The thing about our kitchen it, when it comes to organizing our bulk food, we actually have a large cold food storage room in our basement, and so I keep most of my actual cans and shelf stable foods in that space to make sure that we rotate things properly (also that we eat more of the fresh foods that we buy than canned etc) but we do have one main space for snacks and bread that we have literally piled high with, boxes, and bags, and, wrappers, and candy, and leftovers whatevers, misc galore, you get the picture right?. In essence it was your worst pantry nightmare. So, I cleared it out all onto my dining table (with a couple additions from the store) and if the pictures of the pantry didn't look bad, now at least you can see that I am telling the truth, it was BAD!
On each shelf we had just a tiny bit of left over space, so we filled those where we could, with boxes that were either kind of cute OR wrapped in duct tape. But you can put them in the back of the shelf if you want- so that every time you open your pantry you feel the rush of beauty that only matching clear containers can provide!