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5 Easy 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, you’ll need to get creative to find the space you need. From decluttering to creating space where you need it most, self storage is a valuable tool for all your organization projects. 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. Its sleek, streamlined construction allows it to fit seamlessly into small spaces, often in areas that can’t accommodate traditional cabinetry, like narrow gaps between appliances or in underutilized corners. The real magic of a pull-out pantry lies in its ability to bring its contents to you. With a simple pull, items tucked away at the back come into easy reach, eliminating the need to dig through deep shelves. This accessibility not only maximizes your storage capacity but also transforms your kitchen into a more functional, organized, and user-friendly space.

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 three convenient locations in Virginia, Rent-A-Space is your first choice for affordable storage units in the central Virginia 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 at ease storing your personal items at Rent-A-Space this year!

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About the Author: Paige is the Reputation Manager at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She is a self storage industry specialist with an appreciation for a good self storage pun. During her downtime, Paige enjoys weight training, kayaking, and losing herself in the pages of a captivating book.