14 Unique Pantry Organization Ideas for Your Spring Cleaning Fix

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Our favorite pantry organizers and pantry organization ideas to tidy up your home.

wooden pantry spice and food pantry organizer ideas

Learning how to organize your pantry is a no-brainer with these ideas! 🤩

We found the most clever and useful pantry organizers to easily elevate your space. Come see our simple and unique pantry organization ideas!

1. Have all your tea in one place with this compact tea organizer.

tea bags organized in stand up plastic organizer on counter

Love drinking tea? Those bulky boxes of tea bags don’t deserve to take up the valuable retail space in your pantry. Instead, scoop up one of these double-sided compact tea organizers! It can fit 80 or 120 bags depending on which one you buy and it’s so compact, it’ll fit seamlessly anywhere on your pantry shelf or in the smallest of cabinets.

2. Store vertically, not horizontally with these adjustable pantry organizers.

cutting boards and baking pans standing up on vertical pantry organizer

YouCopia StoreMore Adjustable Bakeware Rack$18.99 (regularly $19.99)

You’ll be able to store everything from baking sheets, cutting boards, pizza stones, and more with this sturdy pantry organizer! What sets this pantry organization idea apart from others is that it takes advantage of vertical space making pantry shelf ideas endless!

Hip Tip: Our team’s favorite chemical-free cookware and bakeware comes with its own vertical storage organizer!

3. Have your to-do lists easily visible with space you won’t be using in your pantry.

back of cabinet doors with chalkboard paper and grocery lists

Stick this handy chalkboard paper on the back of cabinets, pantry doors, or empty wall space. It’s going to be the perfect place to organize your menu for the week, groceries you need to pick up, and other weekly to-dos.

4. Think outside the box and use magazine/file holders for your produce.

row of onions squash and potatoes on shelf in labeled wire magazine holders

Think outside the box with this brilliant pantry organization idea! Thanks to one Instagrammer, we’re realizing just how easy it is to make room for so much more food and it’s truly perfect if you tend to buy smaller quantities of perishables, too! We even saw something similar from The Pioneer Woman, so we don’t think you’ll need much more convincing to grab a few of these baskets. 😏

By using some thinner and taller containers like a magazine or file holder, you’ll be able to maximize your food storage tenfold. Plus, there’s no denying it looks so sleek and gorgeous! Bravo, HomeSort! 👏

5. Maximize every inch of your pantry with this behind-the-door pantry storage solution.

woman looking at jar of food in front of behind the door pantry organization idea

While there are many ways to make your pantry clutter-free, we couldn’t love this ingenious invention more to really maximize your space! Best of all, you’ll be utilizing what you might not have even thought of as unusable space before! This shelving unit hangs right on the back of your door hinges and is entirely customizable to fit any door. 🙌🏼

Plus, you can customize the shelves so that even if you need a place to store crafting or gifting supplies, such as tall wrapping paper or bulky ribbon, you can tailor the shelves to your needs!

6. Keep the mess of plastic bags concealed with a plastic bag organizer. 

white plastic bag holder on wall

Spectrum Diversified White Plastic Bag Holder – $11.48 (regularly $13.81)

Plastic bags are handy to have around whether you use them as bathroom trash bags or to stash stuff before running out the door. By adding an organizer to the back of a cabinet or on the wall, you’ll have a clean and stylish place to store them when they’re not being used. Best of all, the organizer we love is slim enough for even the smallest pantries.

7. These can organizers are perfect if you’re looking for a more affordable solution.

various cans of food on stainless steel wire rack sitting on island in large pantry

SimpleHouseware Stackable Can Rack Organizer – $24.97 (regularly $32.99) 

Maximize your space for canned goods with these functional and super sturdy can organizers. They’re also stackable which means there are tons of possibilities & configurations to fit everything you need and then some.

Our Hip sidekick, Madison, says her mom has a similar can rack organizer which is slightly less on Amazon!

“My mom loves her can organizer! She just puts the new cans in the back so the freshest ones roll to the front. It also looks very professional in an everyday pantry and is great for soda in the fridge, too!” – Madison, Hip sidekick

8. Whatever pantry shelf ideas you’re considering, make sure these water bottle organizers are one of them.

hand pulling water bottle from clear organizers

Scoop up a pack of these pantry organizers that hold up to three bottles per row if your family is constantly battling the cabinet full of reusable water bottles! Or they also make stackable singles if you only have a few bottles to store. They’re perfect for all your water bottles and even wine too! 👏

Even better, if your New Year’s resolutions also mean you’ve acquired one too many reusable water bottles, they even offer a slightly larger water bottle holder which can hold up to 5 bottles per row! And yes, those are stackable, too. 😉 Cheers!

9. Style & function meets pantry GOALS with these stunning pull-out racks.

wooden pantry spice and food pantry organizer ideas

Buy them on Etsy – $56.25+ 

If you don’t mind splurging on some pantry organization ideas that will last for many years to come, then these handmade pull-out racks will be the modern touch you’re looking for! 🤩

Easily install them in your cabinet or right on your pantry shelf for everyone to see, because they’re that gorgeous. Plus, you can even reach out to the seller to get them custom sized to your needs. Sweet!

