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Best Pantry Organizing Tip – and more!

Y’all are probably wondering why I’m sharing an organizing post. I’ve been pretty open about my lack of organization. However, I cleaned out my pantry this past weekend and realized that I have a brilliant tip that you need to know about.

This is my Best Pantry Organizing Tip because it stays organized everyday of every week. The rest of my pantry will stay organized for a hot minute but my peg board wall is always exactly as it was when I first put it together.

Everything has its place and if a new item is introduced, just a few adjustments can quickly accommodate the new item.

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Peg Board Wall – Brilliant Idea

First, when we were building our forever home, a large walk-in pantry was one of my top priorities.

The kitchen itself would have limited cabinets and cookware was always a storage issue in all my previous homes. I dreaded digging through the cabinet to find the pot I needed.

Although our builder was skeptical of this idea. It’s the most brilliant idea I’ve ever had, in my opinion. LOL

Best Pantry Organizing Tips - Peg Board Wall

Why is this the Best Pantry Organizing tip

Everything has a place and you never have to move an item to find what you’re looking for.

See pots and pans hanging on peg board in pantry best organizing tip.

What do you need to make it work?

Just a few peg board accessories will organize all you pots and pans. There are so many baskets, hooks and hangers that can be used securely on a peg board.

One of my favorite accessory is the magazine file holder hack. I probably saw this on Pinterest years ago and it’s a genius idea for holding aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, etc. containers. Just a couple of holes punched into the mesh of the holder and insert the J Hooks to attach to the peg board.

Best Organizing Tips for storage wraps and more.

These can also be installed inside a cabinet door for the same purpose.


What if I don’t have a wall for Peg Board?

You don’t have to have a full wall of peg board for it to be helpful in organizing your pantry. You can place pieces of peg board above or below your shelves, as well as in between.


Easy to organize and move if needed.

Simple J hooks are perfect for hanging most sauce pans & skillets. They are sturdy and easy to move if you need to.

Pots and pans hanging on peg board wall.

One of my smaller sauce pans needs these wire brackets because it doesn’t have a hole in the handle for the J Hook.

various hooks needed to organizing tips

In addition, the peg board is perfect for hanging some of the larger serving pieces. For these, I used a wall plate rack which is held securely in place with several J Hooks.

Platter's hanging on peg board wall another pantry organizing tip.

Even my Kitchen Witch has a dedicated spot on the peg board for LUCK!


Best Panty Organizing Tip for up high

Another thing I like about the peg board, is it allows for seldom used items to hang high on the wall.

I have a sturdy step ladder that’s easy to use when these items are needed.

Wall of platters, tupperware and more on peg board wall.

The convenient wire baskets are great for storing items that are used frequently or are hard to organize on a shelf such has dry spice packets.

Hanging baskets organize spices and more on pantry best organizing tips
Bonus Organizing Tips for the Pantry

When organizing shelves, another great tool is the lazy susan. I have several for canned foods and spices through out the pantry. They come in single and double shelves for different shelf heights and different container sizes.

Lazy susan's are great for canned goods in pantry

Another tip that has made using my pantry very user friendly is the installation of an automatic light. When the pantry door opens, the light automatically comes on. As often as I open that door, it’s a great convenience.

Automatic light offers hands free access to pantry

This is the button that automatically turns the light on inside my pantry.


If your pantry is on a light switch inside the closed door, you can easily and inexpensively change out the switch so that the light automatically comes on. Here is one option.

I hope these tips are helpful. You can also see some Shelf Styling Tips Here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Penny

Sunday 10th of July 2022

This post reminded me of my mom. She had a pegboard in her kitchen for as long as I can remember. When they moved into a smaller house my mom insisted that pegboard come too. It is an amazingly efficient way to store items and makes frequently used items handily accessible. Thanks for sending me down memory lane. I love your blog.

Rachel

Sunday 10th of July 2022

Penny, Oh that is great! I am so happy this brought happy memories. Thanks so much for your sweet commment.

Janine

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

I love your pantry! There is nothing as great as an organized kitchen!

Rachel

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Janine, I agree. Thanks so much.

Cindy

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Brilliant!! I haven't shared it yet but I use pegboard in my office/craft room.

It helps me put things in their place.

It's always a challenge because between creating and writing there's always stuff out.

But when I share this area beginning soon it's easy to keep organized

Pinned!

Rachel

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Cindy, I'm so glad you like this idea. Thanks for stopping by.

wendy

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

I am ready to get my pantry organized in 2022 with these amazing tips!

Rachel

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Wendy, Thanks so much. Glad you found this helpful.

Shawna

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

This makes me wish I had a walk-in pantry. I love all your organizing ideas. You've really utilized the space so well with the pegboard.

Rachel

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Shawna, Thanks so much. The walk-in pantry was a must have in my forever home.