small pantry organization
July 27, 2022

5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Are you in need of some small pantry organization tips? With limited storage space, it’s easy for things to get shoved to the back of the pantry never to be found again! South End Self-Storage has compiled our best tips for small pantry organization. Find out how you can make the most of your small space.

small pantry organization

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Tips for Small Pantry Organization

Organization is key in any kitchen, but it’s especially important if you have a limited amount of space. The pantry can make or break your organized food storage system. Whether you want to make your pantry more accessible, or spruce up that old, small space with some new storage ideas, we have the perfect solution for every kitchen!

Consider Every Open Space as an Option for Storage

When the size of your pantry is small, you need to get creative with other open spaces in your house. Do you have empty wall space above your kitchen sink? Consider installing floating shelves – they are not only stylish, but functional as well. Is there room to expand your kitchen island? Perhaps you can add a cabinet in the hallway leading into your kitchen. The sky is the limit when it comes to expanding your space!

Pull-Out Pantries are Life Savers

Space and budget allowing, pull-out pantries are a great storage addition to your kitchen. Gone are the days when things get lost in the back of your pantry – you are able to see each item as you pull out the door! When dinner is ready and it’s time to clean up the kitchen, put everything back and tuck it away.

Food Storage Container Organization

You might be thinking – is there such a thing as organization when it comes to the seemingly hundreds of food storage container pieces we all find ourselves collecting in our pantries? We have an organizational system that will help you keep things under control. Try stacking the bottoms into one another, while storing the lids vertically. Don’t store the containers too high or you’ll be at risk of an overhead avalanche tumbling down on top of you!

Pantry Grouping

Group like items together in a way that makes sense to you so everything is easy to find. Here are some examples of how to group your pantry items:

  • Canned Goods
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Bread/Baked Goods
  • Spices
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Bottles/Beverages
  • Snack Foods

The Power of Stacking

When space is limited, stacking your items is an absolute must. Make sure your shelves can support the weight, and stack away. Keep heavy, flat items on the bottom for easy stacking.

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Are you still in need of extra space even after tackling your small pantry organization? South End Self-Storage has storage units in Charlotte, NC of all sizes to meet your needs. Expand your storage space with our interior, temperature-controlled storage units. Use our storage calculator to determine what size unit you need or talk to one of our storage experts and get all of your self-storage questions answered. Do you need access to your unit right away? Rent self-storage in Charlotte, NC with us all online for quick and convenient access!

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Paige Weary

Paige Weary

About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.