Committed to shopping on Amazon? The Verticle Spice Rack store has vertical acrylic organizers that are the same concept and fit anything from pasta sauce jars to spices!

row of wood spice rack organizers inside kitchen cabinet

“I contacted the seller to see if one of the standard products could be customized for my space. Mike took the time to understand what needed to be changed and even created a prototype to ensure it would work. He communicated clearly, timely, and patiently. I received the products this morning, well packed and the quality of the product is excellent. They are sturdy, slide smoothly, and came with screws for installation.”

10. Elevate your spice jars with matching jars and labels.

spice rack organizer in drawer

To really elevate your new pantry organization, you could grab some matching spice jars and easily be able to keep everything in alphabetical order! 😍 Plus, our Hip sidekick, Angela loves these stainless steel organizers if you’re looking to place these on display in a pantry drawer. Even Good Housekeeping can get behind this pantry organization idea, so you KNOW it’s good!

Hip Tip: See how you can easily make similar, modern labels for your spices! I’m not even a DIY blogger, but this was super simple!

11. Hang any type of broom or mop any way you want with these unique hooks.

brooms hanging up on back of pantry door

These easy-to-hang hooks even go far beyond your pantry! From gardening tools in the garage and cleaning supplies in your kitchen, now you’ll be able to easily hang all your favorite mops and brooms too.

While you’ve probably seen traditional mop holders, these hooks are much more appealing since you don’t need to drill holes and you’ll be able to customize the height and width unique to your own storage needs!

12. Your seasoning packets will have the perfect place with these self-adhesive containers.

clear container with seasoning packets hanging on back of white cabinet

While we’re on the subject of easy-to-hang pantry organization ideas, consider scooping up a few of these self-adhesive bins! You’ll get to use up some of your unused pantry wall space and stash all your seasoning packets and smaller odds and ends right in one convenient place.

Just keep in mind, if you’re looking to hang heavier items, reviewers recommend grabbing some stronger Command strips.

13. Keep all your party supplies & random lids on display and totally organized with this stand-up organizer.

colorful party supplies in organizer on shelf with bright blue wall

Rather than stuffing all those unused party supplies into a random drawer or cabinet, easily store them with this genius organizer! It’s such a simple design, yet goes such a long way and everything will easily be at hand’s reach when you’re about to cut some cake.

blue and green plastic lids in white storage organizer

Better yet, these pantry organizers are also perfect for all your plastic container lids or reusable bags floating around. No more shuffling to find the perfect lid, because this system keeps everything just where you need it.

14. Store your trash cans out of sight with this pull-out under-cabinet organizer.

pull out trash can inside cabinet

Never have a trash bin eyesore in your beautiful kitchen again. With this easy upgrade, you will have a convenient and out-of-sight place to store your trash can while still staying at arm’s reach. Best of all, it’s easy to install yourself in your existing cabinet so there’s no hassle of hiring a professional.

Take on our FREE declutter challenge to get your pantry ready for your new organization buys!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 39

  1. podvintage

    I am really digging the water bottle organizers. I get ALOT of coffee cups and this will really help.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m loving those too! 🙌

    • barbara

      I have one of these and love it

  2. Amy

    Love the water bottle holder! For my spice cupboard I bought this shelf organizer thing years ago that sort of looks like steps and it’s been the best thing. You can see the stuff in the back (top step) and middle with just a glance and it was super cheap. I like using those McCormick grinders so using a typical spice rack isn’t really ideal.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome. Glad that option has been helpful in organizing your spices! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Patricia Goff

      Yup. I got one at a flea market somewhere. It is a homemade wooden one that is painted a pretty blue. Absolutely love it.

  3. Lisa

    Take a look at dollar tree, there’s lots of bins and trays, if you don’t mind fun colors hidden in your cabinets.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the helpful suggestion, Lisa! I do have some of the Dollar Tree bins in my kitchen for organization. 🙌

    • Cherrill

      I purchased some for meal planning. It’s so easy to grab the container and have it all right there ready to go with the exception of meats or dairy that must be refrigerated.

  4. Angela

    I like the magazine racks for produce but have to keep onions away from fruit and potatoes bc it makes them spoil faster

  5. Chrissy Goff

    Why would anybody have that many water bottles? I am lucky if we have two bottles in the whole house. LOL
    My brothers are going to try to make me a behind the door pantry storage. We have so much wood in the shop they think they can make it from scrap wood and then paint it with leftover paint. I can’t wait to see how it works. Thank you.

    • Lori

      Let us know how it turns out. Would love to see pics when finished.

      • Chrissy Goff

        Me too. Still waiting for them to finish it. LOL

    • Katie

      I’m guessing a lot of kids in a lot of sports because that’s a lot of bottles!

    • Lo

      I have a insulated bottle obsession lol. Yes overkill but I have a ton. We have a shop also and my fil does scrap projects. Hope it turns out great!

