Organized Pantry

Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend?  I feel like it’s been busy, busy lately but all good things like birthdays and sports and fun things for the blog!  You guys might laugh at me, but one thing I did on my birthday was organize my pantry! What can I say?!  I just finally couldn’t take the mess anymore! Our pantry serves double duty as dry food storage, entertaining and decor items, and it’s where all the cardboard boxes and recycling lives before it makes its way to the bins outside. After the holidays and a few parties, it was overflowing and it’s been a couple years since it got a major clean out!

I also recently partnered with Brandless, an online market with hundreds of everyday essentials and when my package of goodies arrived, I wanted to have a specific place for everything.  I’m super excited to share Brandless with you and why I love it and you will too (hint; everything is just $3. The products are safe and healthy for your family, and every time you place an order, Brandless donates a meal through Feeding America to someone in need). But first, let’s bask in a freshly organized pantry (and hope it stays that way)!

Similar BasketsGlass JarsPlastic ContainersCan Displays

Coming from a small townhouse with zero storage, I knew when we built this house that one priority would be ample storage!  Our pantry is 9×6 with five shelves and even a place for an extra refrigerator if we ever need it.  It’s super tall and I’m super short, so I do need a stool to reach the high things!

V-Neck Pocket Tee • Modern Skinny Jeans •  Flip Flops

I started decanting my items as a way to keep things organized and pretty. It’s a little more work on grocery shopping day, but it makes storage and organization easier since all of your containers are the same (or at least similar) in size and you can see just how much pasta and quinoa you actually have!  And I keep bags and packages of things in the big glass storage jars.

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organized pantry

ApronSimilar BasketsGlass Jars • Plastic ContainersCan Displays

When organizing this go ’round I moved the cans down a shelf, mostly for aesthetic purposes. Because they last longer, I don’t think that cans need to be at eye level. The pasta sauce is important, but it’s the trail mix and snacks we’re reaching for the most.

 

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organized pantry

Tea Kettle • Slow Cooker •  Fast Slow Pro

We’re lucky to have the space to store all of our entertaining items, decor and some appliances in one, easy to reach, location. I grouped my serving pieces by color family for quick grabbing when decorating for a party or loaning them out! The appliances are on a lower shelf and easy to grab and put away after use! We’ve recently been using the Fast Slow Pro in place of our Crockpot, so maybe in future Pantry Organization posts that will be completely gone!

I also grouped all the coffee/tea/cocoa needs in one location and can easily move the whole basket over by the coffee maker in the kitchen and back to its home in the pantry when we’re done!

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The glass jars help corral less frequently used bags and boxes and other loose items. I don’t label my containers because I’ll frequently change out what’s in them and that’s one less step!!

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The Brandless packaging is also really appealing. It’s simple and lets you know exactly what you’re getting! Yes, I like the look of decanting my grocery items but for the stuff that stays in a a box the Brandless packaging is right up my alley!

Everything at Brandless is $3. Yep, you heard me right- EVERYTHING is only $3 and sometimes 2 for $3- like the Gluten Free Mac & Cheese.  Brandless makes all your everyday essentials including non-GMO food, snack food, personal care products, cleaners, vitamins, just all the goods.

Kidney Beans • Black Beans • Fig & Thyme Crisps • Tomato Basil Hummus Chips • Cheese Crackers

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These snacks are so good and made with the good stuff – and NOT the bad!! Many are organic, fair trade, kosher, gluten free, vegan, and more. These hummus crisps are quite tasty as well! We served the Crushed Pepper & Truffle Oil Popcorn at Jordan’s birthday party!

With a busy family and one picky eater, finding healthy versions of what they like is important and that isn’t always the cheapest route. Brandless was created with the idea of “no one should have to choose between what matters to them and what they can afford.” Isn’t that amazing?!

Jordan loves the applesauce pouches. I’ve lined them up for her right within reach. Notice there’s only one left by picture day because of how quickly she went through these!!

Brandless also gives back, which aside from all the other benefits you’ll find with this company, that’s really my favorite part of being involved with them. For every order you place, a meal is donated to people facing hunger.

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ORGANIZED PANTRY

And now that the pantry is all clean and organized, let’s hope I can keep it that way!  Have a great Monday friends!

Big thanks to Nicole Young for these awesome photos of the pantry space!!

And to Brandless for partnering on this post! 

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37 Comments

  1. Jenny
    February 26, 2018 / 8:08 am

    Great post! Are your shelves custom built?

    • Megan
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Yes! We had this space built when we built our home!

  2. Rachel Steck
    February 26, 2018 / 9:19 am

    I love it!!

  3. Michelle
    February 26, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Your pantry looks amazing!! #goals
    I’m excited to try out Brandless, as I am trying to make the switch to all organic and healthy. Thanks!!
    Happy belated birthday, btw! May the year ahead be blessed!

  4. February 26, 2018 / 10:03 am

    How do you keep track of all the different pasta cooking times since you have decanted them?!!

