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Small Pantry Organization
September 30, 2022

5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization 

Are you searching for ideas to create a small pantry organization system in your house? If you don’t have a lot of room in your kitchen, for example, you’ll need to get creative. Here are some storage solutions from Rent-A-Space on how to make the most of limited storage space. Read more below!

Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Whether you want to completely remodel your pantry or make better use of the small pantry space you already have, there are plenty of ways you can organize this essential part of your kitchen. 

Consider Every Open Space

If your kitchen is cramped for storage, get creative and use space in other areas of your home. For example, you can install shelves above the sink or add a kitchen island. You might also be able to create more storage by expanding an existing island. And don’t forget to look outside the kitchen; a cabinet or storage system in a passageway between the living room and kitchen would still be easily accessible but free up much-needed space inside the cooking area.

Install a Pull-Out Pantry

In the space-saving design, a pull-out pantry is an ideal kitchen storage option. As you pull the door open, you may notice each item and store everything away at the end of cooking your meal for a clutter-free kitchen.

Organize Your Food Storage Containers 

One way to organize your extra Tupperware and Pyrex is by stacking the bottoms of the containers on top of each other while keeping the lids vertical. Take precautions by not storing them too high in cabinets where they could fall and potentially hurt you–store them at eye level or lower instead.

Group Your Pantry Items 

The first rule of organization is generally grouping like items together. Once you have figured out the layout of your pantry, consider these categories for easy-to-find storage: 

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

Stack Whenever Possible

It’s probable that your pantry is limited, with only a few shelves to work with in the first place. Consider which goods, such as cans and boxes, might be stacked one on top of another for lengthy durations without causing damage.

Organize Your Kitchen with Rent-A-Space

Need to clear some room in your house before tackling small pantry organization? Look no further, Rent-A-Space is here to help! With 3 convenient locations in Virginia, Rent-A-Space is your first choice for affordable storage units in the central VA area. Choose from amenities that include convenient drive-up storage units, indoor storage units, parking for personal vehicles and more! Additionally, for your security, all storage units are accessible through keypad access, with 24 hour security camera monitoring. Feel comfortable storing your personal items at Rent-A-Space this year!

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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.