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Inside My NEW Pantry

Yes, I'm still obsessively organized.

I just renovated my pantry and wanted to share it with you guys! I hate clutter, and small spaces like this tend to get disorganized quickly. Scroll down for pictures and my organization tips.

I swapped the stainless steel racks from my old pantry for built-in wood shelves and drawers. The stainless racks weren't maximizing the space, so I had the new shelves built up to the ceiling and now we're able to fit so much more. I also left most of the design open so you can see things on the shelves, but I also wanted some deep drawers to store things we don't use every day.

I like to store food in glass or stainless steel and I try to avoid having plastic in the house. When we get new cereal, rice, grains, sugar or flour, I recycle the original packaging and transfer everything into glass jars. This way, everything looks really organized and uncluttered. I also put stickers on the bottom with the expiration date, so we know everything is still fresh.

It's an understatement to say I keep LOTS of water in the house ha. I take everything out of the bulk packaging and recycle those materials before they go into the pantry. This way all the bottles look tidy on the shelves, as opposed to stacks of boxes or bundles wrapped in plastic.

I like to keep items that come in bags and loose packaging in structured woven baskets. Each basket is organized into sections like baking supplies, snacks for kids, spices, tea, etc. I hang little tags on each bin so they look nice but it's still easy to find what we're looking for. This method can be used for open shelves in your closet or office too. Pretty and uniform bins are a great way to store items and make a space feel clean and organized.

Photos by Burke Doeren and Tayler Dubé