Asked on Sep 13, 2017

How can I get my household item pantry more organized?

Kelly Reed
by Kelly Reed
I have 2 deep cabinets that have shelves in them but I am not inspired or can't come up with an efficient and usable way to use the space in them.

I thought the shoe organizerS on the doors would help and they do, a little. Look at these shelves!!! So much room but it just doesn't work!
q how can i get my household item pantry more organized
q how can i get my household item pantry more organized
  11 answers
  • Ene19230 Ene19230 on Sep 13, 2017
    While this photo was taken of my pantry, the same concept of organization may work for your closets. All items were purchased at Walmart. The wire shelf was less than $10 and the baskets were less than $3 depending on the size.

  • Peg Peg on Sep 13, 2017
    Try looking at your local dollar tree store. They have tons of baskets, etc. you could use.

  • Cookie sheets and baskets! Very similar to Enednyg's set up. Try and find cookie sheets that fit your cabinets as best as you can. Organize your stuff in baskets on the trays. The trays act as "drawers" for when you need items in the back. Pull the tray out, grab the basket . . . Easy!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 13, 2017

  • SandyG SandyG on Sep 13, 2017
    I like baskets that I can see in. Then I group same like items in baskets.

  • Ann Ann on Sep 13, 2017
    I also have deep cabinets under the kitchen counter and don't like having to get on my knees to reach in the back. I finally went to a $ store and bought plastic baskets I can just pull out, putting the things I hardly ever use in the back. For heavier items, like pots and pans, a home improvement store sells mtal mesh baskets that roll out on a track you can install with a screw driver. Cost is minimal and worth it.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 14, 2017
    I too use baskets. It is important to put like items together (1 for first aid, 1 with deodorants, 1 with nail items, etc), and to use baskets or bins with straight sides (not tapered) to maximize your space. I also put 5, 1 x2" moulding strips on my hollow door (not necessary if the door is solid wood), and screwed metal rectangular baskets into them, similar to the pic below, but longer. I put tweezers, make up, perfume, face/ hand creams, extra dental items, etc. that I need to grab quickly. After that, I stopped buying too many repeat items. I try to keep only 1 extra deodorant etc. I also try to finish one item before opening a new one.

  • Jea29373494 Jea29373494 on Sep 16, 2017
    Get baskets, bins, or what they call them now, and set them on the shelving instead of all the bottles. All the bottles etc. go in the bins to set on the shelves.

  • Barb Barb on Sep 16, 2017
    I would first check the dates of the suntan lotions and group things together by lotions, medical,oral and nail polish, cootin balls and remover together etc and use baskets from the dollar tree or small boxes that you can put contract paper on for a decorative look. Things you use rarely keep higher up and

  • Carolyn talbot Carolyn talbot on Sep 20, 2017
    Little lazy susans,i separate things into bins from the dollar store measure inside cabinet at the store play with bins to get theright sizes to fit.that way you don't loose space with one size