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20 Incredible Small Pantry Organization Ideas and Makeovers

I’m pretty inspired this weekend to tackle a big project that has been weighing on me for a while. A loooooong while.

It’s our pantry.

It probably couldn’t get much worse right now if I just opened up the doors wide and let some wild pigs have a heyday inside of it.

Instead of looking inside my pantry to check what my family can eat, I live in constant fear that when I open those doors something is going to leap out and try to eat us.

So, in my effort to figure out how to tackle this little cupboard-of-chaos, I took to the web and found all kinds of fabulous tips and stunning pantry makeovers that have me feeling much more prepared to take on this big task.

Sure, it’s easy to keep your pantry organized if you have a huge walk in, or a butler’s pantry. But we have a 24″ wide by 24″ deep by 60″ tall space. And it has to fit all of our food. I really don’t have room in any other cupboards for food to start spilling over.

{Okay, well, I may have devoted one entire drawer to my tea-obsession, but that’s a whole other issue.}

Anyhow, I decided to focus my “research” efforts on small pantry organization ideas and makeovers, since that is clearly what we are dealing with here. A small pantry.

And I’m hoping it is soon a small-beautifully-organized pantry.

20 Incredible and Inspiring Small Pantry Organization Ideas and Makeovers at thehappyhousie.com

I hope you find these posts as inspiring as I have -they are chock full of awesome ideas, helpful tips, and beautiful inspiration!


How to Build a Customized Pantry at The Handmade Home


Pantry Reveal and Organizing Tips at Nina Hendrick {Everyday Enchanting}


Pantry Re-Organization at 11 Magnolia Lane


How to Organize Your Pantry and a Pretty Pantry Makeover at Classy Clutter

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Super Thrifty Frugal Pantry Organization at Blesser House


Labeling the Pantry at Delightful Order


Pantry Makeover at Two Twenty One


Pantry Organization Makeover at Mom Endeavours

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5 Steps to an Organized & Pretty Reach-in Pantry at blue i style

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Kitchen Pantry Makeover at House of Smiths


Pantry Organization – The Next Level at Sunnysideup Blog


Chalkboard Labels for the Pantry at Shanty 2 Chic


New Pantry Organization System at Design, Dining, and Diapers


Pantry Makeover at Stacy Risenmay – Not Just a Housewife


The Pantry Project at Birgit’s Daily Bytes

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A Pantry All Prettied Up and Organized at Organizing Made Fun


How to Organize a Kitchen Pantry with Free Printables at Just a Girl and Her Blog


Pantry Organization at A Bowl Full of Lemons


How to Organize Your Pantry with Labels at Making Home Base


Small Pantry Organization Ideas at Clean and Scentsible


Amazing, right?

What can be done with a small pantry with some organizational tools and labels?!?

Plus a little good old fashioned elbow grease and a few hours of time.

Did you find a little inspiration? Pin it to remember it!

20 Incredible Small Pantry Ideas & Makeovers at thehappyhousie.com

Well, wish me luck on my task this weekend! I hope to have my pantry less resembling a war-zone and more resembling one of these inspiring small pantry makeovers by the end of it!

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  1. I saw a lot of ideas – but very few for all the canned goods – I buy by the case when veggies are on sale 2 or 3 for $1.

  2. I hate my pantry but I don’t think I could ever get it to look nice, it’s a skinny room with bad shelves on one side, it really does not have hope☹

  3. I really like the ideas. Thanks for all your research. Unfortunately, I saw only a few ideas for “small” pantry organization. Despite having mentioned not having a walk in pantry, most of these ideas are for a larger pantry. Thanks again for your efforts. A small pantry these days is probably unheard of. Love your blog!

  4. AMAZING inspiration Krista! Thanks for sharing the panty from my previous house! I have to tell you that it was easier for me to keep it organized than my larger pantry is now! I’m finding more space doesn’t always mean easy to keep organized! I’m working on mine too and you have given me so many great ideas with this post. Loved it! Happy February cutie! xo

    1. Hi Erin!
      You did such a fab organizing job in your old ‘small’ pantry! I loved it! Of course, your new pantry is absolutely drool-worthy. If I ever build, I want a butler’s pantry like yours!! Have a great week!

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