The arrival of springtime always motivates us to organize and refresh our homes. This year, a pantry redo is at the top of our spring project list. Since the pantry is typically a smaller area, it makes the perfect weekend project for any budget and level of DIY experience. Take a peek below at just a few ideas we’re using for inspiration this spring.
Install sliding shelves. Replace regular shelves with ones that slide out like drawers. This makes things easier to reach and cuts down on forgotten items that take residence at the back of the shelf.
Make it beautiful! Yes, the pantry door is probably closed most of the time, but that’s no reason it can’t be gorgeous inside. Paint the pantry’s interior a fun color or line the walls and shelves with some pretty wallpaper.
Switch out the door. Give the outside a little interest too by changing the door. We love the idea of sliding barn doors in the kitchen.
Re-purpose items from other areas of the house for organization. A magazine holder works brilliantly to rein in your canned goods. An over-the-door shoe holder hung inside the door provides perfectly sized pockets for organizing small items like snacks and spice packets. And of course there’s always our good friend the mason jar, great for holding items like cupcake liners, cookie cutters, and pastry bag tips.
Think outside the box. Store flour, sugar, beans, and cereals in airtight glass jars. Unpack boxed items and move them to pretty baskets. Taking products from their original packaging is a super easy way to give any pantry more of a custom look.
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