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Today we are talking about small kitchen pantry organization tips. My “pantry” is a single cupboard so it is super important to maximize space.

The other day, I was pulling something from my pantry and noticed a container of lemonade mix that had expired.  Not a big deal right? So it is a couple of months old…..wrong! It expired in 2011!

So that prompted me to go through our pantry and reorganize it. So today I am sharing my Small Kitchen Pantry organization steps with you.

Tips to #organize your #kitchen pantry

While I would love to have a sparkling pantry like the ones you see on Pinterest, the fact is that mine just needs some TLC and organizing love.  So here are my before photos of my pantry. As you can see, the items are getting a bit messy and I believe it is time to replace that shelf paper!

Pantry unorganized

 

I took everything out of the pantry and replaced the shelf paper.  I picked just plain white for a nice clean look.

Next, I went through and tossed out the expired items.  Here is my lemonade mix.

Expired Food

I ended up tossing some cereal as well.  I don’t mind if something is a little beyond it’s suggested expiration date, but if has changed consistency or is pretty old, I toss it.

I put everything back and I wanted to share a couple of specific items I use to help keep the pantry organized.

#organize #kitchen1. For my Koolaid, seasoning packets and dip mixes, I use a packet organizer so that I can see what I have easily. This one is elevated, so I can see clearly.

Pantry organization #organizing

 

 

2. For condiments and syrup, I use a lazy susan. This way I can see what there is using the turntable.

condiment organization, #organize

 

3. For pasta, I use mason jars.  You can get them with lids for about $1.50 each and they keep food fresh. I do not need to label these because, I can see right through them.

#mason jars #organization

4. I used sliding drawers to corral bags of rice mixes, baking chips and snacks so that they are not tossed all over the place. These drawers are relatively inexpensive and are usually in the closet storage section.

#organize #pantry

So here is my after photo,

Organized pantry #organization

What do you use to help keep your pantry organized?

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Organized pantry

 

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