Keeping your kitchen clean and decluttered is difficult for even the most organized people. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the home and without the proper organization system in place, messes can get out of hand quickly. This is particularly true for kitchen pantry areas. You’re constantly taking things out, adding new items, and moving things around to find what you need. Pretty soon, cans, boxes, and spices of like items are spread out everywhere and there’s no order in sight. To keep your pantry organized throughout every season, here are some great ideas to implement.

1. Keep the Essentials in View

One of the best things about a new season is enjoying the cooking and baking that follows. Summer is perfect for light, refreshing snacks and drinks while fall is the ideal season for comfort food. At the beginning of every season, take inventory of your pantry and head to the store to stock up on essentials. If you’d rather keep every season’s essentials easy to find all throughout the year, Closet Organizing Systems™ is here to help you maximize your space with wall-to-wall shelving and custom kitchen pantry designs.

2. Purge Expired Products

Before every season, make sure that you know exactly what you have in your pantry and what is no longer viable. Disorganized pantries can lead to multiples of items, causing you to forget about things you already have and those that are close to expiration. Each season, assess your pantry and begin to purge expired products. If you’re looking for ongoing organization and ideas that allows maximum functionality contact Closet Organizing Systems™ today.

Cookies in jar

3. Donate Non-Perishable Items

It feels good to give back. During your pre-season kitchen pantry assessments, consider donating any unused non-perishable items. There are plenty of shelters and food banks that are looking for canned or boxed goods of any kind, regardless of the season, so give back and make some room for new items.

4. Declutter and Organize

Cramped kitchen pantries have the tendency to quickly become disorganized and chaotic. Don’t let the clutter build from season to season. This makes finding what you need impossible and leads to wasted food and more trips to the grocery store. Consider using labels, roll outs, or storage baskets to better separate like items. You can also work with the in-house design and installation team at Closet Organizing Systems™. We’re here to help you create kitchen pantry spaces that are designed to ease the stress of everyday clutter.

Kitchen pantry
Kitchen pantry

5. Use Your Space Wisely

Some homes are blessed with huge, walk-in pantries that allow you to spread things out and better see things visually. Others have small, cramped reach-in closet areas. Regardless of the size of your current kitchen pantry, you can use your space more efficiently. Closet Organizing Systems™ offers custom pantry cabinetry and shelving systems that are both functional and make thing more accessible. Our designers work to maximize your space using customized wall-to-wall shelving, pull-out shelves, wire baskets, shelf dividers, and more. Regardless of if you’re a chef or simply a busy family, custom pantry systems are the best way to stay organized each season.



Your kitchen is one of the most used areas in your home, which means that it can quickly become disorganized, cluttered, and messy. By keeping things organized in a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing manner, you’ll find that you get more out of the room without the constant feeling of needing to clean up. Closet Organizing Systems™ offers unique, customizable kitchen pantry cabinetry systems to help you organize your space and bring peace of mind to your daily routine. We always work with the highest quality workmanship, superior materials, creative design solutions, and personalized service. Contact Closet Organizing Systems™ today to learn more about how we can help you keep your pantry organized throughout the year, regardless of the season.