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Pantry Organizing Ideas

It’s that time of year! Organizing the home, clearing the clutter…it’s at the top of our to-do list! I love the feeling of a fresh start. When each room has a place for everything, our home is calm and less stressful. Functional and pretty storage is always my goal! So, I have pantry organizing ideas just for you!

One of my least favorite rooms WAS my pantry. It had only three wire shelves. There was unused space and awkward corners. So, we used a few days over the Holidays to rebuild our pantry and customize it to fit our needs.

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We started by adding shiplap to the entire pantry and replacing wire shelving with custom wood shelves. We also added a fourth shelf to maximize our space. By reconfiguring the small alcoves on the right, the entire area can be used for storage. We painted everything in Bistro White by Valspar to match our kitchen cabinets. Now, it’s so bright and aesthetically pleasing! The added storage is a total game changer! I now have storage space for food and dry goods…plus space to store glass cloches and other taller items on the top shelf.

The fun part was choosing Storage Containers from Better Homes & Gardens Line at Walmart

I find food labels and packages to be too colorful and busy…so, I like to create a space that’s “easy on the eyes” and neutral. I chose whites, woods, and metals to give the pantry a cohesive look. There were so many affordable storage solutions to choose from at Walmart!

My favorite baskets to store chips and snacks are the water hyacinth woven baskets with handles. They are lightweight with plenty of room for stacking many packages inside. Another favorite is the Better Homes & Garden Galvanized Round Tubs because they are sturdy and easy to wipe clean!

Better Homes & Gardens 10.5-Gallon Oval Step Trash Can, White

We also customized the left side of the pantry to have a taller area to store a nice trash can. We don’t have another area for a trash can, so this works perfectly for our space. I found this amazing Better Homes & Garden Oval Waste Can (available in white & stainless steel) that has a step feature to raise the lid with NO hands! Yay! I also appreciate the large 10.5 gallon size, so there’s no “taking out the trash” daily 🙂

 I found the bamboo storage pieces so useful! The Better Homes & Garden Expandable Spice Rack isn’t just for spices! I used it to house all of our canned goods. It makes finding what I need quick and easy! The same for the Better Homes & Garden 2-Level Lazy Susan which makes the corner of the shelf much more accessible. It’s very handy for those every day items.

It’s always a good idea to use the height of your shelves to stack baskets. This saves space too! The Better Homes & Garden Wire Large Stacking Basket has handles, and when you flip them over to the center, can be stacked on top of another! How genius is that?? So, I used these for storing potatoes and some individually wrapped snacks. Once again, functional and pretty!

I also found this wooden utensil holder for storing our plastics…it’s acacia wood and makes self-serve buffet style meals so convenient! The Better Homes & Gardens Acacia Bowl and other items are sold online.

Another genius storage idea is to remove your food from packages and store in containers that keep everything fresh. I love the Better Homes & Garden Flip Tite Storage Containers in all sizes! I found these perfect for a whole bag of chips and pretzels! This makes snacking easy! It also makes food prep simple by knowing exactly how much you have remaining.

The Better Homes & Garden Large Popcorn Bowl is perfect for storing microwavable popcorn packages and serving popcorn too! I have it stocked and ready for movie nights!

And lastly, I thought the space needed a small rug to finish it off! Better Homes & Garden Fringed Mat fits perfectly in our pantry and looks cute too!

Here are a couple of “progress” pics for your viewing pleasure…

This is my favorite refresh this year! Haha! Just kidding…it’s just the FIRST project we’ve tackled this year 😉 I’m so thankful to my hubby for making this design come alive! And…I still have a few things I want to add to our pantry. My husband is hanging a chandelier in here soon. And I’ll be hanging a peg rack on the little wall to the right. It will store our broom and some aprons.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my pantry organizing ideas today! Thanks so much for stopping by and shopping through my links! I appreciate your support here on my blog and pray you find some inspiration to get organized this year! Let me know what your favorite part of our pantry makeover is here in the comments. And as always, let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful day!


Becky C

For more organizing ideas…check out my friends at Vintage Society Co. with their Storage Saving Solutions HERE

50 Responsesso far.

  1. Emily says:

    Becky, your pantry looks amazing!!! I love the Shiplap and shelves, and of course, loving the amazing organization!!

  2. Gabrielle Palmer says:

    Your pantry turned out so nicely! I love it Becky

  3. Ashley says:

    What a gorgeous pantry! I love that you went for affordable options and that it looks so cohesive.

  4. caroline says:

    Love the pantry re-do–it looks fabulous!

  5. Michele McCabe says:

    Love it!! Gosh Becky you make the most stunning decor! Your bedroom is to die for but now your pantry! Wow! So stylish but still so organized!

  6. Katie Sellers says:

    This blog post could not have come at a better time! Two weeks of -20° has me itching to organize my pantry. Thank you so much for sharing all the details!

