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Small Pantry Organization
August 5, 2022

5 Tips for Small Pantry Organization 

Do you need help keeping your small pantry organized? Peninsula Mini Storage has a list of tips to assist you in transforming your small pantry. Learn how you can make the most of your space now!

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Tips for Small Pantry Organization 

If you need to completely remodel your pantry or just make better use of the space you have, you are in the right place. There are plenty of ways you can organize this space of your kitchen to effectively meet your needs. 

Consider Every Open Space as an Option for Storage & Get Creative 

If your pantry has limited spacing, look into other open areas in your kitchen area. There may be space above your sink that could be converted into shelves. Do you have a kitchen island that could be expanded? Sometimes there can be solutions outside of your kitchen. You may be able to utilize space between your kitchen and living room to hold a larger cabinet or storage mechanism for your extra items. 

Install a Pull-Out Pantry 

If there is enough space in your kitchen, you can install a pull-out pantry. Pull-out pantries are great for consolidating space and their sliding features make for easy access to your supplies. They have multiple tiers and can store all of your food items effortlessly. 

Keep a Handle on Food Storage Containers 

Using Tupperware and Pyrex containers are great ways to store your food but it is important to make sure they are organized properly. We recommend stacking the bottoms of the containers into one another from largest to smallest. You can place the lids vertically inside or you can stack them together separately. Storing these containers in high cabinets can lead to them falling when taking them out. We suggest keeping them in cabinets that are at eye level or lower so you can avoid any potential avalanches or damage. 

Group Your Pantry Items 

When organizing the items in your pantry, you can group them based on their usage or category. After determining the layout of your pantry, consider these categories for easy-to-find storage:

  • Cans
  • Pasta/Grains
  • Bread/Rolls
  • Breakfast Food
  • Snacks
  • Spices
  • Bottles/Beverages

Stack When You Can 

You may only have 2 or 3 shelves in your pantry space but all of your items may not fit on single rows on each shelf. We suggest safely stacking your items so you can maximize the space in the pantry. Be sure not to place any overly heavy items on top of more delicate food items. Delicate items should be stacked on top of the heavier ones.

Peninsula Mini Storage in Southern Delaware

Do you need to clear out some of the items in your home before working on your small pantry organization? Store your extra belongings with Peninsula Mini Storage. We have two facilities located in Dagsboro, DE Blades, DE. We offer a variety of stage units to meet your commercial and residential storage needs. Our sites have drive-up storage units for easy access as well as parking for small boats and RVs. Use our online storage calculator to assist you in finding the right size storage unit to rent. Our contactless rental process makes renting storage easier than ever. Get started and rent with Peninsula Mini Storage today! 


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About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.