Kitchen and pantry organization using Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart products.
Kids are back in school, and I was motivated to organize my kitchen and pantry drawers! My kids practically lived in the pantry during the summer and were constantly snacking. The pantry drawers were very organized at the beginning of the year, got a little worse during the school year, but now it’s a hotmess after the summer break. Snacks aren’t organized anymore and put in random drawers, and when things aren’t organized, it’s harder to find things. I also have four junk drawers, and it’s filled with a hodgepodge of stuff. It needed some help! When my pantry and kitchen drawers are organized, of course, it’s prettier to look at, but it also gets you in a better mood. 😉
Check out this blog post I did in January! You can look back at pictures of when my drawers were organized. Those Better Homes & Gardens products at Walmart worked so well, but I knew I needed a lot more dividers, baskets, and containers! Off to Walmart I went!
pantry – food drawers
I’m going to start off with the food drawers that contain our snacks, bread, cereal, etc. Here’s a before picture of one of the drawers. I could barely even open it there was so much stuff crammed in there.
Here’s an after of that drawer! Adding those cane baskets made such a huge difference! That drawer was the messiest. There were a lot of bags that I had to throw away! A lot of stuff gets hidden at the bottom when things aren’t organized.
Here’s another drawer where I used expandable drawer dividers. I kept the ramen noodles on the left, apple sauce in the middle, and oatmeal/snacks on the right. I kept all the granola bars and smaller snacks in a long bamboo container.
Below is the cereal and bread drawer, and it only had one basket in there. That one basket wasn’t big enough for all our bread. The kids would just throw it in the drawer making it look messy, so I added three more cane baskets in there. Now I was able to separate the types of bread we had.
1. pizza crust, tortillas, thin bread
2. loaves of bread
I put the marshmallows and graham crackers in their own basket, so it’s easier to find those items when we have a s’mores night. Then I took the cereal out of the box and put it in a rectangle container.
The chips and crackers are in a separate drawer, and I separated the two by using these bigger baskets. My kids can easily grab snacks on the go! I placed already opened chips and crackers in these food storage containers. Love how these are stackable!
I hate to admit it, but I have four junk drawers. There was a point this year where it was somewhat organized, but you know, life happens. 😉 Here are three of the drawers, and organizing the junk drawers took me the longest!
This long drawer didn’t have any sort of organization in it. Pretty much we would just throw stuff in there if we didn’t know where else to put it. I wanted this to be the craft drawer, so I used two of the 5-piece organizer sets to separate the pens, pencils, erasers, markers, crayons, glue, tape, candles, etc.
Now lets move on to the other three junk drawers which are smaller drawers. It’s the top three drawers in the image below.
I grouped one drawer for tools (garage stuff), one drawer for batteries and cards, and the third drawer for electronics. For the tools drawer, I used an expandable organizer.
For the batteries, cards, and other random stuff, I used a normal flatware organizer. Those long skinny compartments worked perfectly!
For the electronics drawer, I used some of the pieces from the 5 piece organizer set.
I love having these food storage containers for my baking ingredients like sugar, flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, etc. My next project is to make labels for these!
When you’re in the process of moving in, one of the things you have to consider is where to put your flatware, kitchen utensils, measuring spoons/cups, and other kitchen gadgets. The location has to make sense. For the two kitchen drawers on each side of the range, I have one drawer with random gadgets. I used the expandable dividers and smaller container that comes in the 5 piece organizer set.
On the other side of the range, I used the 5 piece organizer set.
For our flatware drawer, I used the expandable organizer.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and motivates you to organize your pantry and kitchen! Gosh, it feels so good to have these areas organized! Now, let’s just hope it stays like that. 😉
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