Because great things come in small packages.
Welcome to Pantry Goals, your destination for all the practical tips and need-to-know tricks to get your space in tip-top shape (and keep it that way).
If you look up #PantryGoals on Instagram, you’ll see dozens of pictures of impeccably organized walk-in pantries—but besides celebrities, who actually has a pantry that big? Most of us are working with a much smaller food storage space, which means we have to get crafty when it comes to organization.
To give you both the motivation and means to tidy up your kitchen, we found some amazing small-space pantries that provide ingenious storage solutions. With these tricks up your sleeve, you’ll never lament about not having enough room again.
If you have deep, narrow cabinets, you know that things tend to get lost in the way back. To keep all your pantry essentials accessible, consider installing slide-out shelves, which will make it infinitely easier to reach items in the back.
Even if you don’t have a designated pantry, you can create extra food storage space with this behind-the-door organizer—it has space for spices, snacks, plastic bags, and more. The best part is you simply put it on the back of a door, whether it’s to a closet, your garage, or wherever you have available space.
If you have a few inches of space beside your fridge, you have enough room to slip in one of these skinny slide-out pantries. Sure, you can only store narrow items on them, but they’re an easy and affordable way to make the most of every inch.
No built-in? No worries. This freestanding pantry is an epic IKEA hack if there ever was one. We love the idea of using a Billy bookcase with glass doors as a stand-in pantry, and of course, who can resist those impeccably organized containers?
Aren’t cabinets just miniature pantries? Give your cabinets an upgrade by organizing them with baskets and clear containers. It will cut down on the mess and make it easier for you to see what’s in there.
How awesome is this idea? This IGer had space to spare in her little laundry room, so she installed several shelves to turn part of the area into a makeshift pantry. Perfect for storing overflow from the kitchen.
This cabinet is a perfect example of how to use every inch of space in your space-deprived kitchen. There are small spice racks on the back of each door, as well as extra vertical cubbies for storing baking sheets, platters, and more.
Here’s another slide-out gem, designed specifically for spices. It should come as no surprise that this hidden spice rack was the brainchild of a tiny house dweller—everyone knows they have the best storage hacks!
Harry Potter got his humble beginnings in a cabinet under the stairs, and now your food essentials can live there, too. Honestly, that space is typically just wasted, so why not transform it into your very own pantry? We sense a DIY in your future.
You can fit twice as much stuff in your limited storage space when you use stacking bins. They’re perfect for cans, snacks, and even produce that like cool, dark places (hello, potatoes). Oh, and don’t forget to break out your label maker to give every bin a name tag.
What's your favorite small pantry storage solution? Let us know below!