Styling Tips for a Pinterest-worthy Pantry
A disorganised pantry is no one’s idea of a good time. Avoid this kitchen nightmare with these simple styling tips that promise to transform your messy pantry into a Pinterest-worthy paradise.
Making the most of your kitchen goes beyond cooking every night and cleaning up afterwards. It’s also about maximising your storage and mastering the art of organisation, removing at least one of the stressors from our day-to-day lives.
If your pantry is a messy mix of old ingredients and pegged packages, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together our top styling and organizational hacks for transforming your pantry into a Pinterest-worthy paradise.
Ditch the old ingredients
To start afresh, we first need to consolidate. Remove all of your existing pantry items and lay them out on the kitchen bench or table. Seeing everything spread out in front of you will help you decide on what should stay and what should definitely go.
Organise what’s left into categories, which could include spices, grains, cereals, tinned food, condiments, dressings and sauces. When putting everything back in your pantry, store items together in their respective categories — you’ll thank yourself later when you can find exactly what you need, every time.
Opt for glass jars and canisters
For a stylish pantry that looks like it should take pride of a place on a Pinterest styling board, decanter your loose ingredients into glass jars and canisters. Clear jars not only offer a uniformed, streamlined look, but are also great for quickly identifying exactly what you need.
Every Caydon apartment includes a thoughtfully designed kitchen, with abundant storage and multi-shelved pantries that make the process even easier.
Similar sized jars and storage vessels can also be stacked easily and will further maximise your storage space, too.
Make friends with a label maker
There are some tricky kitchen items that look very familiar. Salt and sugar. Plain flour and self-raising flour. Pasta and its gluten free counterpart.
To avoid a cooking mishap, label your storage jars with aesthetically pleasing and uniform labels. When replacing an ingredient, be sure to refill its allocated jar — this is especially advisable if someone in your home has a specific dietary requirement or allergy.
A spice rack is a wise choice
Cooking with spices is one thing, storing them is another. A spice collection can quickly spiral into disorganised madness.
We recommend storing them lined up on a spice rack in clearly labelled canisters. Never again will you have to fuss over where the smoked paprika is kept when a recipe calls for it.
Invest in produce baskets
Neatly store potatoes, onion and garlic in separate baskets in your pantry. Using uniform sized baskets will enhance a streamlined styled look while reducing clutter.
Adding a series of baskets to a pantry shelf is similar to creating a makeshift drawer — only with vegetables instead of clothing inside. We recommend styling with wire baskets for a contemporary look while offering the convenience of seeing its contents.