Pantry Organization Inspiration! {Organizing Made Fun}

Hey friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  
It has been stormy in these parts and will continue to be today.  No going to the pool for us! :)
We had a great weekend in Nashville this past weekend, and some really exciting stuff is going on in our family, but unfortunately I am not allowed to share anything about it online.  :(   But as soon as I can, I promise I will! :)
summer spectacular
Today we have another wonderful guest post from a sweet friend of mine, Becky, from  Organizing Made Fun!  I met Becky many years ago when I first started blogging.  She is my “west coast friend.”  :)  I don’t get to see her as often as I would like, but every now and then we will end up at a conference together.  She has a wonderful organizing blog (who doesn’t need to be more organized?!,)  and she is sharing her organized pantry with us today!  Yay!!


I am so excited for Traci’s new little one joining them this summer! I’m also excited to share my favorite thing with you – organizing! I’m Becky from Organizing Made Fun and I’m going to share my organized pantry and a few tricks I did in it!
Inside the small walk-in kitchen pantry ::

We live in a 1947 home with all kinds of great character – and even though our kitchen isn’t so great, our walk-in pantry helps ease the pain of not having a fancy kitchen! 

Instead of repainting the shelving that was in the pantry, I used white contact paper. I knew if I painted it, with the amount of moving in and out of the containers, it would be only a matter of time and the paint would be messy looking anyway. So, the contact paper works beautifully!

Inside the small walk-in kitchen pantry ::

Used wallpaper to decorated the wall and help things pop ::

You might also notice that I “wall papered” the inside of my pantry. It’s wall paper I bought on Ebay, but it’s not actually stuck on with glue. I just simply used double sided tape to adhere it. I know myself, I’ll be ready for a change in a few years so this was a great solution!

Organizing food in clear containers makes it easier to see when you are low on something ::

Most of the containers I got at Ikea. I bought the chalkboard labels online at either Zulily or Groopdealz when they are on sale. I love them because it’s easy to change what it says on the label when I use a container for a different food.

Bottles with stoppers on them container all the different vinegars ::

I put my vinegars in bottles with stoppers {also picked up at Ikea}. They look great in there and I love how they all match. I can easily see how much is left in each container at a glance. You’ll notice that I use lots of clear jars. I love being able to see how much is left in each container quickly and easily to help me with meal planning and shopping lists.

Use the back of the door for more food storage ::

I use the back of the door to hold even more food. I use chalkboard label clips to label what is on each shelf. I used cardboard from boxes and spray painted it white to use as a shelf liner since the food would easily fall through the wire shelves. It works great!

Use chalkboard labels and mark the time each pasta needs to cook ::





Since I have taken the pastas out of the original packaging, I mark on each container how long the pasta needs to cook. If I need more detailed instructions, I simply snip off the instructions and tape to the underside of the snap on lid.

Use a tray, have all baking items on it to take in and out of the pantry ::

I have my “baking center” inside the pantry in a tray. It’s easy to take the whole tray out and bring to the counter whenever I bake. These are tupperware containers I’ve had for almost as long as I’ve been married. You can see one lid is a different color since they replaced the original with blue since the green has been discontinued. 

Keep kids chore charts inside the pantry ::

I have my kids’ chore charts inside the pantry. They have daily tasks and lists of what needs to get done before they go to school.

Small walk-in pantry ::

So, there you have it. I hope you’ve got a few more ideas about how to get your pantry organized – or at least a few places inside of it. If you’d like more organizing and DIY inspiration, come and take at look at Organizing Made Fun!



  1. Oh my goodness, you read my mind. I just borrowed a can of paint to spruce up my pantry. I know I’ll be able to use some of these ideas for my pantry redo! Thanks for your timely post!

  2. how are you and your family faring in the KY flooding we are seeing on the wether reports ? Thinking and praying for your and Cyndi’s families safety.

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