Organizing To Go: Carrie’s Pantry

I love this series so far! (see other projects here, here and here). It is so fun for me to peak into your homes from afar. Thank you to all of you who submitted photos, problems and comments(!!). I can’t wait to review them in the coming weeks and come up with fun ideas for your spaces. This week I am taking a look into Carrie’s home. She has an amazing pantry space with built in shelves, and floor to ceiling storage.

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Here is where we started:Organizing To Go: Carrie's Pantry: Before

Here are some similar pantry spaces as inspiration:

Decor Pad
The Home Edit

Here is what I would do  to organize Carrie’s pantry:organizing-to-go_-carries-pantry

Clear Storage Bins /Tiered Storage // Pasta & Cereal Storage // Lazy Susan // Baskets

  1. Remove EVERYTHING from the pantry and discard all expired products (this is an easy first pass clean out!)
  2. Divide foods by category: Canned goods, snack foods, fruits, paper products, breakfast foods, pastas and grains, cereals, drinks, baking items, chips, condiments.
  3. Measure the shelves to ensure any organizing products are the right size for the space.
  4. Top Shelves: Seasonal items, bulk storage, lighter paper products (TP and paper towels). Remove the plastic from the TP and paper towels. If you use bins at the top, make sure they are clear and labeled.
  5. Lower Shelves: Grab and Go storage for kids (Carrie has 4!). Put items that are approved snacks in labeled bins on kid-friendly levels.
  6. Middle shelves: Corral all like items together. Use rotating trays for condiments and oils & vinegars. Use stair step trays for canned goods so you can see everything. Gather items like pastas in a large clear labeled bin.
  7. Floor Space: Use large baskets tucked under the bottom shelves for additional storage. Think potatoes, large bags of chips, pet food, paper products, linens.

What do you think of this plan to organize Carrie’s pantry? Do you have a space you would like to see featured on Organize Nashville: To Go! Send me 1-2 photos of the space you would like organized and a quick note about the problem you are trying to solve. xx Caroline Organizing To Go // Organize Nashville

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