Our pantry was getting way too full and disorganized, so I decided it was time to clean it out.
I found some clear glass jars for rice, oatmeal and flour at Home Sense.
I have a separate baking cupboard for sugar, vanilla, baking powder, soda, chocolate chips, etc. but I wanted extra large jars for things we use lots of.
The clear plastic containers have pasta, quinoa, cornmeal, croutons, raisins, nuts, etc. They all have seals for freshness. They are also from Home Sense and they range in price from $4 to $8.
The big baskets are great for organizing all of the smaller items such as fruit cups, granola bars, crackers, etc.
The one on the top shelf has plastic utensils, plates, napkins, etc.
The baskets were a steal at Canadian Tire for 75% off. I think they came out to around $3 each. I'm kicking myself for not getting a few extra.
These Rubbermaid cereal bins are great because the jumbo sized cereal boxes don't fit on these lower shelves - they're too tall - but these containers fit perfectly. I like to have the cereal right at my kids level so they can serve themselves breakfast. I picked them up at Costco last summer.
The organizer in me wanted to label everything, but I decided not to because I have a tendency to change my mind every once in a while. Okay, all the time. And I want to be free to switch things around.
I also put a holder on the wall for the broom so it no longer falls out on you when you open the door.
So much better...