21 Inspirational Pantry Storage Ideas for Busy Homes

Do you increasingly struggle to find what you need in the pantry when cooking? These 21 Hometalkers hear you and have taken it upon themselves to reorganize and rearrange their own kitchen pantries with clever storage ideas that help you spend and waste less on food in the family home. Take inspiration from these DIY projects that maximize every nook and cranny in the kitchen.

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1. Crate-Based Pantry Storage Ideas

Hometalker Mindi lacked enough storage space for her kids' school lunches. So, with a little help from some pre-made wooden crates, she put together a rolling

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2. Slim Sliding Kitchen Pantry Storage Cabinet

Amanda built a hideaway pantry storage unit to fit in the gap between her wall and refrigerator, saving pantry cabinet space. This Hometalker made the framework of the

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3. French Inspired Pantry Storage Cabinet

It's amazing what you can find at the curbside. Hometalker Yvette found this 1980s French Armoire and coffee table free of charge, upcycling this into stylish pantry

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4. Entertainment Center Turned Kitchen Pantry

Hometalker Chelsea was lacking pantry space in her new fixer-upper home, compared with her previous two home rentals. So, after spotting a wooden living room entertaining

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5. CD Tower Becomes Built-In Pantry Shelving

Instead of leaving an old CD tower lying around, Eileen repurposed it as a new built-in pantry storage unit. This DIYer hollowed out an area of narrow vertical space in

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6. Pantry Storage Bins Can Ease Mess

This Hometalker's kitchen pantry storage had become a nightmare mess over time. Using clear, plastic pantry storage containers, it was possible to reorganize things

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7. DIY Wooden Corner Pantry Storage Cabinet

Instead of using a stand-up clothes armoire as makeshift storage, Hometalker Nancy and her husband ended up building their own corner pantry in their kitchen. After

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8. Sliding Barn Kitchen Pantry on Pulleys

With food going stale in her makeshift garage pantry, Hometalker Julie opted for an integrated pantry in her dining area that she can close off using a sliding

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9. Cute Pantry Storage Containers

This Hometalker was using old dressing table drawers as part of her kitchen pantry storage. It was, therefore, time to transform it with the help of chevron-style contact

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10. 8" Rolling Kitchen Pantry Cupboard

What can you do with just eight inches of unused space between a wall and a refrigerator? Build a rolling pantry unit, that's what! This clever design houses canned and

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11. Dollar Store Pantry Storage Containers

It's all too easy for kitchen pantries to become cluttered. Hometalker Kamaldeep fitted additional shelving space to solve their untidy pantry. They then bought clear

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12. Benefits of Pantry Storage & Chalkboards

Like Kamaldeep, Hometalker Tammy was inspired to transform her messy kitchen pantry using storage baskets and containers, all of which have chalkboards attached for easy

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13. Pantry Reorganization Saves Counter Space

Hometalker Becky also took the decision to spruce up her kitchen pantry using symmetrical contact paper, before introducing clear white pantry storage containers and

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14. Pallet Pantry Drawers for Fruit & Veg

Pallets are cheap and readily available, so this Hometalker opted to use two to turn into pantry drawer space for fresh fruit and veg. The wood was left untreated as it

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15. Ikea Containers Maximize Pantry Space

As part of Hometalker Yina's kitchen pantry conversion, she opted to use a combination of plastic pantry containers, wicker baskets, and mason jars for her reorganized

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16. Turning Cupboards into Walk-In Pantries

This Hometalker's existing pantry cupboard was too deep to keep on top of what exactly was in there. So, she opted to design and build a new walk-in pantry with shelves

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17. From Unused Closet to Butler's Pantry

Hometalker Lory took on an extravagant transformation of a storage closet, turning it into a lavish French-style butler's pantry. The closet's proximity to the dining

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18. A Butler's Pantry Ideal for Farmhouse Kitchen

Thistlewood's original kitchen pantry was dark, dank and dreary. This Hometalker gave it a bright, inspirational makeover, with new, open white shelving displaying

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19. DIY Pantry to Fill "Dead" Kitchen Space

After discovering a bespoke pantry would be too expensive for her kitchen, this Hometalker built her own within a single day. Maximizing the "dead" space next to her

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20. Use Hangers for Perfect Pantry Storage Ideas

Hometalker Melanie didn't have the floor space for a dedicated kitchen pantry, so she opted for metal over-door pantry storage bins that could be screwed directly into

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21. Shoe Organizers Make for Ideal Snack Holders

Sometimes the simplest solutions work the best. That's certainly the case with this pantry alternative. Hometalker Heather hung a shoe organizer over her kitchen door for

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