  7. Debby Wile-Taves says:

    Yo have a knack for turning small spaces into pretty, multifunctional ones. Your gorgeous pantry shares so many budget friendly, space saving ideas. I’m saving this as my go-to DIY for when we update our pantry! Sending blessings to you and your family!
    Debby (bambiemeadows)

  8. Whitney liner says:

    I love your pantry transformation! My favorite part is the shiplap🥰. I also love all the different storage containers and baskets you picked! It looks so nice and pretty!

  9. Jessica Marsh says:

    Your pantry is so wonderful. It inspired me to clean out my little pantry and organize it.

  10. Becca says:

    Your pantry makeover looks so fresh and inviting!

  11. Shannon mints says:

    Love love to see all you’re doing!!! Getting so many neat ideas! We just moved into our home about a year ago so I’m constantly looking for ways to get it fixed up the way we like it! Def loving all your ideas!

  12. Shelley says:

    Pantry goals!!! Your hubby did an awesome job, easy on the eyes and very functional. Thank you for sharing your pantry organization ideas and container sources 🙂

  13. Elizabeth Allen says:

    Your designs are always so beautifully done , this pantry is gorgeous Becky ❤

  14. ~Jan Christensen says:

    Becky, your pantry looks fabulous! The wicker baskets add such great texture and the baskets that hold your potatoes are so cute! Thank you for always sharing your fantastic ideas.

  15. Dani says:

    Absolutely LOVE this! Who knew a pantry could be so beautiful! The shiplap is such a strong and beautiful foundation for the pantry. LOVE THIS! Can’t wait to have a beautiful pantry someday.

  16. Tabitha clinton says:

    I live this make over! The pantry size is very similar to mine so this redo was so relatable. Living the veggie baskets!!

  17. Debbie hardy says:

    Your pantry makeover is so pretty!

  18. Yvonne Meyer says:

    Beautiful, Fresh and so very well organized! Your pantry space is amazing. Thank you for sharing your time, talents and home with all of us. ~Yvonne

  19. Lorenza says:

    Love the wooden lady Susan!!!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful pantry! So many beautiful, yet functional, pieces!

  21. Michele McCabe says:

    Wow! Something as simple as a pantry you make it so inspirational! Love this so much!!!

  22. Carolyn says:

    Wow!!! Your pantry is so beautiful! Thank you for ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS YOU SHARE ON INSTAGRAM. ❤❤❤

  23. Heather Hubbard says:

    Love this so much! I’m definitely coming back to this for inspiration later this year. ❤️

  24. Brittany M. says:

    Such a gorgeous looking pantry! Love the shiplap and all your choices in baskets and containers for organizing. Your projects are always so motivating and inspiring to get to work in my own home.

  25. Barb F. says:

    My pantry needs organized badly!! Yours looks great!!

  26. Jenifer says:

    This organization and your home decor style makes my ❤️ Happy! Love following you!

  27. Kayla Easlon says:

    Thank you for the inspo and sharing the details on this! Love that it is functional and pretty at the same time!

  28. Kristena Smith says:

    Wow!!! This looks amazing!! Great job!

  29. Kristin McCormick says:

    Your pantry looks beautiful and you give me so much inspiration! I love your page!

  30. Pam says:

    Love this pantry! I would love to put shiplap in my house anywhere. The storage pieces are so pretty and functional in this space. Thank you Becky for sharing your home with us.

  31. Kacy Brancheau says:

    Nothing like a good pantry organization to start off the new year feeling fresh, new, clean and calm!

  32. Wendy says:

    Awesome job. I love how you and your husband work so well together. The pantry is amazing!!

  33. Karla says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the great ideas!

  34. Kelley says:

    What a great pantry! Loved the round baskets on the lazy Susan’s. What a great idea!

  35. Shannon says:

    Absolutely love this! Such good tips and everything you used is just beautiful! I agree all the labels and packaging is too much! This is much more visibly peaceful lol!!

  36. Joanna says:

    Such a great balance of form and function! It looks so good and I bet it feels even better to have it done!

  37. Jenny Rajala says:

    Amazing pantry! Love it!

  38. Tina akonom says:

    Love love!!!!! I can not wait to get mine started!

  39. Michelle cole says:

    Love your pantry!!!

  40. Dara Smith says:

    Love it! I put shiplap in my pantry and I love it! #pantrygoals

  41. Tabitha says:

    Love how clean and organized your pantry looks!

  42. Heather says:

    I love it!!! I can’t wait until I can have a beautiful pantry like this!

  43. Linda Meehan says:

    I love your pantry! I’m trying to figure out how to make everything accessible in the space I have. It’s more like a closet with deep shelves. On the upper shelves it’s really hard to see anything behind the things in front. I have two closets though not together. Do you have any suggestions?

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  45. Alex John says:

    Great Pantry organizing ideas. I love it!

    Thank you,

  46. Mikki Garman says:

    Becky, I have always wanted a pantry like yours and hope one day soon to add that since I do have some space we could possibly do that in. I love the organization of all the Better Homes and Garden containers you chose. I love how easy you made it to find everything you need and it’s bright and just wonderful!

  47. patricia kuehn says:

    Love the redo…the containers are just awesom.
    Do you have a source for the white milkglass canisters in you free standing pantry cabinet…I am in love with them. Thanks, Pat K.

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