In the spirit of getting the New Year off to a fresh start in our homes, we’re going to be sharing some ideas for organizing spaces without spending a ton of money. This month in our Home Sweet Home on a Budget, we’re going to be taking a look a places in our homes that maybe–tell me it’s not just me–need a little extra attention from the Organization Fairy. Closets, cupboards, toys….you know what I’m talking about! Today’s focus is on pantries.
I know a lot of people who don’t have pantry storage in their kitchens and desperately want it. I also know a lot of other people who do have pantries and who simply don’t know what to do with that space. There’s good news for all of you. You can fake the extra storage space a pantry would give you by using the storage you do have in creative ways. And, you can use inexpensive materials to use the pantry space you have efficiently.
Let’s take a look at how other bloggers have done it:
Small but mighty, this pantry works hard and looks amazing at House of Smiths.
This pantry got pretty with stencils and organized with Ikea containers at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.
In a pantry featured at Social Home, clear containers and cute labels make everything easy to find.
Peas and Crayons upcycled glass bottles to keep the pantry neat and organized.
Many of the storage containers in this pretty pantry at House Smiths were thrifted.
Social Home shows us that even a small cupboard can make a great pantry space when it is well organized.
Something as simple as a couple of baskets can make a big difference in creating order inside a pantry, like these at Sunnyside Up.
At Tatertots & Jello, a fresh coat of paint and some pennant decals make it fun to open the pantry door.
Great reorganization inspiration from Tattered & Inked.
Love the ric-rac trim on the shelves in this pantry at Dimples & Tangles.
I think it’s a terrific idea to cover up some of the lower shelves with curtains, like these at One Perfect Room.
Decor Chick installed carousel shelves in the corner of her pantry, and they really add to the functionality of the space.
Have you spent time on pantry organization or for your kitchen, lately? Do you have any tips to share with us? Do you have any other organization projects you are working on to kick off 2013?