One of the best ways to make your pantry or cabinets feel organized is to "decant" pantry items (flour, sugar, pasta, grains, etc.) into matching containers. If you're short on space, think vertically and use containers that stack well. If you store everything on open shelving, use beautiful containers that make your kitchen look like it's been professionally styled. And if you have kids, use acrylic (aka shatterproof) containers to keep everything safe.
Here are several options to consider when you're ready to whip that pantry into shape.
- 5 Piece Pop Container Set, $50 from OXO: We're big fans of the OXO Pop containers. They have a tight seal for keeping things fresh, and they stack well in your pantry. Plus, they come in tons of sizes. If you want more bang for your buck, start out with this five-piece set.
- Montana Glass Canisters, $13-$18 from Container Store: The larger canisters are great for flour and sugar; they fit a whole bag, have a plastic inner seal, and still look great on your open shelving.
- HEMSMAK Jar with Lid, $5 each from IKEA: Similar to the KORKEN containers we all know and love, this version is updated with fresh colors.
- Wavy Square Canisters, $50 for 4 from Bed Bath & Beyond: Add some color to you kitchen with these bright red ceramic canisters.
- French Stoneware Lidded Jar, $49 from Brook Farm General Store: If you're looking to splurge, go with these stunningly simple stoneware containers.
- Typhoon Imprima Large Storage Container, $17 from Target: If style is your main concern, we vote for these white and wood containers. They have a silicone seal to keep dry goods fresh, and the flat tops make them easy to stack.
- TILLSLUTA Dry Food Jar with Lid, $7 from IKEA: If you have an IKEA kitchen, these containers are made for you — they are designed to fit perfectly in the SEKTION cabinets.
- Clear Round Acrylic Canisters, $10-$13 from Container Store: These simple canisters are perfect if you have smaller packages of things to store. Just be sure to label what's inside since so many ingredients look alike.