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If you cook in your kitchen, chances are you've experienced that moment when you simply cannot find what you're looking for. You'll be reading a recipe, come across a key ingredient, think, "Well, I have that around here somewhere... I think," then go on to spend 45 minutes trying to find that item. It's that well-known, frustrating moment that makes you realize that your kitchen pantry organization may need some work. Again.
Whether you consider yourself a master chef or a cooking novice, learning how to organize your kitchen pantry will help you keep your kitchen functional. And yes, an organized pantry means that each ingredient is labeled and has a home. It means you don’t hesitate when searching for a certain ingredient, or have to dig it out from under a mountain of expired or unused items. It means that you never forget where something is, or leave an item to go to waste at the bottom of a bin or cabinet. It means you actually use the items you do have.
An organized pantry also saves you money — and the stress of kicking yourself when you buy an expensive item that you later realize you already owned. And thankfully, organizing your pantry doesn’t have to mean hiring experts or buying the fanciest organizational tools. Sometimes, it’s as simple as investing in a label maker or reusing certain spaces in your home. If you’re looking to get started sometime soon, here are 23 quick and easy ways to organize your kitchen pantry.
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Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.
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