Not working with a ton of pantry storage in your kitchen? No problem. Turns out there are tons of clever ways to create a super-organized pantry out of a cupboard; even if you're lacking in cabinet space. All you need is $60 and internet access — or a single trip to your local superstore. Whether you try just one of these foolproof suggestions or all five, you'll wind up with a significantly better pantry than you started with (which was nothing) and enough money left in your monthly budget to go grocery shopping afterwards.
1. Stash things in baskets.
Is there anything a stylish storage basket can't do? Whether you opt for woven or wire, or modern or rustic, open baskets are an easy way to sort and access your big and small pantry items (think: nuts, chips, candy, and other snacks). Start with two for now.
2. Create extra storage space with under-shelf baskets.
With the help of two under-shelf baskets, you can forge more than twice the amount of storage space — no contractor necessary.
3. Store your produce in magazine files.
Who knew magazine holders could double as sleek storage containers for your fruits and veggies? Just set a couple of sturdy magazine files inside your cupboard or along your countertop and you can separate and stash your veggies with ease.
4. Organize your cans with stackable bins.
Looking for an effective way to organize all of your canned goods that won't take up an entire cabinet? All you need is a stacking rack to start organizing your cans.
5. Forge a pantry drawer for smaller items.
If your cabinets are already at capacity, fret not. The organizing gurus at The Home Edit are here to remind us that, with nothing more than some drawer organizers, you can forge your very own pantry drawer to stash spices, snacks, and other small items.
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: How To Organize Your Pantry for $49 and One Trip to the Store
Do you use a cabinet as your pantry? How do you make the space work for you?