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6 pantry storage tips for your kitchen

Use these six handy storage tips to arrange your kitchen pantry, so you can spend less, waste less, stress less... and have more time around the table.

A close-up of an open drawer with cans, tins, and spices organized using VARIERA dividers.
A close-up of an open drawer with cans, tins, and spices organized using VARIERA dividers.

1. Store on the door

Put snacks and sauce packets front and center with hooks and clips so they don’t get lost. Hang your grocery list on the door to stick to your weekly meal plan. You can even write names (and reminders) on the hook plaques so everyone has their own snack space.

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See all hooks

2. See-through storage

Clear containers show exactly how much you have so you can plan your grocery runs better, avoid overspending, and waste less food. Try labelling each container and taping on the expiration dates so you’ll know when it’s time to restock.

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See all jars & tins

3. Group and go

Use baskets to keep tall bottles like oils and sauces together – and to protect the pantry from spills. Organize baskets by mealtime so you don’t have to hunt for ingredients, or gather ‘friendly foods’ together for anyone with allergies.

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See all baskets

4. Grab and go

Make it easy to take dry goods out and put them back into your pantry with a smart steel mesh basket. It’s also suitable for the fruits and vegetables that like it better outside of the fridge.

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See all baskets

5. Pull and pick

See all your cans, spreads, and spices at a glance by installing a pantry drawer. You’ll be able to reach the very back with ease – and avoid silly stacking games. Use drawer inserts or dividers to keep the cans in place.

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See all shelves & drawers

6. Add extra storage space

Use shelf inserts to create extra levels for jars and other items with varying heights. A clip-on basket also maximizes pantry space, and you can place flatter foods like tortillas and noodle packs underneath.

See the IVAR system
See the IVAR system

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA limited warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.