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H&G It Yourself: 4 ways to organise your kitchen pantry to perfection

The kitchen pantry cupboard can often be a place of great disarray. We have listed four simple tips to help keep your cupboard looking orderly and stylish

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By Yashna Balwanth | October 27, 2022 | Kitchen

If you were just as obsessed with Khloe Kardashian’s over-the-top pantry as much as we were, then look no further for some top tips on how to organise your kitchen pantry like a professional.

1. Common items should be in easy to reach places

While this sounds fairly simple, we sometimes choose aesthetics over practicality. With a pantry cupboard, practical reigns supreme everytime, so be sure to place commonly used items in the places you can easily grab them. This makes cooking a breeze, and keeps the pantry from turning into a disaster minutes after setting it. If you are not sure how to start, begin by taking notes of which items are most often used by yourself and your family members. Once planned, start arranging those items first and work your way backwards to the top shelf.

2. Label everything, and we mean everything

There is never such a thing as too many labels when it comes to creating order in the pantry. Labels are there to make life simpler, without having to open containers to find out what’s inside. Be mindful of labelling your containers and jars in easy-to-read places, such as the front of the jar. If you label the lids and stack containers above each other, this does not help simplify your cupboard since they can’t be read. It is also easier to print labels at home if you have a printer or cutting machine that makes changing your labels a breeze.

Jars are labelled for ease of reference when looking for items, Image: Instagram @thehomeedit

3. Utilise all the space, including doors

Space is always a hot commodity within the pantry cupboard, so it’s always best to use every spot available. Be clever in how you fill your shelves, and utilizing the doors with wired racks if you can. This is a great solution for smaller pantry cupboards where shelf space is not a lot. Also consider purchasing a tiered shelf insert that raises your back products, helping you see everything in your pantry at first glance.

4. Group common items together

When creating your pantry cupboard, it’s important to group ‘like’ items with each other for the most ergonomically designed space. Spices next to each other, baking items together, snacks in another area and perhaps grains are just a few examples of how you can group your pantry items. This makes it easier to find what you’re looking for when you’re in a hurry, and certainly creates order and structure in a cupboard that sometimes easily loses it.

Baking items are grouped together to create an easy to use pantry, Image: Instagram @thehomeedit