A Glimpse Into Our New Pantry + A Giveaway!

Jun 28

When I help families get unpacked in their new homes, the top requested space is the kitchen and pantry. So when we moved 2 weeks ago (seriously, has it already been 2 weeks?!) you can guess I was crying that same plea. With a sea of cardboard boxes surrounding us, I managed to get the kitchen unpacked as best I could with the help of a couple dear friends. Thank you, Kim and Lori!! But you’ll be surprised to know this = the pantry overwhelmed me. I couldn’t wrap my head around it and froze when walking in.

I know! Me! The organizer who sees pantries weekly. All shapes, sizes, contents, volume, etc.


Why? A couple reasons, I think.

1. As I suggest to families when they move into a new home – and especially a new kitchen – we need to live in the space for a while before getting into any type of nitty-gritty organizing. Items tend to fall into places naturally…and you begin falling into new habits in the space as well. So I took the pressure off and lived here for 2 weeks before digging into this space. The pantry is also large enough to house a lot of other kitchen / entertaining type items so my plan was to be thoughtful with the organization. Which brings me to point 2…

2. You know all too well my previous pantry was a modest bank of 5-6 cabinets. I was totally content with the minimalism of my galley kitchen and made it work for us. Therefore you can imagine going from that to a full-blown walk-in pantry can throw you completely. I am SO super excited to have this much space, don’t get me wrong…but on the other hand, it’s extreme for my personality type and style of grocery shopping / habits.

All that said, I am excited to share it with you AND a giveaway as a welcome to the new pantry!

You’ll recognize a lot of my old baskets and containers – I love how every organizer works perfectly in nearly every space of the house. Including the office and closets and bathrooms. It was seamless – I pulled bins out of boxes and set them directly onto shelves or in drawers. It’s been so so helpful! There’s definitely a post on the horizon about that!

And you may also recognize / spy the caddies. Remember these guys that we use to contain our labeling supplies for projects?

Turns out these work exceptionally well for containing items in a pantry! And in our new pantry I organized a variety of small baking supplies…

In love with this simple and easy solution! These caddies are roughly $18 too so they aren’t going to break the bank. They can be used in SO MANY ways – crafts, sewing, office supplies, school supplies, or a garage – those small tools and batteries?? Endless ideas…

Some of these baking items tend to get lost in a drawer or even a junk drawer. Instead, you can organize everything from frosting bags to candles to cupcake liners…each compartmentalized and a snap to find / grab…and most importantly – USE! If you can find it, you’re more likely to use it…

We have a lot of plans to bake in this new kitchen!

These caddies are made by Deflecto and can now be purchased at Target

The caddies each come with 3 containers – 1 large, medium and small. They are removable, have a snap-tight lid, hold up to 40 pounds and can be stacked together securely…

After sorting through the pantry boxes and finding these small baking supplies, I knew this would be the perfect storage option…

My categories for the compartments are cupcake liners, sprinkles, candles, cake toppers, frosting bags and decorating tips…

Doesn’t hurt they are pretty to look at too!…

Target and Deflecto are so kind and reached out to offer a giveaway for one lucky reader – I LOVE sharing great things with you guys! Thank you so much for your support throughout the move process. Your notes and messages and emails meant the world to us! Thank you!

One of you is going to win 2 stackable caddies AND a $50 Target gift card! As usual, giveaway entry is uncomplicated…just follow the directions in the gadget below. We’ll choose a winner early next week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck you guys! Back soon with more!



* Deflecto and Target sent me this caddy to photograph and organize items in a pantry. All of the opinions and images are mine…AND REAL! I love this caddy!

comments +

  1. RBH Hill says:

    Entered your drawing. Hope to win. You gave me a great idea to organize all my baking supplies. Love it.

  2. Maggie says:

    Wow, if that’s your pantry I’m really looking forward to seeing your kitchen!

    • Samantha says:

      It is the new pantry – pinching myself with every meal…we’ve been having fun unpacking around here. Will share more of the kitchen soon – it’s a dream kitchen! Feel so fortunate!

  3. caitlin says:

    baking stuff is a great idea!

  4. Kathie M says:

    I will use them to organize my meds and diabetes supplies. Love your pantry and am sooo happy you’ve found a place to land!

  5. Bernice Janssen says:

    I would love to win this prize. What would I use it for? Probably a similar purpose that you used yours for…in my pantry. I love to corral small items and boxes in one place.

  6. Maureen says:

    I am a knitter and this would be a great way to keep all those supplies organized and then we like to bake and that would be a great place for the extras that go along with that.

  7. Jann Schott says:

    Wowza! What an awesome space!

    I entered the contest…& if I were to win, I would use the caddy to place my planner tools in…washi tape, pens, sticky notes & stickers.

  8. Kathy Guimond says:

    I never thought of using something like that for baking supplies. That’s a great idea. I might also use them for small items in my craft room. Congratulations on your new home!

  9. Susie Wilcox says:

    I would love to win this organizer. It could be put to use in so many places in my home. I like the baking idea, sewing items, office items, bathroom! I will have to head to Target soon if I don’t win! Looking forward to a kitchen tour.

  10. Kallie Williamson says:

    I can’t wait to see your new kitchen!! Super jealous about that gorgeous pantry too. Our house was built without a pantry or a coat closet – two things I really wish we had!

    • Samantha says:

      Oh my gosh – what a challenge! Sounds like a project I would love to troubleshoot!

      The kitchen and pantry are a dream but I am totally missing my old kitchen. Something about small and quaint that can’t be duplicated. 🙂

  11. Storymusicgirl says:

    Such a great space! I’d probably put those caddies to use in my craft room.