  6. Patricia Goff

    I have one of those old metal fridge containers from the 40’s or 30’s with a lid. I put the container on the lid and put all my gravy mixes etc in under the toaster oven (under the cabinet). I also have an old wooden seed packet box that I keep some of my packet mixes in too like beef stew mix etc. Love them. I have an old ice bucket that holds coffee filters in them. Love it.

    • Irene (Hip Sidekick)

      That sounds like a great plan, Patricia!

      • Patricia Goff

        I love vintage but I try really hard to find a use for it. I don’t want to be a hoarder. LOL

  7. Jen S

    Marie Kondo would not be happy with the two cabinet-fulls of water bottles. Extremely excessive 😉

  8. Crafty Bargainista

    As I posted the other day, I got something very similar to spice racks posted, but what I got was actually cheaper. Vertical Spice has 3-rack combo for $93.35, where the one listed above is $67.99 per rack. It is seriously well made and has amazing reviews on Amazon (just search for “vertical spice”).

  9. skimperscamp

    Another idea for organizing your water bottles is to use a pretty wine bottle rack. I have been using my wine rack for the larger water bottles.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s so true! I love using wine bottle racks to store items!

    • KellZoll

      Great idea! We have those modular wooden wine racks out in the garage gathering dust.

  10. tt

    I love the idea for the water bottle holders…but I’d need it to fit my starbucks cup collection! If anyone has ideas that work for the venti size in a small kitchen…PLEASE let me know 🙂

    • Jen

      I use an inexpensive over-the-door shoe rack for all of our bottles (family of 5 here). I wish I could post a picture to show you. It has freed up a TON of cabinet space, and we can see at a glance which bottles are clean. It fits various sizes and I’m sure it would work for your venti Starbucks cups. We even have hydroflasks in there!

  11. Nancy

    I love wine racks for rolled up guest towels as well as bottles. I also bought a metal cd holder and painted it and use it to store extra rolls of toilet paper in my bath room…looks really cute

    • Lisha

      If it’s not a bother, would you share pics. I am on an organization odyssey, one room at a time. Keeping the bathroom inviting for guests is on the journey. Thanks.

  12. Jarrod

    For nearly the same price, I much, much prefer my Shelf Reliance FIFO (First In First Out) can organizers. They are durable and rotate the cans for you.

  13. pnwremod

    Look up Home-man Laundry room organizer on Amazon. It is a four-tiered shelf on wheels that works perfectly for canning jars. Able to fit quart and even half gallon jars. I think I figured I can fit 24 quart jars on it. It is flimsy, but sits in a narrow spot so has support on each side so that is not a problem. Spendy, but totally worth the $$.

  14. Patricia Goff

    Wow. I think we only got one water bottle. LOL We just use tupperware and our coffee cups. They fit in our holders. I think they are a waste and more plastic for the land fill.

  15. Jen O

    I use an over the door pocket shoe holder inside my panty and I use the pockets to hold my gravy packets, taco seasoning packets, etc. If it’s a packet, it’s in there. So much easier to deal with and I can find things in a flash. No more digging thru my tiny pantry to find things. I don’t have wall space for the clear boxes to hang on the wall. My pantry is a converted coat closet. So it’s a good option for those of us with no space.

    • Jen O

      That should say pantry, not panty LOL. That would be uncomfortable! Hahaha

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        LOL! It sure would be! Thanks for the update and the fun comment. It sure gave me a giggle! 🤗😂

        I have the over the door shoe holder on my pantry door too and I totally agree! It sure is helpful! 🙌

  16. Denise

    I actually just ordered the drawer spice rack holder from Amazon but not with the bottles, different brand.. (Lynk Professional® Spice Drawer Organizer – Heavy Gauge Steel 4 Tier Spice Rack – Drawer Insert Tray for Spice Jars, Herbs and Seasoning – Kitchen Cabinet Drawer Storage – Silver Metallic, Large $24.99) I honestly was too lazy to buy one with bottles and have to transfer spices into new bottles, I just wanted my different size store bottles to fit – and they did. But – I happened to walk into DD’s discount over the weekend, and was able to buy two of them in rubber which equaled the same size and spent a total f $8 – so I sent the one back on Amazon just because of the price difference. Otherwise if you need to organize your spices in a drawer, I would highly recommend them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing your spice rack holder finds, Denise! Glad you could score such a great deal to organize yours! 🤗🎉🙌

  17. Chrissy Goff

    I have some old crates that I keep in my cabinets that I use to hold all my pan lids. Love it. I keep my tupperware lids in an old seed box too. I love vintage containers and I try to use them whenever possible. I have an old stoneware crock (huge) that I use as a trash can in the bathroom (kroger bags fit it perfect) and an old coal bucket that I use for trash in another one (target bags fit perfect). Quirky but they work. I have an old crock butter churn that I use to keep extra toilet paper in in the guest bathroom. I don’t use laundry pods very often but I do send off for free samples but I keep them in a big old glass jar in the laundry room.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for taking a moment to share how you upcycle items to make useful storage in your home, Chrissy! I love repurposing vintage containers too! 🤗💖

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