Stackable containers let you store everything from crackers to oats to pasta in plain sight. Designed for modular stacking, the square and rectangular shapes make storage a snap. Speaking of “snap,” sealing them couldn’t be easier — just push the button for an airtight seal. To open, push the button again. It pops up and becomes the handle. Genius. Tip: Use these anywhere in the house you need storage, from wrangling hair bands in the bathroom to corralling those unruly binder clips in your desk drawer.
Easy View Cabinet Organizers make all your cans and bottles visible, eliminating the eternal question, “Where did I put that can of tomato sauce?” The organizer also takes the frustration out of creating a shopping list. By making your food visible, you know instantly what you need and avoid duplicating items you already have. The expandable version lets you adjust the size to fit your needs. Bonus: Keeps smaller items like extract bottles from getting lost in cabinets or falling through wire shelves.
Steel manufactured storage equipment has been used by the commercial cooking industry for years, but your home could benefit from these sturdy storage options as well. Rolling kitchen carts let you take the storage where you need it. Perfect for holding big items like your stand mixer, extra paper towels or cases of water, it gives your kitchen an industrial edge that says, “I cook like a pro” even if you don’t know a chinois from a chiffonade. Tip: If you’re low on cabinet storage, Metro also makes baker’s racks that come with hooks, letting you hang your utensils and pots.
Shelves That Slide
With sliding pantry shelves, gone are the days of shuffling food to reach the one ingredient you need at the back of the pantry. These gliding shelves from the ShelfGenie Classic Series are made of eco-friendly Baltic birch wood and can hold up to 100 pounds when fully extended.
Pocket Organizers started life as a shoe holder; but hang it on a pantry door and you can achieve instant organization nirvana. Store boxes of tea, envelopes of gravy mix or anything else that piles up in the corners of your cabinet (or falls through your wire shelves). The vinyl is easy to clean by wiping with a damp cloth. Tip: Hang another in your hall closet to tame mittens, dog leashes and kids’ clutter.
Maxed Out Cabinets
Make the most of your cabinets with base pantry organizers. These organizers slide on rails, which can be fitted to right- and left-hand doors. Basket positions let you further customize your storage, making space for bottles and jars or giving you a place to store foil and plastic wrap. Finally, you can get to the items at the back of the cabinet without having to pull out everything in front of them.
Usually found in commercial kitchens to house everything from bulk foods to appliances, the InterMetro Kitchen Shelves from The Container Store will lend an industrial appeal to your pantry. Whether you store these steel shelves inside a closet or out, you’ll have plenty of space for all your pantry staples. Each shelf supports up to 300 pounds and is adjustable.
Whether you’re building or renovating, or just want a fully customizable pantry, consider a full panty organization system. They have full-extension drawers in solid beech so you can access every dish towel, root veggie or can of stock. Mullion doors hide less display-worthy items without completely blocking the view.
See Through Storage
Have high pantry shelves or just crave a more organized appearance for your foodstuffs? These Linus Pantry Binz from The Container Store do the trick. Translucent containers with built-in handles neatly store everything from packaged goods to produce.
Wowed With Wicker
We’re going wild for this super organized butler’s pantry by Emily Dinwiddie of Eleven Gables. Wicker baskets in various shapes and sizes conceal everything from boxes to bags to beverages. The rest of this room functions as a laundry room, craft center and wrapping station, so functional and pretty storage is paramount for Emily’s large family.