    • Megan
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 1:50 pm

      If I need to keep the label, I cut it and tape it to the bottom of the jar!

    • July 11, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      I cut the name & cooking time off bag.UBDate & place at back of container facing out

  5. February 26, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Our pantries are similarly laid out, though I think mine is more narrow. I love that you put all of your entertaining items in there. Mine is mostly organized, but there are some things thrown in that I maybe need to find a better home for when I get around to doing a pantry clean out! I love decanting things as well.

  6. Gail
    February 26, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Love the organization! Are the shelves lined?

    • Megan
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      I have a couple shelves lined with cork paper from the container store!

  7. Dawn
    February 26, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Wow I love all your space! And Jordan is adorable!! Love to see pictures of that personality shine through, it makes me miss the days when my girls were that age. 🙂

  8. Faith
    February 26, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I love an organized pantry- thanks for the inspiration! What color are you wearing in the Tory Burch sandals?

  9. CampDallas
    February 26, 2018 / 11:51 am

    The organizer in me loves this post…but the mama in me REALLY loves that sweet black and white picture of Jordan hugging you!! Oh, my word…a forever imagine for sure!

  10. Dana Longwell
    February 26, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    LOVE your pantry and adorable JOrdan

  11. Sheri
    February 26, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    I love your pantry! Definitely #goals.

    One question for you. I’ve always wanted to empty things out into matching containers but how do you remember how long each type of pasta cooks for? I hate having to cut the instructions and/or serving size out and tape it to the outside of the container…it just looks ridiculous! Thanks!

    • Megan
      Author
      February 26, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Oh that’s a great question! If I need to remember, I cut the package out and tape it to the bottom of the jar! Or I google!

  12. February 26, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    #Pantrygoals. But really! I’ve been wanting to check out Brandless for a while now, too. Love the concept!

  13. February 27, 2018 / 3:12 am

    loving it!!!

  14. February 27, 2018 / 7:18 am

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! I love how well those giant jars fit all of the packaged stuff. We have a small house and don’t have room for anything like this but I try to do my best with what I have.

  15. Teresa
    February 27, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Love that idea!

  16. Southern & Style
    February 27, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    This is seriously my dream pantry! Right now we have a few shelves in a kitchen cabinet that do, but they aren’t great. When we build our forever home, a big pantry with storage for serving dishes and appliances is a must!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  17. Sarah
    February 27, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Looks great! But me thinks its highly unlikely outside blogland ??

  18. Rachelle
    February 28, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Looks great Megan. I would have swapped the shelves around though with the glass jars where the pasta etc is & the pasta above that, only because I couldn’t be stuffed stepping on to a stool every time I need to reach into a jar, the pasta containers are easier to reach & pull down if higher. Pantry to dream of though. Great job on a painful but rewarding job x

  19. Heidi
    February 28, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Where did you find the beautiful step stool?

    • Megan
      Author
      February 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

      Hi! It’s from Homegoods!

  20. March 3, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Love your organized pantry and the size of your pantry! A little jealous. Lol The snacks look really good. I love finding new snacks that tastes good plus are good for you.

  21. Amy
    March 5, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    Looks perfect! Where are the containers from?

  22. Heather Myers
    March 8, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Amazing ❤️ I love all things organized 🎀

  23. Erica
    August 7, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Where did you get the metal mesh bins that you put chips in? And the tiered trays for cans?? 😀 Trying to get organized!

    • Megan
      Author
      August 7, 2018 / 8:31 pm

      Hi Erica! Those are both The Container Store finds. 😉

  24. Debbie
    August 20, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Hello! Your pantry is stunning. Love how you organized it. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your pantry? I am currently working on plans for a remodel of a hall pantry. Thank you!

  25. Lisa
    January 3, 2019 / 5:49 am

    Megan, this looks so great! I am lucky enough to have a large pantry too, but it tends to be a catch all for everything. I’m curious to know where you keep things like extra paper towels, plastic ware, lunchboxes, stand mixer? Do you put cereal in the plastic containers? And are all the plastic stackable containers from The Container Store?

    • Megan
      Author
      January 3, 2019 / 7:16 am

      Hi Lisa! Great question! Our paper towels and lightbulbs are in the mudroom cabinets across from the pantry. James’ lunchbox is in his backpack. Plastic wear (we don’t have much) is in the bar area drawer. Cereal is in the boxes in the cabinet above the stove so it’s most handy- I also keep my protein pancake mix, peanut butter and syrup there. We are fortunate to have tons of storage in this house. I think most of the containers are from The Container Store or Target.

      • Lisa
        January 24, 2019 / 7:54 am

        Thanks for the info! One more question…I love how your decor items are out on the shelves. I have a lot but they are mostly packed up in boxes/bins. How do you keep them from getting dusty?

        • Megan
          Author
          January 24, 2019 / 9:53 am

          I’m sure they do get dusty! 😉

          • Lisa
            February 7, 2019 / 7:47 am

            Well they look beautiful like that! Love it…it’s been a great inspiration for my pantry!

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