I have the worlds worst designed pantry. It’s small, and over 1/2 the space is practically unreachable. It’s deep to the left side, things get lost back there and I never know what I have. I’ve had a few pantry designer come out to give me design plans and estimates. All the ideas ended up taking away a lot of what little space I did have and they were way more than what I wanted to spend.
This summer I finally had it. It was time to do something about this. So while I was painting chalkboard paint on the surfboard for Zach’s birthday party it hit me! Chalkboard Labels!!!
Throw in a few baskets to separate the foods and voila! I have an organized and ACCESSIBLE pantry!
This makes it easier for everyone in the house to find items and know where to put them back!
By putting everything into baskets I can use the dead space on the side and it’s easily reachable now because I simply just have to move a basket or two.
The chalkboard labels were simple.
1. Grab the same number of little wood plaques and baskets. Michaels carries these little wood plaques and they are really inexpensive.
2. Paint each label with chalkboard paint the same way we did the chalkboard surfboard.
3. After they are dry, drill your holes. Make sure they’re large enough for the ribbon or rope to thread through.
I bought our baskets at Target. You can get baskets anywhere. Just be sure to measure your space to make sure all your baskets will fit.
How to organize your baskets.
1. Empty out your pantry.
2. Separate like items. Breads, noodles, breakfast items, and so on. This will give you an idea of what items to pair up in baskets.
I have 6 baskets.
Noodles, Box Soups, and Rice
Zach’s Toddler Food
Breads and chips
Misc. For items that just don’t seem to fall into the other categories.
3. After separating items into each of their baskets make sure you place them back into the pantry so you can see the labels.
And as easy as that you have an organized pantry that cost you under $100!