I have been in major nesting mode getting ready for the twinsicles arrival this spring. Life has been crazy, too. We moved into a new house in the suburbs – talk about a major change. This gave me the chance to throw out so much stuff crammed into our 900 sq ft NYC apt. Wowzers, I collect a lot of stuff. Once you throw things out, you literally feel lighter. The pantry is one area I vow to keep super organized in our new house. I went to Container Store and redid our pantry with the Elfa storage system. This is one of my favorite systems – it’s sturdy, you can see everything, and it really maximizes your space. Here are the other essentials you need to keep your pantry super organized.
- Oxo Pop Containers – $99 at Williams Sonoma – these clear containers keep food airtight so it lasts longer than leaving it in a regular box. Plus, they are BPA free. I label mine so staple foods like almonds and quinoa stay in the same container.
- Elfa storage system – prices vary at Container Store – visit any Container Store with some photos and dimensions of your space and they can literally turn a basic closet into an organized, usable space.
- Water Hyacinth Bins – $7 – 17 at Container Store – I love these bins. They keep items like paper towels and dish cloths organized and out of sight.
- Williams Sonoma Canisters – similar $99 for a set of 3 – ideal for items you use everyday like coffee and tea and ok, I will admit the occasional cookie.