As promised, I'm going to show you guys whats in the pantry bins!!! Also, I've provided links to where I purchased everything. Enjoy!
My kids were a huge priority when positioning the bins in the pantry. Kid snacks and drinks are always on the bottom. No more “mom can you please get me a snack?”
Now they just ask for permission to get a snack and they can grab it themselves.
Moving on to the next shelf of bins... But before we do I want to mention where I purchased the bins. It’s a mix between HomeGoods and The Container Store.
The Container Store bins can be found HERE. I ordered the large size.
Ok, moving on... for real this time.
The bin on the left is for all bread items. We typically get english muffins, beagles or raisin bread, a regular loaf of bread and hotdog/hamburger buns. Oh and tortillas! Cause, you know... TACOS! 🌮
The other bin is kinda a catch all bin. It contains muffin and corn bread mixes, pancake syrup, marshmallows, pink lemonade mix, etc. There’s no particular rhyme or reason to this bin. It’s like the junk drawer of the pantry.
The next shelf is my kids favorite section. (Besides the snack bin) The cereal row!!! I purchased the cereal dispensers from Wayfair HERE.
My boys love the dry food dispensers. Easy for little hands to use. They can pick and easily reach their own cereal. When I was online shopping for these, I was torn between two styles. Then I looked at the dimensions and this is the only one that would fit in my cabinet space. Problem solved! (Other opinion found HERE)
I get asked alot about if the dispensers keeps the cereal fresh... Answer - It has the same lifespan as a regular cereal box. The dispensers are just easier for my children to use independently. Each dispenser will fit 1 regular size box of cereal.
The next row is alllll of the containers that hold our most used dry foods. Oatmeal, pretzels, cookies, sugar, pancake mix, raisins, popcorn, etc.
Love seeing everything all at once. Takes the guess work out of making grocery list. No more opening or shaking every box to check the quantity. Easy to see if something is running low and it looks sooooo pretty! Oh and it keeps the freshness longer, that’s important too!
I found these containers on Amazon HERE.
Unfortunately, I don’t recommend the containers that I’m currently using. Only because they are 8 months old and a couple lids have already broken. (And I’m fairly gentle with them) 😢 I’ll be using the rest of these containers until they go to container heaven then I’ll be replacing with a completely different style. #savage
I have to say that they do keep the pantry food fresher longer. Plus for that. Oh and my kids notice and constantly remind me when we’re out of cookies. My little helpers ;)
Above the containers are two additional bins. The left bin contains candy and other sweet treats. (Out of reach for the kids)
The right bin keeps our chips and salty snacks.
Lastly, there one more small bin at the very top. (I have to use a step stool to reach it) It contains all of my Wilton candy melts. I have about 11 bags so they definitely need their own bin.
And that’s it guys! You’ve seen it all.
Just kidding :)
Here’s how I store the canned goods. I purchased the storage rack HERE.
This is a portion of my spice storage area. It’s located in a upper cabinet next to the stove. I used a wooden stadium style extendable spice rack. I purchased it from Walmart HERE. I’ve also seen them on Amazon.
No my pantry isn’t always organized and definitely not perfectly lined up all the time. Nope, not even most of the time.
One of these days I’ll organize my refrigerator. Until then, I’ll just love on my little pantry. 😍
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