Which camp are you in — the “my pantry looks like a tornado blew through it” or “my pantry is so awesome it belongs on Pinterest already?” I fear most of us are the former rather than the latter. It’s just so hard to stay on top of it, isn’t it? Unless you live alone, you have spouses, partners, kids, grandkids, and maybe even the neighbor’s kids rooting around looking for the last Little Debbie snack cake. And, that goes on hour after hour, day after day … until you die. (Cue dramatic music.)
Getting your pantry into Pinterest-worthy shape doesn’t have to be a daunting process and, of course, Amazon is the answer. All you need are some baskets, bins and storage containers and you can whip that space into shape in no time. And, by “whip into shape,” I mean the Little Debbies will never be easier to find. (Side note: It’ll also make it a lot easier for you to find the stuff you need, too.) This list has it all: Small containers, large containers, short, long, lidded, glass, airtight and more. If you’ve ever wished for a prettier pantry, your journey starts here.
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It’s Apples And Oranges For This Basket
The hardest thing for me to find storage for in my kitchen is fresh fruit. Nothing is ever large enough and if you buy more than a few pieces of fruit at a time, you know the struggle. This bamboo fruit basket features a two-tiered (or even three-tiered) design with each level holding more than a dozen pieces of fruit or vegetables.
Why buy plastic when you can have this gorgeous set of nesting baskets that give a very industrial feel with oak wood and silver wiring? Whether you’re storing bottles and cans or potatoes and onions, these baskets feature a sturdy and portable design that you can move easily thanks to the incorporated handles. If you’re thinking of using these for fruits and vegetables, they’ll work perfectly thanks to the vented design.
Hip To Be Square
If you enjoy having snacks on hand (and who doesn’t), this three-piece container set is just what the snack doctor ordered. Made by OXO, this “POP” set is airtight, stackable, space-efficient and even dishwasher-safe, and is designed to keep your pantry clutter-free. Each piece measures 1.1 quarts in size with a button that both engages the seal and doubles as a handle. There’s even a convenient fill line.
In most pantries, cereal boxes take up the most room and they’re all usually different sizes which makes it even worse. These cereal containers put all of your breakfast favorites on a level playing field in evenly sized storage containers. You’ll get a set of three here, each of which holds 135 ounces, as well as a four-piece measuring spoon set, a chalkboard marker and eight reusable labels.
If you’ve ever had coffee go bad, shame on you for a crime against humanity. Keep it from happening again with this 60-ounce large capacity stainless steel coffee container that has a sealed cantilever lid, a transparent window, scoop and date tracker. Stash your beans or ground coffee here and this airtight container will keep them as fresh as the day you opened the bag.
Call it the ultimate storage solution if you want but this 24-piece set tackles everything from flour and pasta to beans and cookies. This set includes containers in four sizes including six each in small, medium, large and extra-large, each with its own airtight, four-sided locking lid. These are made from shatter-resistant plastic and come with free labels, a chalk marker and a measuring spoon set.
Turn It Around
Getting to every last item in your pantry will no longer be a problem with this 10-inch acacia wood turntable, better known as a lazy Susan. (Sorry to the Susans of the world.) This turntable provides 360-degree access to your condiments and spices. If a 10-inch “Susan” isn’t large enough, take it all the way up to a 14-inch diameter if you choose.
What do you do about storing those extra-long pantry items? Pasta comes to mind but that’s certainly not the only thing that has storage challenges. These airtight food storage containers with lids (you’ll get four with one purchase) can stack horizontally in your pantry to tackle the oddest-shaped pantry staples. Like a lot of these options, this comes with freebies including measuring spoons, labels and a marker.
Off The Shelf
How adorable are these tiny pink shelves? This purchase includes two shelves in different sizes that can be stacked or lined up next to each other with uses in the pantry, cabinets, countertop or even refrigerator. These shelves are made of sturdy perforated steel that can withstand a lot of weight. And, hey, if you’re not into pink, choose from bronze, silver or white options as well.
