Using shelves at the bottom of our basement steps, we have created our own version of a "pantry".
But I am going to be honest with you, it gets real ugly down here, friends. The kids destroy this space like it's their J.O.B. and to be honest, my husband and I had gotten to a point where we weren't much better with putting things where they were "supposed" to be since it had become such a disaster anyway.
Together my kids and I cleaned our makeshift pantry & organized it. Basically, I made it their J.O.B. for the day. And the result was totally worth the effort!