Pantry Organization Tips {Guest Post}

No need to stress over a messy pantry! I’m here to offer up a few pantry organization tips to help bring your house up to tip top shape.

Pantry Organization via Nutmeg Nanny

If you’re anything like me your pantry is usually a disastrous mess.  In my dream world I would have a huge pantry that would let me walk in, take a seat and admire all my nonperishable goods. Sadly in my real world my pantry is small and crazy deep. It’s made from a metal rack I bought at the store and hangs out at the top of the garage stairs. It’s great because it’s not far from my kitchen but sucks for the times when I’m trying to carry something down to my garage and I have to sorta side squeeze between the pantry and the wall…all while attempting to not miss the first step.

If anyone want to give me the house and kitchen of my dreams I’m open to taking gifts…

Pantry Organization via Nutmeg Nanny

So I finally decided it was time to get my butt in gear and get my pantry organized! Since it hangs out in the stairway I wanted to make sure my open products (oatmeal, corn meal, pasta, etc.) are stored in airtight containers. So I reached out to my friends at OXO and asked them to help a girl out! They were amazing and sent me an array of goodies!

Pantry Organization via Nutmeg Nanny

I really wanted to get all those half open boxes in my new airtight containers so that is the first thing I cleaned up. I added my orzo and pastini to some of their smaller containers and used their biggest container to store all my random bags of grains and rice.

Now I don’t have to worry about little creepy crawlers getting into my open packages. Which I realize sounds gross but lets face it, it’s a serious concern.

Pantry Organization via Nutmeg Nanny

I also wanted to make sure my random containers of corn meal and oatmeal were sealed up tight. I do not go through that stuff a lot so it can go stale if it’s not stored properly. Plus those little containers hold WAY more than you think they will. See that little container of oats there on the right hand side? That my friends is OVER 4 cups!

OXO really knows the way to my airtight organization heart.

The last thing I made sure to do was turn all my labels out so you can see what its the pantry. Since my pantry is so deep you have to layer and stack in order to use your space wisely. Just don’t get crazy with the labels and go all Sleeping With the Enemy on me.

Pantry Organization via Nutmeg Nanny

Want to hear more? Maybe see a fun new way to store your measuring spoons? Click on over to TidyMom to see the whole post! 

Disclosure: I was graciously gifted the OXO products talked about in this post. However, all love for OXO is true and 100% honest. 

20 Responses to “Pantry Organization Tips {Guest Post}”

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    Heather at Basilmomma — April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I SO need to do this. This looks like my pantry!

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    TidyMom — April 23, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I need to get some of those containers for our pantry, I have bags of dry goods in XL ziplock bags and it’s a mess!

    Thanks for guest posting today Brandy!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 10:59 am

      Thank you for having me! Those containers are amazing and I’m so glad my pantry is now in order 🙂 I love that I can actually find everything I need!

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    Brenda@SugarFreeMom — April 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I can shamefully tell you I have left opened Ziploc bags in the pantry and have had countless number of spills because of my disorganization! It’s embarrassing. I need some of these containers! Your after pic is melting my heart, I so want mine to look like that!! My before would be much worse looking!

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    Samantha — April 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I need to get a move on about organization. not just my pantry, but my entire life! Love OXO!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Getting new storage containers is like Christmas morning. I love the feeling when you are all done organizing an area. Great post!

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    Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — April 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Great tips!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — April 23, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Organizing my pantry has been put off for way too long. I feel a bit more motivated now after seeing how well organized yours turned out 🙂

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    Lora @cakeduchess — April 23, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Such cool organizers from OXO and a wonderful guest post idea for TidyMom-thanks for sharing some tips with us!!

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    Ginny McMeans — April 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Love this post!!! You give lots of good advise.

  10. #
    Erin — April 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Will you come down mine? It is a crazy disaster right now! Great tips

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — April 23, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for all the great pantry organization tips! I recently cleaned and re-organized mine but still need to do a little reworking of things. I’m inspired to get in there and finally finish it up!

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — April 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love those OXO pop top containers, too! They’re so fantastic for stuff you get in and out of often. There’s nothing like wrestling with a tupperware lid to get to your flour when you need to dust your work surface!

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    Joelen — April 23, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I am in love with OXO pop top containers and have several in my own kitchen to store the numerous gf flours I have on hand. Love your before and after tips – now I feel like reorganizing my own kitchen a bit! {And buying more OXO pop top containers lol!}

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — April 24, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Love the organizers- my pantry is completely full too!

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    Angie — April 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I have so many of those OXO containers. They make life so much easier!

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — April 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I love seeing before and after photos of organizing efforts. You did an outstanding job and I’m so glad the OXO products were so helpful for you.

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    Dawn Lopez — April 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    This is SO cool, thanks for sharing this guest post and awesome ideas. I am moving soon and really want to get off to a good start.. esp. with kitchen organization!

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    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — April 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

    I need to organize my pantry so bad! I just painted it and then let it go to chaos all over again!

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    Marly — April 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Love these getting organized tips!!

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