We love organizing every space, but we have to admit that pantries are definitely our favorite. As canister enthusiasts and turntable advocates, we'll take them in all shapes and sizes.
So when Khloe Kardashian reached out to us this year to organize her pantry, we almost stopped breathing. Between the state of shock we felt and the intensity of our screams, we knew this project would be one for the books (or THE book, for that matter, but unfortunately, it was already hot on the presses, and we weren't able to bribe our editors).
Even if you don't live in a mansion like Khloe's (let's be honest, most of us don't), we're here to assure you that pantry perfection is still within reach. See below for our tips and product recommendations to get this look in your own home:
Khloe's cereal selection was honestly something to behold. To showcase the colorful display, we emptied the cereal from its original packaging and replaced with OXO Good Grips 4.5 qt POP Cereal Dispensers. Not only does it maximize space on a shelf, but it's also the perfect solution for people who buy in bulk because it's easy to refill and keeps fresh longer.
We transferred Khloe's bulk snacks, baking ingredients, and grains into 2.4 qt. Square POP Canisters to keep them fresh and easily accessible. It was important that we stuck with the same type of storage solution for a streamlined look. Since Khloe's shelves didn't lack height, we were able to stack the canisters and maximize vertical space.
Instead of keeping all of the individually packaged snacks in bins, we chose to highlight them in a 4 qt. Square POP Canisters and OXO Good Grips POP 3 qt. Slant Jars. They offer the same grab-and-go accessibility but without sacrificing serving size for kids (and parents who can't stop eating handfuls of cheddar bunnies).
Turntables are a staple of ours and we use them in almost every space in a home. In a pantry, they help reach items on a higher shelf or corners that need more accessibility.
For Khloe, we used the InterDesign Clear Linus Divided Lazy Susan to store her most-used syrups, oils, condiments, spreads, and even some disposable cups.
To take advantage of vertical space, we used the InterDesign Linus 2-Tier Lazy Susan for items like frosting that Khloe doesn't need to access regularly. The best part about the turntable design is that when she needs an item on the top shelf, it will be easier for her to see what's available.
Acrylic bins are another pantry staple. They help contain grouped items, keep the contents visible, and can be pulled out like drawers. This is especially beneficial for people with deeper shelves so items don't get pushed toward the back and forgotten.
We used the Linus Deep Drawer Bins 8" for boxed items like cake mixes, instant rice, and various pasta, as well as for items that aren't bought in bulk or don't need to be accessed regularly.
For Khloe’s oats and waffle mixes, we used the Linus Deep Drawer Bins 6" and placed them on the shelf below cereal to keep breakfast items in the same zone.
Due to the dimensions, the Linus Deep Drawer Bins 4" is great for storing canned goods. We utilized them for Khloe's jams, honey, and sweeteners.
We love using baskets in a pantry because they are easy to maintain and provide a stylized aesthetic to the space.
We chose the Whitewashed Rattan Storage Bins with Handles because they meshed perfectly with the acrylic bins and white lids. These baskets are also extremely sturdy and have double-sided handles, so it's easy to remove and replace them on the shelves. In Khloe's pantry, we used the baskets to store everything from snacks and jars of pickles to tea and backstock items.
For the finishing touch, we used Bin Clip Label Holders in Silver to identify each of the categories, which is the secret to long-term maintenance. You're less likely to throw an item in the wrong bin if the category is right in front of you. For canisters, turntables, and acrylic bins, we suggest labeling with an oil-based paint pen—or stay tuned because we'll be offering custom vinyl labels in our signature font on THE site within the next few weeks!
Find more pantry inspiration + more in our book, The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals—which is available NOW! Click here to grab your copy!
xo, clea + joanna