If you ask us, one of the best parts about having developed a whole host of DIY skills throughout our lives is being able to put them to good use in practical ways that make our lives a little easier! Don’t get us wrong; we also love making decorative things that make our home look a little prettier, but there’s just something so satisfying about being able to create something we’ll actually use. That’s part of why we’re always keeping our eyes peeled for DIY ways to organize our house, just like we have been especially hard lately in the pantry and food storage cupboards!
Are you feeling just as interested as we are, if not more, in the idea of finding some DIY organization solutions for your own pantry? Check out this list of 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Magazine holder pasta storage
Like ours, is your family really big on pasta, since it’s so delicious and easy to make? We tend to stockpile packages of our favourite noodles as well, but we find them awkward to store, especially if they’re long like spaghetti noodles. That’s why we were so pleased to come across this very simple idea from Mom With a Prep that suggests putting your noodle packages into a plastic magazine rack that will sit better on the shelf than the packs themselves.
2. Magazine holder for canned goods
Have we actually got you feeling quite intrigued by the idea of using magazine racks to organize things that might otherwise take up too much room on the shelf, but you don’t find that you buy very many packages of spaghetti noodles? Well, if you’re a big fan of canned goods for how easy they are to cook with, then perhaps you’d get along a little better using a magazine rack to store those instead, just like PBJ Stories suggests here!
3. Wire letter basket on the back of the door for loose snacks
In our house, part of what makes the pantry so hard to keep organized is the fact that our kids are always rummaging through the boxes in there for snacks. Sometimes they forget to remove them empty ones and sometimes boxes rip as they’re reaching for packages. That’s why we decided to make things a little easier for them to reach and choose from by making a more easily accessible snack basket! Check out how Unexpected Elegance did the same by affixing a wire letter basket to the back of their pantry door.
4. Pourable jugs for dried goods
Are you the kind of person who likes to keep a lot of nice, easy dried goods on hand for cooking and snacking but you find that part of what makes organizing those things on your pantry shelves is the fact that all the boxes and packaging are all different shapes? Then we think you’ll appreciate the way A Bowlful of Lemons purchased some simple, affordable pourable jugs and filled those with all of their dried goods instead so they could fit them all evenly on the shelf, recycling the store-bought packaging.