Pantry Organising Tip – How to store more in your pantry


Today we explore how to store more in your pantry by organising using matching containers.

When organising your pantry it is important to think about the size and shape of the storage container that you use.  A super quick and easy way to double (or maybe even triple) the amount of storage space in the pantry is by using the same type and brand of container in varying heights.  Matching containers stack neatly into the pantry, eliminating wasted space and enables you to store more items within the pantry itself. 

An organised pantry is beautiful and if I am honest, it makes this little Professional Organiser so happy and I smile each time I open the pantry door. The clients that I have supported to organise their pantries always come back to me with similar heartwarming comments.  

But there are more benefits to using containers to store food in the pantry than just making your pantry look beautiful and organised.  Airtight containers are perfect for storing all your pantry staples including flour, sugar, grains, pasta, rice, nuts, cereals and baking supplies.  You can even pick up tiny containers to organise your herbs and spices.  Organising your pantry staples in clear containers ensures you can see everything you are storing within your pantry in a single glance. You can quickly see if you are low any item when preparing your shopping list before heading out to do your next grocery shop. 

Organising your pantry using containers also keeps your food fresh for longer and stops nasties like weevils or ants from spoiling your food.  Plus, using containers within your pantry is an easy way to always keep your pantry looking super tidy.  

When storing food in containers, it is important to label each container so that you always know what you are storing – the last thing you want to do is accidentally mix up the salt with the sugar when baking a mouthwatering chocolate cake!  Imagine that… 

It's also a good idea include the best-before or expiry date.  You can simply write this using a marker on the outside of the container.  I like to do this on the back of the container so that it is not visible when looking into the pantry.  Just remember to double check the date before using the ingredient. 

Do you have any more tips on using containers to store food with your pantry?

Buzzing off to organise a little something,

Amy Kennedy Professional Organiser

Professional Organiser, Amy Kennedy from The Organising Bee supports Canberra families to organise their home and life. 

We minimise clutter in the family home and puts in place organising systems to make daily tasks quicker and easier, so that you have time to enjoy life and have time to create those special memorable family moments. If you would like support, please contact Amy Kennedy