Organized Life Design presents…drum roll please…the Best Pantry Organization Projects of 2017! We have had the busiest year yet. These amazing projects and clients really take the cake. It makes the anticipation of what’s to come in 2018 even more exciting!
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Many of our organizing jobs are featured on Instagram but it seemed fitting to collect some of our best projects in one blog by category. With Miriam joining the team this past fall, we are now committed to showcasing more drool worthy organizing jobs in 2018. And just so you never miss a chance to ooh and ahh over each perfectly placed pencil, make sure you are signed up for the Organized Inspiration Newsletter! (Surely an annoying pop-up has requested your email by now? Promise you will never consider it clutter in your inbox!)
2017 brought us offices, pantries, closets, garages, playrooms, bedrooms, utility and laundry rooms to organize. Our clients were moms, newly married couples, business owners, the fairly organized and the incredibly unorganized. We whip your space into shape then our goal is to create a system to help you stay organized long after we apply the last label.
Basically, hiring a Professional Organizer is like hiring a Personal Trainer but for your LIFE. Think of us as a Jillian Michaels type – we kick your butt into losing 100 pounds (of stuff) then send you off into the world a changed person. 😉
As reality has proven, you don’t lose the 100 pounds and then the hard work just stops. It takes discipline to stay in shape as much as it takes discipline to keep your life in order. But that’s where we come in! Sometimes you will need a refresh or a few extra sessions down the road but living organized is truly a lifestyle. Trust us when we say it’s worth it. It’s worth the hard work to be able to enjoy the other parts of your life. Just like the hard work is worth it when you can fit in your favorite jeans and feel like Heidi Klum on the runway!
Food is life. Pantries are accessed everyday, several times a day. This space also requires the most upkeep because every time you go to the grocery store, you will need to tune up the storage. Labeling and weekly maintenance key to keeping your pantries photo worthy!
West University Pantry
This sweet family had a darling toddler and a new baby on the way. We needed to make the pantry easy for mama to cook weeknight meals. Our favorite White Bin Clip Labels on large Water Hyacinth Baskets were the perfect choice for this open shelf area. Topped off with custom hand-lettered labels by yours truly. 😉
We kept most perishable items on top in Open Stackable Baskets followed by the most used supplies such as sandwich bags and foil. Then came our grains and pasta finishing with the toddler snacks in kid-friendly Clear Handled Storage Baskets.
Not only does mama easily find ingredients but now the oldest child can reach her snacks too!
Conroe Pantry Perfection
This large walk in pantry reinforces that everything really is bigger in Texas! Although without a plan, disorganization can take over any space. With a new baby in a new house, this family needed rescuing!
After trying every airtight container on the market, it’s no competition with the OXO Pop Canisters. Then of course our faithful large Water Hyacinth Baskets with White Bin Clip Labels. When it comes to larger items, such as paper towels, we choose a similar style but larger footprint like these Hogla Storage Bins.
A baller Label Maker (that’s right, label makers can be BALLER) can turn a cardboard box into a storage container. And we always recommend the Expandable Linus Organizer Rack for oils, vinegars and cooking sprays.
When you separate everything into categories, it’s easy to see how much you have in stock. We used easy access areas to store weekly needs and the less convenient space behind the door for back stock and monthly items.
Northside Baker’s Pantry
It’s easy to become friends with our clients. When you work side by side on an impactful and intimate project, you learn so much about each other. This client and project was no exception!
Luckily we started with an amazing Elfa Pantry System however, we needed it to function better for the two cooks in the house. (Also, wanted to avoid storing goods on the floor!)
Once we grouped the categories of items we could clearly see how much space was needed for each group. Adjusting shelf height was essential to fitting many of the appliances. Then of course hand-lettered goodness on silver Bin Clip Labels and taupe Multi-Purpose Labels made just the right impact.
Adding unique top canisters like these Anchor Hocking Glass Canisters brings a little style to the space as well.
The Elfa baskets can be a little awkward to label but it is needed to maintain order! These Erasable Magnetic Labels are usually used on flat mesh baskets but stay put with a little tacky. The erasability is awesome when your stock inventories change.
Leave a comment if you have any questions about our organizing projects! We LOVE to talk shop. 😉
Ready to tackle your own food storage dilemmas? Let’s do it!