A few weeks ago I shared our lonely random skinny closet near our kitchen that was used for storing pots, dishes, dog food and whatever random kitchen items happened to land there. Today I am finally sharing our new organized kitchen pantry closet. We are tight on space in our kitchen so I decided to move the food cabinet to the closet. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but I knew it would be organized! It’s gotten a thumbs up from everyone in the house including my dad who thought my idea was a waste of time.
Much better than the before right?
The food was always kept in this kitchen cabinet and it was always a mess.
I did make an investment in plastic food storage containers which honestly, has made a world of difference in keeping this pantry closet organized. The lazy susan above works out perfectly for our baking sprinkles and toppings. They were always buried under piles of food or tipped over in the back of the cabinet.
I added a simple closet maid door rack to hold smaller plastic containers which worked out perfectly for granola, breakfast bars and other smaller food items.
The plastic bins on the door rack are all from the Container Store as well as the cereal/cracker/cookie containers.
One of these days I hope to create cute labels for the storage containers, similar to how Jen at I Heart Organizing did in her kitchen pantry reveal. That is for another day though :).
Here is another before shot.
Our new kitchen pantry now stores our snacks, baking items, cereal and dog food. I may end up moving the tall dog food container on wheels to another spot but for now, this is the only place it fits. The dog bin, large floor basket and smaller baking containers are from HomeGoods.
A fun before and after for sure!
If you are loving this idea of turning a closet into a food pantry, check out the latest project at my neighbors house! We created a DIY Kitchen Closet Pantry in a small closet off their kitchen. What a major transformation for under $100.
I cannot even begin to tell you how happy this little organized kitchen pantry closet makes me. It is wonderful to open the door and see everything in it’s place even after it’s been raided by 5 people. I had a budget of under $200 so I scoured the house for storage containers and bought a few at the Container Store. Food storage bins and baskets are an easy way to organize a cabinet or closet and these guys are working hard at doing just that :). Love these containers? See the full resource list for from The Container Store. Be sure to checkout our bath cabinet and utility closet organizational projects for more inspiration.