5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Do you need help keeping your small pantry organized? Learn some of the best practices to maintain an organized pantry with Swartz Creek Mini Storage.  

Small Pantry Organization

Tips for Small Pantry Organization 

Cramped kitchens are the perfect environment for cultivating an unhealthy lifestyle. With too many items crowding your cupboards, it becomes difficult to find room in them all and store anything properly. But don’t worry–we’ve got some tips that will help you maximize every inch of space while fitting everything from kitchen supplies into those cramped spaces like never before. 

Consider Every Open Space as an Option for Storage & Get Creative 

Why not use those empty spaces under or above your sink? They’re perfect for storing extra supplies that don’t necessarily belong in the pantry but still need somewhere safe. Many people never fully utilize all their kitchen cabinets and drawers! If you have enough room below countertops, we suggest putting larger items such as pots & pans there; smaller ones can go into upper cupboards (just make sure it’s out-of-sight).

Install a Pull-Out Pantry 

With a pull-out cabinet, you’ll never again have to search for any cooking supplies or spices when preparing meals. These handy drawers slide open easily and allow space-saving storage of all sorts of items right at hand without taking up valuable countertop surface area. These come in different sizes and they won’t get in anyone’s way while opening doors too. It’s an excellent addition to any kitchen; whether it’s for just one person living alone who enjoys cooking or for a large family. 

Keep a Handle on Food Storage Containers 

Instead of keeping all your food containers in a jumbled mess on the shelf, use one large generic container and consolidate them. Place each lid or partial jar inside its own smaller vessel before stacking together to create more space.

Group Your Pantry Items 

Grouping your kitchen items will help you find what’s in store much more quickly. There are many different ways that we can group them, but here is one example: fruit juice bottles on top of the fridge; cereal boxes at eye level (so they’re easy to see); spices below all others so those who use less frequently don’t get overlooked. Listed below are more categories you can use to organize your pantry space:

  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Bread/Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Snacks
  • Spices
  • Bottles/Beverages

Stack When You Can 

When organizing your pantry, it’s important to keep in mind that there are two different types of storage: stacking and unstacking. When using this method for storing items like spices or coffee beans (to name a few), put the smaller ones on top so you can fit more than expected. Stacking kitchen supplies by the group will keep your pantry space organized and whenever you need to add new items, you will know exactly where to place them. Be sure to remove any unused or expired items during the stacking process. 

Swartz Creek Mini Storage In Swartz Creek, MI 

If you still need more room to store your extra supplies, visit Swartz Creek Mini Storage. Our facility is located on Morrish Road in Swartz Creek, MI. We offer a variety of drive-up units ranging in size. These give tenants easy access when storing their belongings. If you have a large vehicle such as a boat, RV, or car that needs storage, we offer outdoor parking as well. Check out our storage tips to learn the best practices for packing and storing your belongings. Don’t wait any longer, and rent with Swartz Creek Mini Storage today! 


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Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.