5 No-Fail Tips to a Pinterest-Worthy Pantry
Have you ever wondered if it is realistic for a normal family to have a pantry that looks like it came out of a magazine? Or have you ever thought that Pinterest-worthy pantries look picture worthy but are impractical and there is no way that it could function for you and be easily maintained?
I want you to know that not only is a beautifully designed pantry realistic, practical, and functional for you, but you can do it yourself with just a few tips! Once systems are set up and set up in a way that caters to you and your needs, it is easy to maintain, and oh so pretty. Do you have a pantry? You don’t need a pantry to effectively and beautifully store your food. So, pantry or no pantry, these tips are to take your food storage from meh to the heart-eyed emoji in a matter of a few hours.
Tip #1: Take everything out, and I mean everything! Throw out anything expired and make piles of like items. You might be surprised about that hidden jar of Nutella that was hiding behind the spaghetti sauce or that there are three half eaten boxes of the SAME cereal in your food cupboard.
Tip #2: Once you are working with a clean slate you can see your space in a new way. Pull ideas from Pinterest or your favorite organizers and decide what look and feel you want to create. Yes, food cupboards can have style!
Tip #3: Measure your space and buy products that better serve you. The more packaging you have the more cluttered and less efficient your space will be. We love clear, airtight containers for bulk items. Container Store and Target have some of our favorite plastic airtight containers, but glass containers can be found almost anywhere and are also beautiful. You can shop products from our organized pantries on Like To Know It.
Tip #5: Label! Label! Label! You can write directly on the container with chalk markers, use a label maker, order custom vinyl, or print labels off your computer…but labels will help you (and more importantly, all those less invested in your beautiful new space) to keep things where they belong.
Following these 5 tips will set you and your home up for success! Not only will your pantry be Pinterest-worthy, but it will be functional and make your life easier. Let operation pantry/food cupboard begin!