How do i redo my pantry?

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Our kitchen is being remodeled and the only thing we are struggling with is our pantry. Any ideas on what we could do? It's 37 in deep. 30 in wide and 80 in high. Please don't mind the un organization of it at the moment. Any suggestions/ideas would appreciate it

how do i redo my pantry
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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 16, 2022

    I went to TJ Maxx and Marshalls and bought clear containers that come in all sizes and depths to organize and I use glass Mason type jars for dry goods - we put a rack on the pantry door inside to store seasonings etc here is info

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwmnTSonn2Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKQv6XL8FLQ


    I also have s stainless steel flat shelf that is on rollers I use on the floor of my pantry that I store large items on

  • Containers are always a good idea. Here's a link with lots of ideas from our Hometalkers:

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts/?filter=pantry%20organization

  • Janice Janice on Jun 16, 2022

    You're fortunate to have a pantry; however, one as deep as yours may make best use of handy space by having shelves built on the 3 wall sides to create an upside down :U" with open space to step in slightly to retrieve items of the back shelves. I have a very deep pantry and find myself struggling to locate items at the back of the deep shelves. Hope this is some food for thought! :)

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 16, 2022

    I think some of your shelves might be wasting some space, too high. I would go to Dollar Tree and pick up some baskets and some of the tiered wire shelves to group items together.

  • Molly Perser Molly Perser on Jun 16, 2022

    It's not the organization that is the problem...I want to make it a little more user friendly. It looks unorganized due to the craziness of the remodel.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 16, 2022

    I would take out the wire shelves and put in plywood shelves. Definitel make the shelves U shaped. I would go to Dollar tree and get some baskets and some storage containers. Put in a spice rack on the door.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 16, 2022

    We put a half shelf in our pantry. That gives more storage space and helps eliminate the wasted space or headspace above the shelf.

    Also helps you be able to see what you have at a glance.

    I put like items togather. Example, all the soup in one place, pasta in another, etc.

    Are you going to put a door on the pantry? If so you can buy wire units that hold items no bigger then a can. That also lets you use normally unused areas and increase storage space.

  • Julia Julia on Jun 16, 2022

    The Mainstays Large Multipurpose Bin for $5.97 at Walmart is a great size for organizing in a pantry, and it's clear so you can see what's in it.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 16, 2022

    I use Dollar Tree organizers like the trays, bins and cubes for my clients I organize.

  • SBlizzard SBlizzard on Jun 17, 2022

    U shape won’t fit unless you have six inches deep shelves on the sides. That still would only allow 18” to walk in and that is a waste of space. How about two five feet tall, three feet wide by 12 inches deep wire shelves on wheels? Put them in side by side with the 12” sides facing the door. You could pull them out as needed and just roll them back in. Possibly add a shelf at the back of the closet about 68” high to store seldom needed appliances.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 18, 2022

    Having non grocery items at the front of the pantry makes seeing what is at the back difficult, and reaching in to retrieve any items there not convenient. Having the shelves mounted so far to the back in a pantry of this depth results in much of the interior space being not used or greatly underused.


    I would first of all remove all the non-grocery items, and find another home for them, or at least contain only those that you use most frequently together on the lower shelf.


    You might want to consider changing the spacing between the shelves, so that some are closer together. This will accommodate more items without having to stack so many on top of each other.


    Sliding shelves will give you the most efficient use of the space, as the all items will be contained, yet more easy to reach.


    Different styles are available. Some mount directly on to the side walls of the pantry, and some mount on to the existing shelves. Here are some examples:



  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 18, 2022

    Hi Molly: One thing you might try is putting like things together, e.g., cereal, canned goods by ingredients, like soup, gravy, veggies, etc., and is there any chance of pulling the front of the bottom shelf off and making another area for cleaning supplies, with a lock if you have little ones. I'm not a container fan as they seem to take up a lot of space and do little good. And, you can put a list on the door indicating what is on each shelf, scratching out each item as it's removed. And, putting the new stuff in the back and the older stuff in front, like the do in the store, rotating your products. The slide out shelving is nice if it's in the budget :)


    Good luck

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 19, 2022

    Hi Molly, we have a long thin pantry too and it's such a mission trying to get to the things right at the back. What worked for us is installing a lazy susan "tower" using this video as a guide - - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgBXMhaqhzA. You can also find something similar on Amazon



  • Michelle Michelle on Jun 19, 2022

    You can always transform it by taking everything out and arranging everything . Like, you can take canisters and put cereals in them.

    You could always do the same thing with pasta too.

  • Michelle Michelle on Jun 19, 2022

    You can always transform it by taking everything out and arranging everything . Like, you can take canisters and put cereals in them.

    You could always do the same thing with pasta too.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer 4 days ago

    You could get a insert for it to pull out and then you coukd get to all your stuff