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15 Storage Containers to Keep Your Pantry Organized

Running out of space for cereal, pasta, flour, and canned goods? Find a set of pantry storage containers that will perk up your pantry.

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OXO 20-Piece POP Container Set


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This 20-piece container set from OXO is our Test Kitchen’s favorite set. They’re perfect for storing everything from sprinkles to seasonings, and the airtight seal helps keep our favorite ingredients safe. Plus, they stack easily, so you can organize your space without worrying about taking up too much room. Ever feel like you’re living in a cramped kitchen? Here are 20 kitchen storage ideas that will free up so much space.

Why it made our list: These containers are highly rated by Amazon customers, and most importantly, they’re the only containers used in our Test Kitchen.

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Cereal Container Storage Set


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Say goodbye to cardboard boxes and hello to these snazzy cereal containers. They’re clear, which means you can show off your favorite colorful breakfast foods while also being able to easily identify which container holds your prized Honey Nut Cheerios. This is the real reason there’s a prize in your cereal box.

Why it made our list: These containers come with scoops, labels, and the seal of approval from 2,500 Amazon reviewers who recommend them.

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Wire Baskets


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Have odds and ends that won’t easily fit in plastic containers? Pick up a set of wire baskets that give your pantry a fun farmhouse-chic vibe, allowing you to display your miscellaneous snacks in style. This viral video shows you how to get stains out of your plastic containers.

Why it made our list: This wire basket is cute and affordable. It comes with handles, making it easy to move around, and is deep enough to hold a good number of pantry knickknacks.

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Cabinet Storage Shelf Rack (Pack of 4)


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Put more shelving in your pantry with racks like these, which add space both above and below the wireframe. They’re adjustable and expandable, so you can customize for your space. Here’s the most important thing to organize in your kitchen, according to Marie Kondo.

Why it made our list: These racks are perfect for people who need to add more space to a small kitchen, especially if you want to remain stylish while you do it.

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Stackable Can Rack Organizer


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It’s hard to make stacks of cans look fashionable, but with an organizer like this, the task becomes a little easier. These racks hold cans of all sizes, meaning you can not only display them by size, but you can arrange them for easier access, too. Here are 11 foods you won’t ever have to worry about expiring.

Why it made our list: These wire racks are both affordable and highly rated, hitting the sweet spot we look for in pantry storage solutions.

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Adjustable Wall and Door Rack


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Running out of room in the pantry? It’s time to add a little storage to your pantry’s dead space. This wall rack can hang from the door or mount to the inner wall, adding some storage to otherwise useless areas. Here are more kitchen organization tips.

Why it made our list: If you’re tight on space, this organizer provides more area to use for storage, which can be a lifesaver if you’re working out of a small kitchen.

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Clear Plastic Storage Bins


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Sometimes the pantry floor is the best place to store your goods. Keep the area organized with these clear plastic bins, which are large enough to hold items, but small enough to easily slide under the bottom shelf of the pantry. Here’s a room-by-room guide for how to manage your storage space.

Why it made our list: This pack comes with two clear baskets at an affordable price.

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Tea Bag Organizer


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This handy tea bag organizer is perfect for tea lovers looking to get rid of cardboard boxes and embrace a more practical solution. The small drawers can also be repurposed for any smaller pantry items. Here are 16 things you never knew had an expiration date—including tea bags.

Why it made our list: This organizer is cute and small. It won’t take up much space in your pantry, but will help you wrangle smaller items that may get lost among your other goods.

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Lazy Susan Turntable


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A turntable can nearly double the amount of storage space in a given area. It’s great for spices and sauces, especially if you like to make and store your own homemade spice blends. Here are 16 pantry organization ideas you’ll wish you knew before.

Why it made our list: This turntable comes in five colors, so you can match it to your kitchen’s color scheme. It also lacks a central pillar down the middle, meaning you get even more storage space than a traditional lazy Susan would provide.

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Stackable Plastic Bins


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Whether you’re looking to reorganize dry goods or canned foods, you can’t do much better than stackable plastic bins. These containers are deep, so they can hold a good amount of stuff that you may have floating around your pantry floor.

Why it made our list: Stackable bins are ideal for storage. They’re easy to transport and large enough to hold lots of food, making them perfect for your kitchen pantry.

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Glass Jars


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If you love the idea of storing your dry goods in new containers but don’t love the look of plastic, pick up a set of glass containers you can arrange in your pantry. This set comes with five containers of different sizes, perfect for whatever goods you’ve got. Glass jars are some of the things you’re throwing away but shouldn’t.

Why it made our list: The wooden lids provide an airtight seal but with a little accent that elevates these containers above their competitors.

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A Portable Pantry


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Not enough space in the pantry? It may be time to extend your pantry by getting a portable one. There are lots of options out there that provide extra space for your kitchen. Some, like this one from AmazonBasics, also provide extra counter space, which is a lifesaver if you’re working with a tiny kitchen.

Why it made our list: This organizer comes with shelves, counter space, and hooks, meaning you can add just about everything you could possibly need to your kitchen space.

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Sliding Drawers


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These sliding drawers are great catchalls for any of those random pantry items you can’t quite find a place for, like chicken bouillon cubes and taco seasoning packets. They can easily slide on pantry shelves and feature pull-out shelves you can organize as you wish. Make sure to avoid these 18 things professional organizers would never buy.

Why it made our list: These drawers have more than 3,500 Amazon reviews and a near-perfect 5-star rating. They add two layers of storage to your space and come in three colors.

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Stackable Wire Baskets


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Wire baskets look great in a pantry, and the only thing better than a standard wire basket is one you can stack. These bronze baskets come with labels and handles, so you can write down exactly what you’re storing and easily move them around the pantry.

Why it made our list: These wire baskets make a great pantry storage solution for loose vegetables, which otherwise may have to live on the counter.

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Tupperware Lid Organizer


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Have a million food storage lids lining your pantry floor? You’re not alone. Here’s the solution! This organizer is small and mighty—it provides an easy and effective way for you to wrangle all those lids, freeing your floor and your mind from all the clutter. Next, learn these organizing tips you’ll wish you knew sooner.

Why it made our list: This organizer offers an easy solution to a common problem—and reviewers on Amazon sing its praises. It’s small, sleek, and belongs in your pantry.

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