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Pantry Storage

By Edited Mar 21, 2014 1 2

Pantry storage can be an important part of a kitchen design. Many kitchens have less storage than a person could want. Adding a pantry, whether it is a simple shelving system, a small closet, or a large room of shelves connected to the kitchen can help with food storage.

A pantry organizer can be a standalone cabinet that is designed for kitchen storage, a self built system, or simple can holders which can be placed on a shelf. No one kitchen storage organizer will work for everyone, but there is a system that will work for everyone. The trick is figuring out which cabinet organizer will work for you.

A pantry planner is a good way to begin. A simple list of what you use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis will help you to determine just what sort of pantry storage that you may need. Once you have a list of all the food and paper products that you use, sit down and start figuring out which of the many kitchen storage options will work best for your situation.

If you have a door that can be used a pantry door organizer can a little extra storage space. These racks simply fit over any door, and can hold a number of different items. These won't work for bulk storage but are good for things that are used often. This is the most basic type of pantry organizer that you can get.

As you start going through the various pantry storage ideas that can be used to hold your food, paper products, pans, and spices it should not take too long to figure out which type you'd like to have. There are wire baskets and shelving units that are adjustable and can be easily installed. These units are pretty versatile and will work for cans, potatoes, and most of your dry goods.

Some simply pantry shelves can be installed inside your pantry to increase the storage space. They can be simple wood shelves which are held up with brackets, wire shelves, or baskets. Wood shelves are durable, last for years, and are pretty easy to install on your own. Solid shelves, wire shelves, and baskets can be mixed and matched in a pantry just like they can in a closet.

A pantry storage cabinet is not a separate room but is a large cabinet that can be placed in a convenient location in, or near, the kitchen. These units hold a surprising number of items and have a number of design features. These can be simple and small units or large and complex. The type you get will depend on your budget and the amount of stuff you want to store. These cabinets can be open, closed, or on wheels. If you get a wheeled unit be sure that it has a wheel break so that it doesn't take off and take out a wall or something. These free standing pantry shelves are a good alternative when the kitchen is small or doesn't have a good place to build a large pantry.

Regardless of how you decide to go, you should give it some thought. This is not a cheap home upgrade and will be something that once you finish you'll be stuck with for a long time. Get yourself organized, get your cans organized, and get your paper towels organize.

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Comments

Oct 25, 2010 4:46am
JoSwann
Pantrys are great - keep your food cool and store all that amount of food. Great article!
Jan 20, 2011 1:59pm
Lynsuz
Just couldn't function without a pantry.^^
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