I am a fan of order. I am also a cook and the household food storage "expert". So I am the chief organizer of our pantry.
Which is why I can look at photos of other people's orderly pantries with great appreciation.
I like using glass jars for storage and I have built up a little collection over time. I think they really make a difference in shelf life of foods. Mine are not labeled like the jars here below though, so heaven help the person who tries to use the goods in my pantry without me around. I can see one big difference between myself and the owner of this pantry though; I would never have my mixer put away! Can't do that. I use it every day.
This lazy susan idea is great! That would be handy.
Mmmm...glass jars.... Love.
Pretty. And another mixer stashed away. These people aren't bakers...at least, not like me. Moving the KitchenAid in and out of the pantry every day would be a pain. Those things are heavy!
Great pantry door for the tidy pantry owner.
Organized by size. With fretwork. Dreamy.
Mixer. Lower left. Is this a trend?
A wallpapered pantry. How luxurious!
Another cute pantry door.
The owner of this pantry below gets my vote for the biggest effort in pantry planning. I wonder how many hours went into this lovely and well-stocked pantry....
This is my kitchen pantry. Not as beautiful as some of the examples above, but certainly functional. And definitely a step up from some of our other houses that had no pantry at all.
I have collected a few jars for storing dry ingredients like pasta and grains. I have had more success with glass then with plastic.
I keep some of my aprons on a hook on the inside of the pantry door. Can't function without a good apron!
The home canned fruits and vegetables, as well as the store-bought ones, are in a larger pantry in the basement. We do much of our food storage seasonally; as in canning tomatoes and beans or freezing meats that we have processed about once a year. The end of summer is a busy time around here.
This is the time of year where I am cleaning out and using things up. Which is why I have "what works in food storage" on my brain. Hope you enjoy the pantry photos as much as I did. :-)