Let’s Get Organized | Our Pantry & More!

Hey hey, friends… how’s your week going so far? Mr. College returned to campus this week, and even though he was gone much of the Winter Break, I still got that familiar pang when he loaded up the car and drove away.

It actually feels more normal with him gone than at home now… which is not something I ever thought I’d say! He’s absolutely thriving on his own though, and that makes it so much easier.

So now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for me to reclaim the house, and get things back in order! How can four people wreak such havoc?!

Fortunately, my friend Annie at SOS Home Organization did such an incredible job setting up organizational systems in our kitchen and bathrooms when we moved in, that it’s been a breeze keeping them maintained!

It’s definitely an investment on the front-end, but having the right products for your space makes life so much simpler (and prettier!) for years to come! This house came with an impressive pantry with loads of storage, and Annie not only made it shine, but made it uber-functional for us.

Our Pantry //

Large Storage Jars (Also HERE) | Clear Tall Canisters | Clear Short Canisters (Similar Set HERE) | Lazy Susan

We started decanting our dry foods a few years ago, and I’ll never go back! As long as you have good-quality containers, the food lasts so much longer than when left in their original packaging!

Plus, it makes it so simple to see what you’re running low on, and it prevents me from overbuying.

Clear Tall Canisters | Clear Short Canisters (Similar Set HERE)

Large Storage Jars (Also HERE) | Lazy Susan

By having snacks on display and so visible, the kids are able to easily grab-and-go, and you aren’t left with expired food hiding in the back of drawers and cabinets. And believe it or not, removing product from the package creates so much more space…there’s a lot of wasted space in snack boxes!

Large Storage Jars (Also HERE)

Did you know The Home Edit has a huge line of products at Walmart?! AND, they’re pretty much identical to their products sold at The Container Store! We chose those more affordable options when possible, but for some items we had to splurge a little more to fit the space best (like these deep bins and woven baskets).

Large Woven Bins (Similar HERE) | Clip Labels | Clear Long Bins

Large Woven Bins (Similar HERE) | Clip Labels | Clear Long Bins

My favorite part of this pantry is having the counter space for appliances… which means I get to tuck them away, but they’re still plugged and ready to use.

Keurig Coffee Maker | Set of Mugs | Clear Long Bins

Keurig Coffee Maker | Set of Mugs | Clear Long Bins | Toaster | Vitamix Blender

Keurig Coffee Maker | Set of Mugs | Toaster | Shallow Lazy SusanShelf Riser

These lazy Susans are the hardest working organizing products in our house… they allow you to keep items in a compact spot, and nothing gets lost in the back! We use them in the pantry, medicine cabinet, fridge, under the bathroom sink, and more!

Shallow Lazy SusanShelf Riser

 

Kitchen Drawers //

Many of our drawers got the SOS Home Organization magic touch, as well… and almost five months later (can you believe we’ve already been here that long?!), they are still as organized as the day they installed! The Home Edit drawer bins from Walmart are seriously the biggest bang for your organizing buck!

I love that they’re deeper than usual dividers, allowing you to take advantage of all the vertical space in a drawer. They are also sized perfectly for the products we tend to keep in each room of the house. Just arrange them like a puzzle to best fit your drawer and needs.

Silverware Drawer Dividers

I resisted adding these Ziploc bag containers for years, assuming they were the same as keeping the box. I was wrong, friends. This system is so much better! Plus, it just makes me happy every time I open the drawer!

Plastic Bag Holders

The same goes with spices… getting them out of their mis-matched containers made a huge difference!

Spice Jars with LabelsSpice Drawer Organizer | Runner

Bathroom Drawers //

Here are The Home Edit drawer dividers in the bathroom… it’s crazy how perfectly they fit all our drawers! I have my makeup separated by category in a system that makes sense to me. Plus, can you imagine the mess if none of this was separated?!

Bathroom Drawer Dividers | Runner (Also HERE)

Bathroom Drawer Dividers | Skincare Faves HERE

I didn’t zhuzh or clean up these drawers for the photos… this is genuinely how they look everyday now that they’ve been organized right!

