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    Updated on Jan 13, 2020. Posted on Apr 22, 2018

    17 Organizing Tricks You Need To Try If You're Obsessed With Pinterest Pantries

    Here's how to take advantage of every square inch of space you have.

    1. Store your staples in air-tight jars so nothing dries out and everything looks uniform.

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    You just can't knock a classic. Use a label maker to make things even clearer.

    Get a 12-pack of mason jars from Amazon for $18.02 and a label maker for $6.

    2. Or stack your staples in rectangle containers if your shelves are taller than they are wide.

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    They may not be as tight as those fancy bail and trigger jars, but they make great use of space and are super affordable.

    Get a 50-pack of containers from Amazon for $17.99.

    3. Group items in broad categories — such as snacks or baking — either on shelves or in clear bins so you aren't hunting for the sugar up top and the vanilla down low.

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    Using bins is actually genius because you can just bring the entire baking bin to the counter. That way, you won't have to go back and forth between the pantry and your workspace just to keep the kitchen organized. It's so user-friendly!

    4. Glue small clips to a thin piece of board (or the wall!) and hang your single-portion chip bags.

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    No more rustling to find the last bag of barbecue chips!

    5. Turn the pantry door into a command center to truly take advantage of every inch of space.

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    Hang a few hooks if everyone is always looking their keys. Keep the mail in a mesh basket if you're sick of seeing the pile on the kitchen counter. Or write appointments and activities on a joint family calendar if everyone's schedule is crazy hectic.

    6. Or hook your foil and plastic wrap off the inside of the door to make your most important supplies easy to access.

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    Measure the boxes and hang the hooks horizontally on the door so they hook onto the roll.

    Get a 12-pack of these hooks from Amazon for $6.

    7. Print labels out on clear sticker paper so you aren't confusing the flour for the sugar.

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    This way, you aren't relying on your own calligraphy to make your containers look nice — just a pretty font. Plus, when it comes time to reallocate the containers, you can just peel the labels off.

    Get an 8-pack of sticky paper from Amazon for $9.40.

    8. Stick an adhesive shelf liner behind your shelves to add some color to your pantry.

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    Shelf liner is way cheaper than wallpaper, but creates the same effect.

    Get 60-feet of liner from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in nine colors).

    9. Install sliding wire drawers so your kids can easily reach their favorite snacks.

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    Get the sliding drawers from Target for $12.99.

    10. Store your produce in file holders to take advantage of vertical space.

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    That giant produce bowl is taking up space on the counter that you could be using for the actual cooking. Plus, fruits and vegetables give off gases that spoil one another so keeping them separate is a much better idea.

    11. Decorate tins with uniform labels to store spices and hang them on magnet strips.

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    The tins look so much prettier than the bottles your spices came in and they keep your spices fresh for way longer. Air, light, and humidity are all really bad for spices and these tins will keep out all three!

    12. Stock rarely used items in baskets on the top shelves that you can pull down when you need something.

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    Clearly label everything in the boxes so you don't need to pull them all down to find what you're looking for. Oh, and keep a step ladder nearby.

    13. Use Lazy Susans in pantry corners so the space doesn't go to waste.

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    Lazy Susans are also a great option for spice storageif the tins aren't your thing,  because you can spin them around to find what you need. Get one like these from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    14. Stow grocery bags in mailing tubes if you don't want to shell out for fancy dispensers.

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    Mail tubes are literally a dollar at the post office and you can fit a ton of bags in there.

    However, if you want something a bit more sleek, you can get a wall-mounted grocery bag dispenser from Amazon for $14.97.

    15. Flip your wire shelves upside down so your cans will always roll to the most accessible point.

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    Just hang the shelves on a slant so the cans roll forward when you remove one. Actually genius!

    16. And stick wine crates on casters to use every bit of space below the shelves.

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    If your local wine store doesn't give out wine crates, you can buy pine boxes from Ikea for $5.99.

    17. And add shallow shelves to your pantry, so you can see literally everything at a glance.

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    If you're going for a total redesign, a set of shallow shelves are the way to go. You can see everything at a glance so you never buy white rice twice, you can always find the jar of coconut oil you're looking for, and you aren't knocking things over to grab the can of chickpeas in the back of the shelf.

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