18 Organization Tricks to Make Your Pantry Feel Twice as Big

Never lose your favorite spice blend behind your boxes of cereal again.

This kitchen closet is responsible for a lot of storage. Probably the most in the entire room, actually. So it's safe to say everyone probably feels like they could use a little more space for canned goods and snacks. Good thing these tricks will deliver just that.

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Pantry drawer
IKEA Hackers
Pop in drawers.

How to get to the stuff that inevitably gets pushed all the way to the back of the pantry? Follow the lead of and add drawers.

Get a similar look: pull-out drawer ($60, )

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Hang a shower organizer.

Though it seems like a surprising addition to your pantry, found that a shower organizer makes a great produce rack.

Get a similar look: shower caddy shelves ($24, )

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Pantry Storage
The Social Home
Stack flat plastic containers.

Flat containers stack easily to take advantage of every bit of space in a pantry. uses the containers to store grains, breadcrumbs, rice and nuts.

Get a similar look: clear food containers with lids ($20, )

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Worthing Court
Put lids on the door.

If your pantry is big enough to hold all your pots and pans (lucky you), use the door for savvy lid storage. Suzy from shows how the creative person behind this idea utilized the lid handle to keep items in place — genius.

Get a similar look: wall-mounted lid rack ($15, )

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Make Bake Celebrate
Keep packets in one spot.

Toni at used sink caddies she found for less than $2 and velcro to create wall organizers made for flimsy packets that would otherwise get lost in the chaos of this closet.

Get a similar look: clear sink caddy organizer ($7, )

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I Heart Organizing
Stash a crate under the shelves.

All it takes is a wood crate and wheels to make under-used floor space work way harder. Since this storage is harder to get to, Jen at keeps things like reusable totes in it.

Get a similar look: unfinished wood crate ($21, )

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pantry organization
Sew Many Ways ...
Use zip ties for utensil holders.

If you store less-frequently-used cooking utensils in your pantry (think a meat tenderizer), take advantage of the loops on the end to hang them on hooks. As Karen from discovered, they're still easy to find when you're in a rush making dinner.

Get a similar look: color zip ties ($5 for 250, )

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Classy Clutter
Invest in clear containers.

Don't hunt through mountains of cardboard boxes. Instead, follow the lead of and take a few minutes to transfer ingredients and snacks into clear canisters so you can skip reading labels – and inspire a uniform tidiness. Plus, you'll keep mice away from your cookies and crackers.

Get a similar look: clear food storage containers ($30 for 20, )

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The Whoot
Add Lazy Susans.

Show us an organization problem, and we'll show you a lazy Susan. The corner in your pantry usually ends up being the black hole where cans or bags go to be lost forever — but when you install spinners in this space instead (as shown on ), nothing will be forgotten again.

Get a similar look: bamboo turntable ($13, )

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The Kim Six Fix
Hack IKEA boxes for canned food storage.

Those stylish boxes with label holders from IKEA are a favorite in offices everywhere. But found when you cut a hole into one of the sides, you can stack canned foods by category (tomato sauces, vegetables) without lifting a lid to retrieve 'em.

Get a similar look: small storage box with lid ($19 for 4, )

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A Savory Feast
Use slim bins to store more.

Jenna from moves dry goods into tall, skinny containers. In these containers, you can pack more items onto the shelf. Plus, these matching storage bins look way more organized and orderly compared to your usually multicolored chaos.

Get a similar look: dry food containers ($19 for 2, )

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11 Magnolia Lane
Make your own chip hanger.

You've probably passed by these nifty racks in the grocery store — but they're just as handy at home and will only cost you a few bucks. Christy from added the rack to her pantry to create this chip hanger.

Get a similar look: 12 clip hanging rack ($22, )

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Domestic Imperfection
Sneak spices into wasted space.

That area between the end of your shelf and the door frame shouldn't just be for show. Ashley from found that narrow cubbies fit snugly there, and are the perfect size for your paprika and garlic salt shakers.

Get a similar look: mesh organizer ($7, )

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Design Dining Diapers
Utilize baskets for stacked storage.

Blogger keeps organization simple with this idea. When you use baskets with labels in your pantry, you can pile items on top of each other without worrying that they'll topple over onto the floor the next time you open the door.

Get a similar look: small wicker storage bin ($9, )

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Pantry Organizing Ideas
Use a hanger for snacks.

This is the ultimate double whammy: Those plastic skirt hangers will make sure your snacks don't go stale, and make extra storage space appear out of thin air. also shows that the same hanger can also keep your cookbook open while you cook.

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Eclectic Recipes
Hang pots on a peg board.

Instead of stacking heavy pots and pans on top of each other (and using up valuable shelf space) just install peg board on a free wall like Angie from . Suddenly your heavy-duty items are on display and easy to grab.

Get a similar look: wood pegboard ($46, )

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Remodelando la Casa
Turn shelves into drawers.

Drawers that pull out (like these at ) allow you to pack your pantry full of food without having to worry about losing your pasta sauce into the far back corner you can't reach.

Get a similar look: pull-out shelf ($40, )

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Pretty Providence
Throw a shoe organizer on your door.

Nope, they're not just for sneakers. found that spices, sprays, and spreads find a home in the different slots and, as a whole, the organizer probably adds at least a shelf's worth of extra storage to your pantry.

Get a similar look: over-the-door shoe organizer ($9, )

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