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Today I am sharing how to turn a closet into a pantry for under $100. Organizing your pantry can be a tedious but once it’s tidy and organized, you will feel so good! You are going to love these pantry ideas!
A few months ago, I shared our organized kitchen pantry (this closet pantry turned out amazing!) that I had completed at our house and my neighbor wanted to do the same thing in one of her closets!
She asked if I would help her get organized so we spent a couple hours one afternoon and we shopped her house that afternoon for baskets and bins.
How do I turn my closet into a pantry?
Here is a picture of her closet before we turned it into an organized pantry.
Her snacks, cooking, baking supplies and everything food related were jammed into every cabinet and nearby closet.
Marla giggled when I said, “Are you ok with me sharing these pictures on the blog?”
This closet is right off their kitchen and they used it to store food and a variety of random household items.
Pantry Closet Ideas
We decided to relocate the cleaning supplies in this closet to another space and add additional shelving to create a pantry closet more food storage. They decided that having all of the kids snacks and baking items would be perfect for this newly created kitchen closet pantry.
This is a pure example of working with what you have and making the best out of the existing storage space available.
We emptied all of the snacks from the kitchen cabinets and used the new food storage containers that they bought along with baskets and bins that they already had. If you shop your own home, you will be amazed at what you can find!
How to build a cabinet pantry
They added two wooden shelves in the closet to add more storage and they purchased a door rack for all the baking items.
Now all kids snacks are in one place and they can actually see what they need when they go grocery shopping. My friend Marla likes to stock up on snacks, especially crackers (as you can see the entire top shelf is lined with cracker boxes) so the additional shelving worked out perfectly.
Her husband was a good sport considering we sprung this project on him in the middle of the weekend during football.
How do I maximize my pantry closet space?
- You can maximize space by using these stackable bins or containers to utilize the height in the closet.
- Purchase this over the door wire storage rack to gain a significant amount of storage for small items
- Use these large baskets to place on the floor to corral large bags of chips or bottles
- You can find all our pantry storage bins here.
These storage bins worked out great for bags of chips along with the containers or flour and sugar.
By cleaning out all the snacks and baking items from the kitchen cabinets, this freed up a tremendous amount of space in the kitchen area for reorganization of canned goods, cooking items and other food.
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The existing wood shelving in the closet was reclaimed from their basement closet that they remodeled. It’s always a win when you can reuse something and not spend the money on new.
For under $100, we were able to transform a small closet off their kitchen into an organized kitchen closet pantry.
How many of you have a strangely placed, small little closet off your kitchen? If your house was built over 30+ years ago, I bet you do! Be sure to check out our 9 DIY organization kitchen tips or 8 Ideas Pantry Organization Tips for more ideas.
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