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The pantry in my house was built with the dimensions of your average coat closet. While this does make for more room than those with pantries that aren’t very deep, it does cause some issues with things getting lost. This is particularly true for smaller pantry items.
Enter our solution…
We put up just your average shoe organizer on the inside door of the pantry. This has been great for us for a variety of reasons:
- It freed up room on pantry shelves, as well as helped us to not lose smaller pantry items.
- The bottom half of the organizer is filled with any of the snacks the kids can have during snack times (apart from refrigerated items, of course). It is not all that full in this picture, but we normally have it full of all kinds of choices. This way, the kids can get the snacks themselves when we annouce that it’s snack time. Plus, they don’t have to say, “Is it okay to have (whatever).” They know what they can have for snack because of where it is in the door organizer.
- I can stick bag clips in one of the holders. What a treat to not have to search for these!
- The top portion of the holder is home to the kids’ medicines. We don’t have enough room in our medicine cabinet for all of our OTC medications. So, we put all of the kids’ medicines (Tylenol, etc.) in the top portion of the holder.
This holder cost us less than $10, but has saved us space and headaches! It definitely helped to organize our kitchen!
I can’t wait to read everyone else’s ideas! We are always looking for ways to streamline. This should be a great themed Works for Me Wednesday!
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