Bathroom Drawer Dividers | Gimme Hair Ties (Also HERE) | Drybar Rollers | Tao Clean Toothbrush | Hair Clips

Office Drawers //

I’m slowly making an office space for Hi Sugarplum, and already feeling more accomplished now that my drawers have some order!

Office Drawer Dividers

 

If you’ve got the organizing bug, too, here are the products I reach for the most to help get you started!

1. Silverware Drawer Dividers // 2. Bathroom Drawer Dividers
3. Office Drawer Dividers // 4. Shallow Drawer Dividers
5. Plastic Bag Holders // 6. Clip Labels
7. Woven Basket // 8. Deep Lazy Susan
9. Clear Lidded Canisters // 10. Set of 4 Woven Baskets
11. Wooden Drawer Dividers // 12. Cabinet Shelf
13. Large Storage Jars // 14. Shelf Riser
15. Shallow Lazy Susan // 16. Spice Jars with Labels
17. Spice Drawer Organizer

 

Does your New Year include major organizing and purging? Science proves our minds are less stressed and more at ease when our homes are free from clutter! It can be overwhelming to think of organizing your entire house, but when broken down into small spaces one at a time, it’s easier to manage.

And even the smallest organizing project can bring peace and a sense of accomplishment. Seriously, try adding these baskets with two rolls of paper to the back of your toilet and see how accomplished you feel, ha!

I added a Storage & Organization list to my Amazon Storefront with tons more great gadgets for getting your spaces clean. Find my store HERE. What spaces have you been tackling lately?

 

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First Apartment & Dorm Essentials
Road Trip Essentials (Also just great for car organization!)
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16 Comments

  1. Courtney B. wrote:

    Happy Wednesday!
    Coming at you with a random comment 🙂 – I noticed the Tao toothbrush heads which led me to look up the product. Do you love it? Could you please share pros/cons? Have you had yours for awhile? Thank you!😊🪥

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Courtney! We’ve had our Tao toothbrushes for over a year now and love them! I can’t think of any cons. I love an electric toothbrush, my mouth/teeth feel so much cleaner. Hope this helps! xo,C

      Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    Wow, what a post. Beautiful!
    You are ready for the next blizzard w/that pantry!
    Mom’s stash. Lol. Only one? You are supposed to hide that in the back of your closet, like most mom’s do! : )

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Ha! Did I miss that in mom school?!! Lol! xo, C

      Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  3. Shelly wrote:

    Such a dreamy pantry! I redid ours last year and adding outlets for small appliances was such a game changer

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh my gosh YESSS outlets are everything!! xo, C

      Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  4. Gretchen wrote:

    Oh I love the look of a decanted pantry…. but when I tried I always ended up with a half bag of sugar, or box of cereal with no home. Where do you store extras? Thanks so much! Happy Wed!

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Gretchen! I guess I just have enough of the clear canisters that that is usually not a problem??! I try not to overbuy, especially since I can see how much is left of something through the clear canisters. If you maybe need to use a designated basket or something to keep the original bags as the “extras” basket… maybe that could work?! xo, C

      Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  5. Mindy J wrote:

    Can you post your travel wardrobe recommendations?
    Please and thank you!

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  6. Amanda wrote:

    Does the container with M&Ms read “PMS”? If so, that’s brilliant.

    Posted 1.18.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Haha, yes it does!!! xo, C

      Posted 1.18.23 Reply
  7. Angela wrote:

    Hi Cassie, I love your new pantry and the organization is amazing! Can you share a link to the labels you used for the canisters?

    Posted 1.20.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Angela! SOS Organization created those as part of their services. She used a cricut machine I think!

      Posted 1.25.23 Reply
  8. Mindy wrote:

    Hi, do you have a similar drawer for your hair appliances like you did at your last house? I’d love to see how you have that organized.

    Thanks!
    Mindy

    Posted 1.23.23 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Mindy! Sadly, no, and I really miss it! I just have my curling irons in a drawer with the cords wrapped around them, and my blow dryer under the sink. Which means my curling iron is usually on the counter now! 😉

      Posted 1.25.23 Reply