’re also an excellent storage addition. Baskets are perfect for grouping similar items and keeping irregularly shaped items (like fruit) from rolling around.

Spice Racks: These will save you space and keep small spice jars from getting lost behind larger objects.

Lazy Susans: While they have one of the greatest names in all home design, they are also excellent for corners and allow you to utilize your space better.

Bins and Containers: No matter the size or style, bins, and containers can help keep ingredients fresh and reduce bulky packaging.

Our team can design a custom pantry incorporating the above storage options and more! If you’d like to know more about our different options, contact us today.

Group Similar Items Together

In a well-organized pantry, everything has its place. By grouping similar items together, you can more easily keep track of the contents of your pantry. There are a variety of different criteria you can use when grouping things together—type, purpose, meal, frequency of use, and more.

Find the one that works best for you!

Use Labels

Labels go a long way in ensuring your pantry stays organized over time. They also will help your family members remember where to put things back. Broad labels work well for defining certain areas. For example, you can have labels for produce, snacks, dry ingredients, canned ingredients, and spices.

If your pantry is too small or doesn’t meet your storage needs, Incontro Closets & Cabinetry can help! Our custom-designed kitchen storage systems will help you make the most out of your space.

Contact us today to learn more and upgrade to a custom-built pantry space that will fit perfectly into your home, and get organized today!

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