It’s safe to say that I’m entering into this nesting stage of my pregnancy. I’m wanting to redo and/or organize everything in my home. I think I might be driving my husband a little crazy!! He has put limitations on what I can do though. Basically, I can’t paint but everything else is free reign! Heyyoooo!!!

So today, lets talk about pantry organization. An organized pantry is something I’ve dreamed about for a long time but never actually ventured into doing. Mainly because our “pantry” really only consisted of some metal IKEA shelves stacked together. It served it’s purpose for a time but it really wasn’t letting me make the most out of the space in general. A few weeks ago, my parents decided to come and visit me for a week and my amazing dad actually built us a pantry! It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen! I know that may sound weird to some, but that’s okay.

He was able to put up some white shelving all up the wall for us and he even created these two shelving units on the sides to house all of our cans and the random sized bottles that we may have. This is seriously the perfect thing for us!

When this was finished, I knew that I wanted to get clear containers to house everything. But, I don’t have the budget to go to The Container Store to purchase everything, even though I seriously love that store. So I started to search through Amazon to try and find some inexpensive solutions but really couldn’t find much within my budget. Then I thought, what about the Dollar Store? I wasn’t sure that my Dollar Store would even have what I needed but I figured it was a good place to start.

I went to the Dollar Store and the kitchen section actually had a lot of options! I was able to find a bunch of clear containers to house everything I need. It did take a few trips going back and forth to see what they had but it was well worth it. Everything in this pantry (container wise) only cost me $1 each.


If you’re starting out on a pantry organization journey, don’t be afraid of the Dollar Store! I feel like people think they need to buy all organization items from The Container Store all the time. And while I love that store, sometimes it just doesn’t fit in my budget. So, when you’re on a budget, you have to be creative. And a creative option is digging through your local Dollar Store! Even if it means buying all of the clear containers they may have!

What are some of your favorite organization tips? Let me know below! I’d also love to hear from you guys! Leave all questions or comments below!