I am so excited for this post today and it isn’t even a cookie recipe!  Today I am talking about all of my favorite pantry storage essentials and the very best part is they are super cute too!  From wire baskets, mason jars, chalkboard labels and more…this post has everything you need for an organized and stylish pantry.  I can’t wait to show you more!

In August we moved into our new home and I FINALLY have a pantry!  If anyone asks what my favorite part of the house is…the pantry is always my answer {although the view isn’t bad either}.  I love it so much that my very first project in the new house was painting it a beautiful shade of teal.  

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To decorate the main wall I used a large chalk board that I already had {but this one is super cute too}.  Then I just used the names of all of my favorite cookies to write on it.  Simple and perfect for my cookie loving self.

As the new year approached I knew that I wanted to finish my pantry and function had to my overall goal.  The only problem being that I still wanted it to be super cute.  

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Using what you have already to organize your Pantry

There were a few things that I already had from our previous house and I am a huge advocate for reusing items.  That meant the cereal containers and Rubbermaid drawers {that I use for snacks} stayed.  Why spend money if already have it?

The great part about organizing the pantry after living here for a few months is that I knew what I needed.  Sometimes it takes living somewhere for awhile to really know what the plan should look like.

The end result is just what I was hoping for.  I love the mix of baskets and metal bins.  Everything has a place!

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Using part of the pantry for displaying {and storing} some of my favorite cake plates and serving dishes is so nice.  I have no idea how I ever fit all of these things in our old home.

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Then having extra space for baking items, extra appliances and other things we don’t use all of the time came in super handy and looked great too.

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To achieve this look, these are the items I used.  

Using Wire Baskets for Pantry Organization

Obviously, there can never be enough storage.  So I knew that it was important to have some sort of baskets in there to hold items that were both big and small.  

To keep them all looking the same, I went with these large metal baskets, a set of 4 smaller wire baskets and a set of longer wire baskets that were not as high.  Between the three sizes I am able to house a ton of different items.

I also got this under shelf basket for Ziploc bags, Saran Wrap, aluminum foil and other items.

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From extra pans to cake sprinkles and snacks, they work well to keep things contained and in order.

Condiment Pantry Organization

Now that I have a pantry I like to have an extra of almost everything in there.  All of my extra condiments have been wandering around the pantry for months.  Plus, they have been a little hard to locate.

A simple Lazy Susan was the perfect answer to keeping everything together.  I love the black color and the functionality of being able to turn it to see everything is so nice.  Putting the taller items in the middle and the shorter jars on the outside make it so easy to find what you are looking for.

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How to use 1/2 Gallon Mason Jars for Pantry Organization

If you know me then you also know that I use Mason jars for about everything, so in the pantry it was an obvious choice.  These 1/2 gallon Mason jars are so nice to be able to store large amounts of items in. 

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There are so many food items that are beautiful, so I love that you can see through them.  They are functional and beautifully display the food while keeping it fresh.

More Mason Jar Pantry Organization Tips

I also got a set of different sized little Mason jars.  These have worked so nice for my baking supplies that were previously thrown into a box and falling everywhere.

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Now all of my sprinkles, chips and other baking must haves are housed nicely in it’s own little jar.  To make it easy to scoop the sprinkles from the jars I found these tiny wooden scoops in a couple of different sizes.

I also used a couple of different sized mason jars to hold my small cookie cutters, extra chip clips and cupcake liners.

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Using a Counter Top Fruit Storage Basket for Pantry Storage

When it came to finding something for my potatoes and onions I found it a little harder.  There were quite a few options but nothing really caught my eye until I saw this Counter Top Fruit Storage Basket.

Once I saw the measurement then I knew this would be perfect for the the bottom shelf.  Now my extra vegetables have a suitable home.

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Using Large Clothes Pins for Chip Clips

One of my biggest pet peeves is when one of the kids {or my Darb} open something like a bag of chips and just roll it up.  It always ends in a mess for me.  These large clothes pins are the perfect solution and they don’t cost much at all.  I also think they are super cute.

Labeling your Pantry Storage Essentials

Because there are so many of us that come in and out of the house labeling things is so important.  Why is that you can tell your child where something is and they can’t find it…because they would have had to look behind a can of tuna! 

These adorable Mini chalkboard chalkboard signs keep it simple to get everything labeled and looking super cute.

I also used this set of Chalkboard Labels for the plastic containers and the set of small jars came their own round chalkboard labels.

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Pantry Storage Essentials: Food Storage Containers

As someone who is constantly in the kitchen, I needed some food storage containers for some of my major baking items.  I especially love this one for brown sugar and powdered sugar because they both have extra functions that are super nice.

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For years I have this container for flour and this container for sugar {similar linked here}.  They are both really nice because they have a scoop inside the container.

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Galvanized Products for Storing Pantry Items

A couple of the other items I already had were galvanized buckets.  I didn’t really know what I would do with them when we moved but they quickly made a home in my pantry.  So I decided to add this super cute round one for small bags of chips.  
Pantry storage essentials featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade.The galvanized pieces look really nice mixed with the wire baskets and cake plates.

The end result is just what I was hoping for!  Every time I walk in there I smile to myself.  Now I love my pantry even more than before.