My Pantry Organized (Before & After)

Last weekend I spent time organizing our kitchen pantry. It was way overdue and needed some serious help! See?!
I started out by collecting rectangular baskets from Goodwill along with glass containers and air tight jars. I didn’t pay more than $1-2 per piece. This is my most important money saving tip! Canisters and containers can be very pricey. I found some pretty contact paper from TJ Maxx and a roll of chalkboard adhesive vinyl ($5 w/coupon) from Hobby Lobby. I cut my own labels.
These supplies along with canisters I already had helped me achieve some great results! 
I also invested in some lazy susans from Bed Bath & Beyond. Using coupons I think I paid around $20 for both. (I stalked my GW for some with no luck, I’m sure the’ll be there next time now that I bought new ones though!) Ha.

All my kid snacks are together in baskets.
The bottom shelves have all the paper plates, silverware, & cups together and a basket neatly holds all my reusable bags. It’s amazing how much space you can save by taking food out of the boxes…
I used some left over contact paper and chalkboard vinyl to line the inside of the door and create a cute message center. If you look close you can see where we’ve measured the kids in pencil 🙂 I couldn’t erase that!
I think that paper might be a little busy but oh well if I get sick of it it’s easy to change. 🙂 Plus we are renting so painting isn’t an option. I see all these great painted pantries and love that look.
Thanks for visiting my pantry! So what do you think? Can we keep it this way? My husband is impressed but still asks when we are doing our closet…ugh..Just doesn’t sound as fun!
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28 thoughts on “My Pantry Organized (Before & After)

  1. You've inspired me. I really have to get mine organized. I love the paper too. I've been thinking about painting the back walls of mine in grey. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Your organizing skills and ability to create something out of nothing is amazing. I just found you off of Frugal Girls and super impressed. LOVE the craft closet. Let us know when you get to your closet. I had a toddler bed with a mattress stored in mine since January and just now got around to selling it!

  3. What a great job! I love the idea of chalboard adhesive and making your own labels. I too have been wanting to reorganize my pantry but the canisters are always so expensive that I just keep putting it off. I need to check out our closest GW and see what I can find! Thanks for sharing. I found your blog through Tatortots & Jello and excited to read more of your posts!

  4. Beautiful! My dad built us wood pantry shelves and I've been dreading painting them. This is an awesome option, plus it's an open pantry because of its weird size and we can't find doors to fit so this is a great option to pretty up this space so I can take down the curtain rod and white sheet that is currently up in front of it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  5. Looks so great. I love it that you don't let renting keep you from doing something beautiful 🙂 Pinning this!!

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  7. I have come back to this post about 100 times 🙂 Love the charm you gave your pantry! I’m headed to Austin to do the same for my daughter’s college apartment. Thanks for the inspiration!
    xoxo, Andrea
    p.s. your Christmas décor this year was amazing too 🙂

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