Dec 28, 2017 Décor

Easy Kitchen Pantry Storage Ideas for a Snack-Friendly and Clutter-Free Zone

by Hadley Mendelsohn

Though style and function are runners-up, cleanliness is the number one kitchen priority. And maintaining a hygienic space that looks and feels fresh requires keen organization. This is especially true when it comes to the pantry. How are we supposed to keep all our canned goods and snacks tucked away neatly or beautified if on display? The advice "divide and conquer" has never been more helpful. It's all about shelves, containers, drawers, and wall units. Whether you have a walk-in pantry or you're looking for more cabinetry and shelving, these 17 kitchen pantry storage ideas for every budget are the solutions you've been looking for. Click through them to shop your way to a clutter-free kitchen pantry.

Williams Sonoma Navarro Wine Storage ($745)

With extra drawer space, a built-in wine rack, and shelving, this handsome storage unit has a lot to offer. You can also customize it to your space since the base cabinet piece comes with add-on hutches for you to use as you need. We also love the ash wood grain, which will blend in nicely while adding a touch of sophistication.

CB2 Dip Black and White Large Canister ($30)

Whether your pantry has its own room or you simply use an open shelving unit in the kitchen, these graphic matte canisters are a chic way to conceal and display your coffee, tea, nuts, and more.

Williams Sonoma Swedish Shelving Corner Unit ($10)

If you don't have built-in shelving, don't worry. A simple corner unit shelf system is a simple fix. This one is super durable, and it's easy to expand so you can adjust the size according to your needs. And one day, if you no longer need it in the kitchen pantry, move it to the laundry room or bathroom.

Home Essentials Gold-Tone Wine Rack ($15)

Not all of us are blessed with beautiful in-house wine cellars. And even if we were, we'd probably still want to show off our wine collection with this geometric, wall-mounted wine rack.

Home Decorators Collection Hampton Harbor 4-Door Tall Cabinet ($199)

As you probably already know, more storage options open up useable space and minimize clutter. If you don't have built-in cabinetry in your kitchen or pantry, this classic 4-door cabinet will be a game changer, allowing you to hide away stored food. The white finish makes it super versatile, and we can see it blending in with a variety of environments.

Honey-Can-Do Square Storage Jar Set ($35)

Instead of keeping your flour, sugar, coffee, and more in their original packaging, store them in these chic jars. This will open up prime real estate inside your cupboards for unsightly snacks. An airtight lid ensures the food being stored will stay fresh. Glass bases allow you to see when it is time for a refill.

ClosetMaid Pantry Cabinet ($70)

If you like the idea of using a tall cabinet as a makeshift pantry, this is another stylish option that's a bit plainer than the other white piece. Super simple and practical, this wooden pantry cabinet has two fixed and two adjustable shelves for all your canned foods, cleaning supplies, cookbooks, and other essentials.

Spectrum Diversified Ellipse Fruit Bowl With Banana Hanger ($17)

Don't have enough surface space for a fruit bowl on the counters? Opt for a hanging version instead. Aside from solving your space concerns, it will introduce some interesting dimension for a contemporary edge in the kitchen.

CB2 Wall Mounted Bar Cabinet ($299)

Speaking of limited surface space, don't forget to utilize your walls. This wall-mounted cabinet raises the bar, big time. We love the wood grain and gold accents. With two doors revealing ample storage, this is the ideal piece for all your bar essentials, especially if you have a small kitchen.

CB2 Coltrane Smoke Canisters ($10)

Add an air of glamor to snack time with these smooth, smoky gray glass containers. Though they're perfect for the kitchen or pantry, we can also imagine them in the bathroom. We'll let them duke it out.

Threshold Windham Wood Top Kitchen Cart ($125)

For both additional storage space as well as countertops, opt for this kitchen cart. Though slim in size and simple in style, it offers some pretty transformational benefits.

Martha Stewart Collection Stockholm Lidded Canisters Set ($52)

We love how these porcelain-lidded containers boast a more old-school whimsy with the cobalt blue leaves floating on a crisp white hue. They'd bring a nice contrast to a modern pantry, through they'd look just as nice in a traditional space.

Piet Hein Eek Philips Cabinet ($3400)

Created with metal-framed doors that were found a junk pile in Eindhoven after being tossed out by the Philips electronics company, this sleek cabinet proves that one person's trash is another's treasure. For storage with chic, industrial flair, look no further.

Le Creuset Glazed Storage Canister With Wooden Lid ($60)

Make your kitchen pantry a little more cheerful with this bright cherry red storage canister. It's topped with a tight-sealing beechwood lid so you can stack a few of them, and the dense stoneware body will regulate the temperature of the contents and block moisture.

Vintage Revolving French Countryside Bookcase ($120)

When in doubt, get creative. We've found that bookcases actually turn into great makeshift pantries when you want something unique and less cookie-cutter. This rustic white bookcase revolves too so you can easily scan the shelves for potential snacks.

GwG Outlet Wood Metal Wall Strong Rack ($99)

This wood-and-metal wall rack is sturdy and functional while also adding a cool, industrial touch to the kitchen. Place your kitchen utensils or snacks in the baskets, and then hang linens or cookware on the hooks.

Vintage Faux Bamboo Open Bookcase ($1890)

If you like the idea of using a unique bookcase as a storage unit in the pantry or kitchen, this faux bamboo won't let you down. Painted in a robin's egg blue with soft distressing at the edges, it exudes a calming energy for a peaceful kitchen atmosphere.

How do you keep your food organized and fresh for a clutter-free space? Share your kitchen pantry storage ideas with us or find more here.

Opening Image: Elizabeth Roberts