Pick A Side
One of the things I dislike about the typical coffee pod drawers is how much room they take up. This coffee pod holder mounts to the side of your coffee maker or literally any other space of your choosing including walls, cabinets, refrigerators and more. Each row holds five pods and you can expand to include as many rows as you want. Choose from pink or blue (or both).
That’s A Wrap
This wrap dispenser singlehandedly transformed my kitchen because it took my wax paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap and put them all in one convenient bamboo storage box that has built-in cutters. The holder works with rolls less than 12 inches in width and comes with 21 label stickers so you can identify the contents of each slot. Put it in a drawer or hang it on the wall for the ultimate in space-saving design.
Go For A Spin
If you’re serious about your coffee pod storage, this carousel holds up to 35 of your favorite pods in a convenient rotating design. Compatible with K-Cups and situated in a modern, black powder-coated design, this carousel looks great on your kitchen counters or stashed away. This measures in at only 13 inches in height and seven inches in diameter, it rotates 360 degrees so you can grab your tea, coffee or cocoa with ease.
Caught In The Cookie Jar
Have you ever been caught with your hand in the cookie jar? This large, five-quart cookie jar offers airtight storage for cookies, pretzels and other snacks with a pop-up button that’s used to open and close the jar as well as serve as a handle to remove the lid. The flat back allows the jar to sit flush against the wall and the large opening is perfect for — you guessed it — putting your hand inside.
The Spice Of Life
I have a small obsession with spice storage and I am swooning over this glass and bamboo set that includes 14 jars, lids, and reusable labels. You can see everything clearly from these clear jars and the airtight rubber seal ensures that they all stay fresh. Each jar holds six ounces and is made from strong borosilicate glass that won’t crack or break if dropped.
Make The Rounds
We’ve had storage containers and jars of all shapes and sizes here but these round glass storage jars might be among my favorites. This four-pack features 24-ounce jars with airtight bamboo lids perfect for storing and preserving everything from flour and sugar to coffee and jams. These jars are more heat-resistant than normal glass and give you a dry, sealed environment for bulk storage.
When did storage crates become so cute? The folding storage baskets collapse when not in use and can be color-coordinated for the ultimate in organization. You’ll get all five baskets here in shades of blue, yellow, green, pink, and orange that are wear-resistant and have sturdy handles for pulling on and off of shelves. The small size won’t take up a ton of room either.
Only some of you will appreciate this handy tea storage but if you’re one of those people, be prepared to have your life changed. I love to have a variety of tea bags on hand but storing them can be a pain. This tea crate has six compartments inside of a locking box that has a clear cover for easily identifying your favorites.
Secure The Bag
This reusable, collapsible grocery shopping bag isn’t so much about pantry organization as it is about grocery organization for all of those things you’ll throw in your pantry later. This is a large, heavy-duty, structured tote in a cute navy stripe and comes in both 20-liter and 30-liter sizes as well as insulated and non-insulated options. Choose from nine different colors and patterns.
Like A Moth To A Flame
Part of keeping your pantry looking good is keeping it clean and tidy. These universal moth traps are specially engineered to lure all common moth species whether in your cabinets, storage rooms or pantry. Potent pheromones invite moths in and then — ahem — won’t let them go. Each trap lasts up to 90 days and is non-scented and installs easily with adhesive strips.
Blow Your Stack
These stacking wire baskets remind me of an extra spark plug market where everything is polished to perfection and stacked just so. This set of two includes baskets that measure 13-ish inches by eight inches high, giving you plenty of room for produce, kitchen accessories or any other items of your choosing. Stack them or place them side by side and identify them by personalizing the black metal label.
What’s long and skinny and just the right size for things like spice jars and kitchen utensils? These metal farmhouse basket bins can be used side by side and combined with other bins to create the perfect storage solution — even on narrow shelving. This includes a set of four with a wire grid design and easy-carry handles for moving from the pantry to the table and back again.
A Mixed Bag
Remember that wrap organizer from a few products above? Meet its organizational “cousin” — the bag storage organizer. This bamboo box has room for four sizes of bags from snack to gallon, eliminating the paper boxes that rip so easily. It comes in four finishes and fits perfectly in a drawer, pantry or mounted on a wall. You’ll get label stickers, too, so you can customize your box.