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Is your pantry looking like it’s been ransacked? Using mason jars is a beautiful and budget-friendly way to organize your pantry.
I didn’t like how cluttered my pantry shelves were looking. Things were getting out of hand in there. It wasn’t inviting, or quick to go grab something off the shelf. I feel much more relaxed and comfortable when things are organized and pretty. So I got to work on making my pantry more useable and pretty.
How to Organize your Pantry with Mason Jars
We’ve been using the pint size mason jars for our drink glasses for quite some time. I love that they are budget-friendly and cute and they remind me of growing up. So, mason jars came to mind when I wanted a storage solution for my pantry.
For my pantry organization I chose the large wide-mouth jars to make it easier to scoop out my chocolate chips or flour. Instead of using the 2-piece lid made for canning, I found solid lids. I also wanted a way to write on the jars to identify what’s inside. Even though they’re clear you still need to quickly identify flour from powdered sugar.
Here’s a list of supplies:
Step 1: Empty shelves
Clear off your dining room table and empty your pantry shelves. Pull out all of the items in your pantry that make sense to put in mason jars. I wanted all the baking items (like flour and sugar) in mason jars.
Step 2: Fill jars
Using a funnel, I poured the flour, etc into the jar, put the lid on, and wrote with my Chalk Marker pen on the outside flat part of the mason jar. I used black for white ingredients like flour and powdered sugar, and I used the white pen for everything else.
Step 3: Keep instructions
I found that there were some cases where I wanted to keep the packaging or label instructions in case I needed more information on how to use, say, Potato Starch. So I used clear plastic badge holders and tied them on with twine.
- I measured the twine about 15″ long
- looped the twine through the top 2 holes and tied a knot
- folded up my package and put in the badge holder pocket
Step 4: Restock and smile
I saved the best for last! The final step is to put all the jars on your pantry shelves and admire your work. I organized by like items by putting all the flowers together, all of the chocolate items together, etc. It makes me so happy to see the labeled mason jars in a row. I still have more to go but it’s looking great so far.
Now my shelves look so pretty and organized! I seriously stand in front of my pantry and smile.
You can organize your pantry with mason jars too. The materials are budget-friendly and it looks so pretty! Gather wide mouth mason jars, lids, and a chalk marker — and stock and smile!