5 Products AT Editors Swear By for an Organized Pantry

updated Jun 16, 2023
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If there’s one area in your kitchen that can quickly fall into disarray, it’s your pantry. Housing all of your cooking staples (and then some), keeping this essential space organized is not only a want but a need. The best way to do this? With a great organizer, of course! But finding the perfect one? That’s a different story. With so many options, finding the right one for you can be a challenge — that’s where we come in. At Apartment Therapy, we’re always on the hunt for top-notch products, with smart organizers being some of our favorites (because an organized home is a happy home, right?). To help you out, we polled our staff to find out which organizers they use to keep their pantry in tip-top shape. From classic over-the-door racks to shelving units, turntables, and more, here are five of the best pantry organizers you can buy today.

If there’s one area in your kitchen that can quickly fall into disarray, it’s your pantry. Because it houses all of your cooking staples (and then some), keeping this essential space organized is not only want but a need. The best way to do this? With a great organizer, of course! But finding the perfect one? That’s a different story. With so many options, finding the right one for you can be a challenge — that’s where we come in. At Apartment Therapy, we’re always on the hunt for top-notch products, with smart organizers being some of our favorites (because an organized home is a happy home, right?). To help you out, we polled our staff to find out which organizers they use to keep their pantry in tip-top shape. From classic over-the-door racks to shelving units, turntables, and more, here are five of the best pantry organizers you can buy today.

Do you have a pantry organizer you swear by? Let us know in the comments below!

1 / 5
Amazon
$13.29
was $19.99

For assistant shopping editor Britt Franklin, it was a simple find that proved to be one of the most effective solutions. "It dawned on me to approach organizing my pantry shelves the same way I’d organize practically any other room in my small space: Build up, instead of out," she wrote. "I tackled my canned goods with the YouCopia 3-Shelf Can Organizer. It creates a set of adjustable risers so cans no longer have to be clumsily stacked on top of each other. I was able to put 12 cans in total on the organizer shelves, which was more than enough for me. Instead of shoving cans wherever there’s space, the shelves keep them contained, neat, and displayed so nothing gets lost or forgotten."

2 / 5
Amazon
$14.99

Another gamechanger for Britt? YouCopia's 4-Tier ShelfBin Organizer. "The ShelfBin handled my second pantry issue: finding storage for my beloved snacks and packs of ramen noodles," she wrote. "In the past, I stacked them anywhere I could find a smidgen of extra room, but it just looked so messy. I started filing my snacks into the four-tiered ShelfBin, and it immediately made a difference. The organizer is designed on an incline; each section sits higher than the one before it so I’m able to see everything in the bin in one glance. The amount it holds will vary depending on the size of the products, but roughly, eight packs of snacks can fit comfortably in the small bins."

3 / 5
Amazon
$15.50

When it comes to organizing my own pantry, a must-have for me is this Copco Turntable set. Coming with both a 9-inch and 12-inch turntable, it's perfect for various spots and various-sized items. In any pantry it's easy to have things get lost at the back, so I use these turntables on multiple shelves to organize everything from bottles and spices to dry goods and more. Plus, I'd be lying if I said giving things a quick spin isn't incredibly satisfying.

4 / 5
Amazon
$45.49
was $69.99

If you have a particularly small kitchen, your pantry space is likely limited — but if you have a door at your disposal, writer Caroline Biggs came across the ultimate solution: the Smart Design Over The Door Adjustable Pantry Organizer. "Designed with six interlocking tiers, this slender organizer lets you customize the space between each shelf and make room for taller items," she wrote. "Even better, the basket-style shelves come in varying widths — ranging from 4 to 7 inches wide — so you can rest assured that despite being an over-the-door storage solution, you’ll have the space to store a range of awkwardly sized kitchen supplies."

5 / 5
Amazon
$22.97
was $32.98

Keeping the cans in my pantry in order has always been an issue, so I opted for an organizer I had seen time and time again on our sister site, The Kitchn. A team favorite, the SimpleHouseware Stackable Can Rack Organizer quickly became a personal favorite thanks to its easy assembly and roomy 36-can storage capacity. My favorite part is the sloped design which quickly rolls the next can to the front once one is removed.