Using Drawers to Organize Pantry

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pantry drawersOur pantry shelves don't go all the way to the floor, so there was a lot of wasted space that could be used. I bought a few plastic drawer sets and adjusted the shelving so that the drawers fit underneath. I use the drawers for items like bags of beans, granola bars, and microwave popcorn. It makes snacks more accessible to the kids and is a great way to organize items that don't stand up or stack well.


Most of the drawers are labeled. The two drawers with Post-its on them are for "rotating items", such as the last few juice boxes from a larger package. By having a few drawers to catch the lasts of things, you can free up space for the full replacement.

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January 28, 20130 found this helpful

This is a wonderful idea. I'd like to try this in my own pantry. Sure uses up that extra space in a efficient way and keeps things organized.

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June 20, 20130 found this helpful

Love this idea! although it wouldn't work in my pantry I am going to use the idea in my linen closet.

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June 26, 20181 found this helpful

Great idea. I did that in my coat closet, to house rarely used kitchen items. My pantry shelves go down pretty far, so i put wheels on a wine crate.


I store boxes of kcups and back stock of jars of condiments. Every square inch counts!!

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June 26, 20180 found this helpful

A great idea for any room. But a word of caution. Microwave popcorn is THE most unhealthy thing you can eat. Pop it yourself.

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July 1, 20180 found this helpful

We all know this. There are tons of things that are unhealthy. Moderation is everything.

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January 12, 20201 found this helpful

I do this in my coat closet. The set of 3-drawers pictured in the middle is the one that I use to store our cold weather basics. I put a cute label on each drawer, indicating what's inside each: Hats, Gloves, Scarves.


I love knowing that when I buy a cute pair of gloves, it's going to be around for a long time and not missing its mate within a month. This is also nice because the items inside stay dust-free.

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