Transform a Messy Pantry Shelf in 15 Minutes with This Smart Storage System

published Oct 22, 2023
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Someone straightening cans in kitchen pantry.
Credit: Sarah Crowley

I love a good pantry makeover on TikTok. Nothing is more motivating than the dramatic visible progress that happens throughout a 30-second video. That is, until I remember that an actual overhaul of my pantry would require money I don’t want to spend, my entire Saturday, and, worst of all, measuring tape. The only math I want to do on Saturday is dividing the brunch bill, and so my pantry remains unchanged.

Quick Overview

Quick Look at The Home Edit Pantry Storage System

  • Starter organizing pack for pantry
  • Five-piece modular set
  • Clear and BPA-free plastic
  • Affordable and versatile

But now I’m done letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. My pantry doesn’t have to be transformed. What if I make it just 20% more organized? That’s where The Home Edit 5-Piece Clear Pantry Storage System, a winner in Apartment Therapy’s Organization Awards, comes in. For under $30, I can make one shelf of my pantry a beacon of order. 

Why This Pantry Storage System Is a Winner

This small but mighty set packs a punch. My canned goods get stadium seats. I can label two rectangular bins with my children’s names, thus solving snack disputes for the rest of the time (theoretically). I can even subdivide the snack containers with the rectangular inserts that come in the set, or use them as stand-alone bins for the Vosges Haut Chocolat I’ve been hoarding. 

This set is the perfect starter kit and a great choice for a holiday gift. It will work in any space with at least 10-inch-deep shelves, from a small apartment cabinet to a walk-in pantry. The clear, BPA-free plastic is food-safe, goes with any decor, and makes it easy to tell when you need to restock. 

The bins have a six-inch depth, which makes them deep enough to be truly stackable (i.e., snacks don’t stick out of the top, so you actually can place one on top of the other). The containers themselves are sturdy, and they are shipped in quality packaging, so you don’t have to worry about breakage during the shipping process.  

While this set is ideal for the pantry, it can be used in any space that could do with a little more organization. Thanks to the versatility of the pieces, there’s no need to measure. If all five pieces won’t fit in your apartment cabinet, the spares can be put to use in the bathroom or a closet. 

The best part is I won’t lose my entire Saturday to this one-shelf transformation. It will take me maybe 15 minutes to set up The Home Edit Clear Pantry Storage System, and I’ll still have plenty of time to make it to brunch. 

Want to see more award-winning products? Explore our 2023 Organization Awards for our top picks.