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5 Easy Pantry Storage Tips

5 Easy Pantry Storage Tips

Are you dreaming of a super-organized pantry like the kinds you may have seen in magazines or on TV? Imagine walking over to your kitchen pantry and instantly finding what you’re looking for. With some simple organization, your dream pantry could be within reach. And with the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your pantry in order. (Baking goodies for the neighbors will be easier when all your cookie-making ingredients are well organized.) Trendmaker Homes recommends these five easy pantry storage tips.  

1. See clearly with clear containers.

When it comes to storing items in your pantry, clear containers or glass canisters are the way to go. They’re great for storing things like pasta, nuts and cereal. Not only will you be able to quickly see what’s inside, but when all your containers look alike, it can give your pantry a clean, crisp look. Plus, using glass or recycled plastic containers is more eco-friendly than, say, zip-top bags.

2. Baskets can work wonders.

Your pantry doesn’t have to be all glass or plastic. Woven baskets also make great storage containers, especially for boxed items or items that might otherwise roll off the shelf. Another idea is to use inexpensive wire baskets to store canned items horizontally. This can maximize that precious shelf space, and it can also make it easier to see which soups or sauces need to be restocked.  

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3. Keep your family’s favorites well-stocked.

Think about what you cook the most. Does your family have a favorite recipe, or are there tried-and-true recipes you turn to each week for weeknight dinners? Dinnertime prep becomes much easier when you have all the ingredients on hand and placed near the front of your pantry. You may even think about keeping the ingredients stored in the same area.

 

What about baking? Keeping basic ingredients such as flour, baking soda and different kinds of sugars stocked in the pantry will help when someone at home gets a craving for chocolate chip cookies. Baking “accessories” such as pastry bags, cupcake liners and jars of sprinkles should all be stored together in one easy-to-pull-out container.

4. Create D.I.Y. shelving.

Running out of space in the pantry? Installing some D.I.Y. shelving may be easier than you think. If you have a narrow space between the pantry door and shelving, that may be a good place to hang additional containers such as desk organizers or small baskets. They can be screwed into the wall, or you can use Velcro strips. These additional shelves are a great place to store smaller, lighter items such as plastic spice or seasoning containers.

What about baking? Keeping basic ingredients such as flour, baking soda and different kinds of sugars stocked in the pantry will help when someone at home gets a craving for chocolate chip cookies. Baking “accessories” such as pastry bags, cupcake liners and jars of sprinkles should all be stored together in one easy-to-pull-out container.

5. Find your dream kitchen with Trendmaker.

At Trendmaker Homes, we know the kitchen is the heart of the home. That’s why we thoughtfully design every one of our kitchens with functionality and comfort in mind. Generous countertops and large kitchen islands offer plenty of space for everything from school projects to meal prep. And our modern pantries offer a clean slate for keeping all your snacks and dry ingredients exactly where they need to be. Plus, elevated kitchen options such as a butler’s pantry and even a second kitchen can take everyday living to the next level.

Ready to get organized in a new Trendmaker home in Austin or Houston?

One of our New Home Specialists would be happy to help.

Jenn Hickman
New Home Specialist – Austin
NewHomesAus@TrendmakerHomes.com

Aricka Giles & Kim Bennett
New Home Specialists – Houston
NewHomesHou@TrendmakerHomes.com

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