If you are running short of room in your food cabinets, make the best of your limited space with these DIY pantry organization projects!
Skills Required: Beginner to Intermediate. Most of these pantry storage ideas are simple enough for beginners (with no experience!), but there are a few building projects that are a little trickier.
I was just looking at my food cabinets and realize we have a major problem. And by “we” I mean “me.” The cabinets are messy and I have several cans of chicken stock and packages of bread crumbs . . . because I can’t see what I have, so I buy new.
New food items, cleaners and other supplies that I don’t need. Rather than stocking up constantly, I’d love to get some pantry organization going ASAP. A lot of times it’s not about having more space, but using the space you have well.
If you agree, then you’ll love these 15 DIY pantry organization projects. There are a lot of tips and tricks to getting the most out of your space if you just scroll down!
Pantry Organization DIY
Learn how to organize a pantry with all of the smart ideas below! You might be able to use one, two, or all of these ideas. I can’t wait for you to see them. Keep scrolling!
Lazy Susan Pantry Rack
Add a lazy susan to the pantry to help you see what you have in one quick spin. (Photo credit: Better Homes & Gardens)
For quick and easy cleanup of your pantry, go clear container crazy and add labels with a clear label maker.
Pantry Organization with a Shoe Holder
Pantries are always full of small items to organize. A clear shoe organizer is an awesome tool for holding those items and seeing what you have. (Photo credit: Better Homes & Gardens)
Soup Can Organizer DIY
This is the perfect budget way to organize cans – with recycled soda fridge packs and Mod Podge.
Find out how to do it at Then She Made
DIY Pantry Storage in Bushel Baskets
Amanda uses a variety of bushel baskets and metal bins to hold like items and cut down on the number of boxes on the shelves.
Learn more at Burlap and Denim
Use chalkboard labels to make sure you know what is in each container – and they can erase when you change what’s inside!
Photo courtesy of Simply Fabulous Living
Pantry Soup Can Rack
Cans take up a lot of room in the pantry. Free up a ton of space with these easy-to-follow building plans.
Pantry Shelving Unit
You can make a custom shelving unit with these simple plans – perfect for hanging on the wall and getting items off the shelves.
Organizing Snack Chips Board
Missy decorated this board with clothespins so that she could hang chips and other treats. They are easy to see and grab!
Find the step-by-step at Lookie What I Did
Wood Crates Pantry Storage
This idea is awesome for using valuable floor space – add rolling labeled crates to your pantry organization.
Organize Your Plastic Wrap
Store your various rolls and wraps in a converted Sam’s Club box. This tutorial is so easy and budget friendly.
Find the step-by-step at RiverCliff Cottage
Pantry Organization on a Budget
Turn your wire shelves into solid shelves with foam core and drawer liner. No more bottles tipping over or little items falling through the cracks!
Pantry Door Organizer
Whitney built this amazing spice rack and foil/baggie holder – this DIY pantry storage is one of my favorites! Especially because you can use the same idea to customize the size for your own items.
Pantry Storage with Tags
I love the way that Amber organized her pantry and made it fun to “shop” – with a painted wall, pretty organizers and vintage tags. She’s got the tags available for download, too!
DIY Pantry Organizers
These were created for the laundry room, but think of what you could do with these dollar store bins in the pantry!
If you love these DIY pantry organizing ideas, I’d love for you to visit some of my other favorite organizing posts: