Now I know it’s not the thing to compare ourselves to a false visual of perfectionism on social media. But, I personally think an exception should be made when it comes to organization. I mean, there are some pretty sexy pantries out there. So here are 5 ways to make a Pinterest Worthy Pantry yourself!
I put mine to the test to see if I could muster up the skill, talent and yes courage to have a Pinterest Worthy Pantry and here’s the results with a few lessons I learned along the way!
First of all, the whole point of taking on the task of organizing is to live a better life. Otherwise, we’d call it cleaning. Yes we’re tossing the old and expired items and wiping the shelves but the art of organizing goes a bit further. The end goal is efficiency and to accomplish that you need to use a method or system. Keep that in mind as we continue.
So take everything out and see what your space really looks au’naturel because it will spark inspiration.
#1 Tip: Beautify. I highly recommend adding wallpaper to the back or line the drawers. There is something to be said about when a space is beautiful, you’re more likely to keep it clean. So we’ll use this motive in every detail.
#2 Tip: Categorize. Really think about your daily life and the items that usually get pulled at the same time. For example, my daughter typically has oatmeal, chocolate milk and her probiotic for breakfast. So I created a “breakfast” category and placed these buddy items next to one another for ease and connivence for our family. Keep that in mind for a few shelves.
#3 Tip: Label. I decided to think outside the box and put labels on the back of my pantry so when an item is pulled, you know where it goes back to. I also added labels to the fronts of some items using the draw and cut feature from my Cricut. I mean, if you’re gonna attempt a Pinterest Worthy Pantry having a Cricut on hand only makes sense.
#4 Tip: Containers. Here’s the rule of thumb on containers. If the food is pourable and looks like a raw ingredient, use clear containers. If the food is in weird wrapping or branded packaging, best to hide behind a ceramic or opaque container. And of course choose containers that are beautiful and match your personal home style. I chose to go with a bit of a coastal vibe for our pantry and mixed several different containers to achieve the look, none of which were expensive. (pat on the back)
#5 Tip: Be Creative. Every pantry is different so it’s hard to be specific. But add height so you can see two layers of ingredients (I just flipped a long container over) or even a beautiful book end to separate items. Remember, it’s a pantry. There are no rules.
Pretty soon you’ll be done and instead of staring at Pinterest Worthy Pantries and #pantrygoals you’ll have one in your very own home!