  12. W Pray says:

    Probably for baking supplies. A brilliant idea!

  13. Kimberly says:

    This is such a great idea! I have so many small baking supplies in my cabinet and it can get messy. I would love to use this to organize everything so I can easily find something instead of having to dig. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Amanda says:

    Kids art supplies!

  15. Jennibell says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing more about your new space….these organizers seem like a great investment!

  16. Karen U says:

    Wow! What a pantry! I love those bins! They are perfect for baking stuff! And crafts!

  17. LESLIE A VANSANT says:

    Will you be doing a video tour of this awesome pantry? I would love to see it! Also, I think I may get some of those organizers, whether I win the drawing or not, lol!

    • Samantha says:

      Video is always something on my mind – just so hard to find the time for editing, etc. But I would love to share more of the space for sure!! Good luck with the giveaway!!!

  18. Karyn Dobson says:

    Hey Sam, so happy for you and the kids. My goodness your pantry is a dream, I used to have one like that, 🙁
    Great way to use your Deflecto, I think I’m going to steal this idea?

    • Samantha says:

      Awe, thank you – and that is why I share…feel free to borrow / steal these ideas! 🙂

      Thank you very much – we are totally enjoying the new house….but missing the old one as well.

  19. Jennifer Andrist says:

    What great organizers!!!! We happen to be moving into a new home in a week or so too! I would use these for my daughter’s cake decorating supplies! All the gel food colors, piping tips, etc!

  20. Christine says:

    Aspirational space planning!

  21. Nadine says:

    I will use them for craft supplies for my daughters!

  22. Kris Walters says:

    <3 your new pantry … can't wait to see all the posts about it and the rest of your new house!! You got me hooked on those organizers when you posted about them before and I already have 4 in use around the house, with plans for a few more – fingers crossed 🙂 Thanks for sharing your new chapter with us!

    • Samantha says:

      Awe, thank you! We are loving the space too – all while missing the old kitchen as well.

      So glad you found them helpful when I shared them previously. The caddies have been invaluable to us for labeling. The caddies stay in the truck of my car and I love them!! So easy to transport…but I really love using them in the house now too!

      Good luck with the giveaway!!

  23. Sandra says:

    Love the caddies. They would be great to organize vitamins too.

  24. JudiAndersen says:

    I love your organizing ideas, and I’m inspired to organize my pantry. Thank you!

  25. Kelly D says:

    I would use these to organize our school supplies.

  26. Jen W. says:

    These would be great for organizing my scrapbooking & cardmaking items.

  27. Tiffany Bush says:

    I can think of five areas of my craft room that could use these!

  28. Candy Clay says:

    I always have stuff to organize!

  29. Judi A. says:

    You have inspired me to tackle my baking cabinet. Thanks for the tips!

  30. Sally Lustig says:

    I like the idea of using them for baking supplies. Or maybe for my crafting stuff.

  31. Rebecca Haddock says:

    These organizers are fantastic! I could definitely use them to organize my scrapbook supplies. Thank you!

  32. Leigh says:

    I keep thinking of using them as a first aid kit

  33. Kayla says:

    Oh I totally need to get some of these! And your pantry is amazing.

  34. rana durham says:

    I would use the caddies to organize my craft supplies .

  35. Jenn Murphy says:

    Love these! Can’t decide if I’d use them in the pantry or in the bathroom. Or maybe for office/school supplies. You’re pantry looks great, can’t wait to see more of the kitchen and new house! Thanks for sharing with your readers!

    • Samantha says:

      I know – it’s tough to decide. Good thing they are inexpensive – you can have several! 🙂

      Thank you! I love sharing with you guys and am looking forward to more home updates!

  36. Taffee says:

    Love your new pantry!!! I would also use the organizers for baking supplies or my craft room. Decisions, decisions!!

  37. Lauren says:

    I’d use them for baking supplies as well!! Thank you so much for doing this giveaway! 🙂

  38. Jacqueline Jones says:

    These would be great for my sewing supplies!

  39. Melissa says:

    Wow!! So much space in that pantry!!

  40. Rita Jackson says:

    If I win the caddies I will use one in the sewing section of my craft room for all of the items I use regularly and the same for the papercraft section of my craft room.

  41. Ellen R Ross says:

    I def have a ton of craft stuff and even some essential oil kits so that’s how i would use these! i really really hope i win!

  42. Adecia says:

    That’s a wonderful pantry!!

  43. Carol Darden says:

    That is a HUGE pantry! WOW! If I win, I’m going to use these in my pantry also. Lots of small things seem to disappear.

  44. Ronda Petrin says:

    Very Large Pantry! If I win I would probably use them for craft supplies or something in my garage since it needs the most help.

    Thank you!

  45. Jackie says:

    Love your pantry. So jealous at the size. 🙂 I think I need these for my essential oils and soap making tools. Good luck in your new home!

  46. Pamela says:

    A huge pantry is one of my dreams. Maybe some day!! These seem perfect for sewing and knitting notions!

  47. Annette says:

    I would use this to organize my small baking supplies. Right now I have them in a plastic sweater box.

  48. Kristin says:

    I would definitely use them for pantry organization!

  49. Alicia Boss says:

    They are so versatile and beautiful and could be used for SO many things! I think that I would use them for either baking or as a small fix it caddy. Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your beautiful new home!

  50. Rochelle Townsend says:

    These are so great! I’d definitely use 2 for baking supplies – great idea. I’d also grab a couple more for craft supplies, kids art supplies, and my nails/hammers for hanging pictures around the house! Way more organized than this bin I currently throw everything into now!

  51. Vanessa says:

    Where can I get those sliding baskets you have that I see in one of the pictures? It looks like you have chips stored in them.

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