By Ashley Stewart
This post was written to contribute to the topic of In the Home for the What Lola Likes blog by Ashley Stewart of OCD AZ. All facts, opinions, and professional tips are Ashley’s.
Pantries are the most requested spaces to have organized. They are one of the most frequently visited spaces in the home and without any order, can easily get out of control. When organizing pantries for my clients, I like to create a space that not only functions well, but looks good. These are my favorite go-to products.
I love to use clear containers for snacks and baking ingredients. Things just look so much better when they are out of bags! Tip: add the expiration date on the back of the jar.
Lazy susans are an absolute must in a pantry. There are a variety of styles like this one here. We use them for oils/vinegars and condiments but my favorite pantry hack is using the divided lazy susans for snacks and bars. They are a great way to maximize your space.
I always like to use cereal dispensers when possible. Getting rid of the boxes reduces the bulk on the shelf as well as allows you to see how much cereal is left in the box. No more buying extra at the store…no more waste.
A common thread of organizers is baskets. We all use them. Why? They are the best way to contain your items and give that store like feel. I use baskets for just about everything: food, party supplies, medicine, etc. With so many options available, you can find a style to go with your home aesthetic.
With an organized pantry, your family will know where to find things and (the best part), where to put things away. With these suggested items you can create a pantry that functions for your entire family while looking beautiful.
Born and raised in Arizona, Ashley Stewart created O.C.D || Organize. Create. Design in 2015 with the goal to create spaces for people that work, and continue to work. A business owner since 2001, Ashley orchestrated over 100 weddings, mastered the perfect cookie and changed the way people feel about organization. Ashley balances time with her family and giving back to the community, volunteering at Hospice of the Valley’s Sherman Home and the Make A Wish Foundation.
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