If your pantry is a scary place where you brace against one heaving shelf to unload your groceries onto another into any nook or cranny between a jumble of spice jars, novelty teas and oversized cereal boxes, you’re not alone.
Pantry organization is big business – you only have to look at Tupperware to know the potential and whilst we know celebrities are humans too, it’s always nice to see inside their worlds.
So thought the team at The Home Edit when she sought their help, and a mutual admiration society ensued.
“When Gwyneth asked us to organize her pantry.... we were like, WE'LL BE RIGHT OVER”Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
The main goals:
- better utilize the door space
- group the most used categories into easy to access bins, and
- use the top shelves for back stock items and lesser utilized canned goods.
Here are our tips to adopt:
1. Use baskets to keep things beautiful
Baskets of all sorts – open, wire, natural and plastic, and all of them beautiful. Stack cans in these for easy access.
2. Decant everything into jars and plastic containers
...that are uniform in shape and size, therefore stackable for most efficient use of space. Add transparent plastic boxes for anything that stays in a packet.
3. Label everything
Right down to including cooking instructions on the label. This way no one has an excuse for not returning things to their rightful place.
4. Make it pretty
Who says you can’t have a beautiful pantry? When things look beautiful you’re more likely to keep them that way.
5. Add a Lazy Susan
What’s not to love?
Have a browse through The Home Edit Instagram feed to get lost in the beauty of organised spaces – great ideas and inspiration for every room in the house.