The Best Pantry Product Collection for your Project
I just want my pantry to look like Khloe Kardashian’s.A Former Client
Photo Credit | The Home Edit
This is the dream, isn’t it?
When one of my former clients said this to me, I laughed a little. But it stuck with me. Because if someone is coming to me wanting help with their pantry… this is the vision.
Is perpetual color coded, perfectly ordered perfection a realistic ask? Heck no.
Can I get you close? Absolutely.
There is a major caveat though. If you want the WOW factor, you’re going to have to invest in it.
See, I can come to your house and complete the first steps in my Pantry Organization process in a couple of sessions. Easy. But there’s a difference between an organized pantry and a styled pantry, which is what you’re looking at in photos like this..
A purely organized pantry is wonderful, but most of my clients are looking for the wow factor.
In order to make your space function the way you want it and make your friends jealous… you’re going to have to spend more to take it over the top.
The good news is that most products add function and beauty. Win-win.
Here are the products that will get you from disaster to designer.
Building Blocks for a Perfect Pantry
What to buy to organize your pantry (many of the products pictured in Khloe Kardashian’s Pantry above are listed here).
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Great for making things look pretty and hiding chaotic packaging.
I love the water hyacinth baskets at The Container Store and also woven baskets I have purchased from HomeGoods and Marshalls. These are ideal for dumping kids’ snacks and snacks that are frequently replenished. They look nice, are easy to label using bin clips, and are very forgiving.
Stacking Solutions |
Stacking bins and boxes are great for making snacks and smaller items easily accessible. I like the bamboo stacking bins and the Linus pantry bins from The Container Store.
Oxo Stackable Canisters |
Great for keeping foods fresh and the design of these pantry canisters means they stack neatly on pantry shelves (and each other).
They are available in tall, short, and round styles. They have options for white and stainless steel options. I’ve linked sets from different retailers below because they’re the best value, but you can also buy individual pieces.
- Some people love these and others do not.
- Use these for items you buy infrequently or items you always buy (so you can refill them easily. Otherwise, they’ll drive you nuts.
- The cereal keepers are awesome if you always buy Chex. Not so awesome if you change your brands often.
Linus Kitchen Bins |
My BFFs. I use these everywhere. I love them.
Small Plastic Bins |
Great for grab and go “kits”. I also love using these to divide a space in a deep pull out drawer.
Both traditional Lazy Susans and divided turntables are ideal for improving access in hard to reach corners. They hold cans, bottles and jars in place, and make it easy to reach the jar in the back corner with a simple spin.
Big Bins |
Perfect for storing oversized items on the floor. You can find wheeled versions or place on casters/plant rollers. Could hold bottled water, paper products, cookie sheets, or big bags of chips.
Simple, inexpensive way to double your space and avoid stacking. You can finally see what’s in the back row!
Labeling Solutions |
- Stick ons
- Bin Clips
- Paint Pen
- Preprinted Labels
- Custom Vinyl (ETSY or homemade with Cricut cutter)
Before You Buy |
I prefer ordering products for organizing products online as opposed to going to the store. Here’s why: I can have my plan right in front of me, check product dimensions against the plan, and avoid impulse buys.
This has proven to be the easiest method for me. Of course some people love browsing… and that’s ok too. Just make sure you take your plan with you and stick to it!
When you’re ready to buy:
- Roughly sketch each item on your drawing to see what it will look like.
- Double check the dimensions of each product against your pantry plan sketch. Make sure the item you’re ordering will fit on the shelf.
- Add about 1-2″ above each box/bin for easy removal.
- Leave 1-2″ between multiples.
- Don’t forget to double check DEPTH!
- If this feels challenging, watch this how to video to see how I approach this process when I’m working on client projects:
- Add items to your cart one zone at a time.
- Look for coupons and discounts before you place your order. If it’s your first time shopping at a retailer, you can usually get a discount or coupon by signing up for their mailing list.
(If you’re shopping the Container Store, you can sign up for their POP!Rewards program here to receive a discount and a welcome gift!)
Next Up | Installation
Next week I’ll share some tips for installing + styling your pantry once all your organization products are ready to go.
This is where the magic happens… and I’ll be sharing some pro tips you won’t want to miss.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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