Have you grown tired of the limitations of your pantry shelving system? Find yourself missing out on tremendous coupon and promotional opportunities because you simply have no place to stock extra food and house products? Well, it may be time for you to revisit the way you’re organizing your pantry. In particular, the way you’re shelving your pantry and the type of shelves that you’re using.
One of the better routes to go when it comes to shelving for your pantry, is to deploy wire shelving. Wire shelving offers your pantry a sleek, modern, and durable option for storing items. If your old wooden shelves have started to chip, crack, or lose color or luster, it might be the perfect time to consider making the jump to wire shelving. Some of the benefits of wire shelves include:
Now that you’re sold on the idea of wire shelving, let’s talk about the innovative ways you can use wire shelves to get the most out of your pantry. As with any type of storage, the key to an effective pantry is maximizing the space you have available.
To best maximize the space available to you, you’re going to want to build vertically. More often than not, you pantry space is going to be taller than it is wide. By installing wire shelves every few feet, you’re going to be able to accommodate a lot more than if you simply stacked items on top of each other. For the higher shelves, place things that you don’t access very often. Whether it’s seasonal dishes, decorations or seldom-used cooking utensils, you’ll want to store that stuff up high and save the prime lower level real estate for the stuff you need to access regularly.
Not all pantries will have a door, but for the ones that do you’ll want to utilize that space. Some ideas to do so are hang a spice rack, a few hooks to hang aprons and tablecloths or brackets to hang kitchen cleaning items such as brooms, mops and swiffers.
Often times homeowners will forget to use the space available to them on the ground of their pantry. You’ll want to have plenty of shelves, but don’t neglect your floor as an area to store. In the area between your first shelf in the floor, stock bottled water, cleaning supplies, seasonal table settings, extra boots and shoes, cans of paint or even an old coffee maker.
One of the other great things about wire shelving is how visible they make the products on your shelves. Still, you’ll want to devise a system of organization to keep your new pantry both looking great and easy to use. Once you’ve built your new wire shelves, determine where everything will go. Place all of your canned foods on one shelf, your cereals and cooking supplies on another, your ingredients and spices on the next. It doesn’t matter what you place where, but what does matter is that as you fill and retrieve items from your pantry, you’re placing stuff where it belongs. If not, you’ll eventually spend a weekend reorganizing the entire pantry, which is no fun.
Compared to wooden shelving, wire shelving makes for an affordable, durable, multifunctional, customizable home storage option that requires little in the way of maintenance and is easy to assemble. By building vertically, utilizing doors, using the floor and keeping it organized, your pantry will deliver you value again and again. If you’re considering wire shelves for your home or apartment, let Harkraft lend you a hand. We’re a Minneapolis-based home store that’s been helping customers simplify their home design and reduce room clutter for more than 40 years. You can find the perfect closet organizer, customizable wine cellars, and wire shelving from Harkraft. Take a look at some of our products and services today.