Array
Organizing

7 Ways To Organize A Small Pantry

No space? No problem! You can still squeeze in a pantry even in the smallest condo kitchens.

Shares
Photography: Ian Magbanua & Paolo Feliciano (Main Photos)

Pantry, food storage, larder—whatever you call it, there’s usually not much space for it in our kitchens! Ideally, a pantry, which is a space where packaged or dry food, groceries, dishes, and other utensils are kept, should be in a floor-to-ceiling cabinet or in an entire room. But who has the space for that, especially in out small homes and condo units?  Here are some Instagram ideas that will inspire you to create your own mini-pantry at home!

Slide in, slide out

One of the best alternatives to a floor-to-ceiling pantry is a slide-out pantry. If you're going to have one customized at modular kitchen makers, have them install wire organizers or shelves so that your food items and other paraphernalia can be accessed easily.

Maximize a corner

The corners of cabinets are usually forgotten, but this designer made the best out of a tight space by making the pantry shelves wrap around the corners to accommodate plates and other dinnerware.

Use door-hung wire racks

Don’t forget to use the back of the door of your cabinets! Hang wire organizers where you can store your bottled spices, dry vegetables, and canned food. You can buy wire organizers like these at most major home depots.

Occupy a dead space

There is usually a very thin sliver of a space in between your refrigerator and the wall that just accumulates dust. This homeowner made the best out of that tiny space by having this pantry squeezed into that otherwise awkward area.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Use freestanding shelves 

If you don't have enough space for a pantry cabinet, you can use multi-tiered shelves to contain your condiments, vegetables, and small appliances while saving on precious countertop space. You could tap Neo-Craftsmiths Manila to make custom kitchen tables and shelves.

Do a wheelie

Pullout pantries with wheels or casters are super-handy, because you can just drag your ingredients to where you’re prepping or cooking. You can also create one by asking your friendly manong to attach store-bought casters onto a freestanding island or side table.

No budget? Try plastic drawers

For those of us don’t have the budget to have customized kitchen cabinets and wire organizers, affordable, freestanding plastic drawers can do, and could be bought anywhere from SM Home and Ace Hardware to Muji. Choose those that close tight to keep pests at bay, and opt for clear or translucent plastic so you can see what’s inside.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Done with KonMari? Here's Where You Can Donate Old Clothes and More

Make someone else happy by donating your pre-loved items!

7 Ways to Use Hooks Around the House

From organizing the kitchen to displaying your favorite plants, your pack of hooks can go a long way!

How to Correctly Clean Kitchen Counterops and Other Surfaces Your Child Touches

Your kitchen countertop is one of the dirtiest surfaces at home

Start The Year Right With These Decluttering Tips

Achieve a cleaner and brighter home with these handy hints

Sagada's Newest Art Hub Is a Sanctuary in the Mountains

It is called the Dogo Siwang Art Hub

You'll Feel Right at Home in This Hotel in Pasig City

We're definitely going back!

Welcome Prosperity and Positive Vibes Into Your Home with Feng Shui

Improve the positive energy in your home with these friendly reminders

Kids Can Enter Ayala Museum For Free This Weekend

Don't miss out on this!

Turn Your Bedroom Into A Comforting Space with These Colors

Sweet, calming, and neutral colors are our top picks!

Your Ultimate Guide on Choosing The Right Kitchen Tools

Shopping for appliances is really about making the right decisions

7 Beautiful & Peaceful Staycation Spots in Tagaytay

From cozy B&Bs to luxurious hotels, we give you a roundup of some of the best places to stay in for your next trip to this vibrant city

Family-Friendly Neighborhoods In and Around The Metro

These developments will help you make sure that you and your family live a peaceful lifestyle
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!