Day Sixteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Pantry Containers

It is day sixteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  If you have some time send me a message to tell me what has been the easiest and hardest part of the challenge so far.  You can email me at

Let’s talk about pantry organization today.  I know that some of you have been working on this in your own homes.  Here are some of my favorite pantry storage containers for organizing a pantry.

Clear Air Tight Containers:  These containers are easy to store and stack on top of each other on shelf.  They are clear so you can always see what is in them.  They hold everything from nuts or pasta to crackers, candy or cereal.  I love them because they eliminate odd shaped box clutter so you can store more in a smaller area, while keeping your food fresh much longer.  Splurge on OXO containers for the best quality ones.  But, I find the ones available on work well and you get more for your money.

OXO Airtight Containers

Imitation OXO Airtight Containers

Mason Jars with Plastic Lids:  I love using canning jars because they are inexpensive, sturdy glass, that come in a variety of sizes.  I fill them with grains, nuts, spices, liquids and more.  I even used the 4 oz ones for homemade baby food containers.  You can order reusable screw-on plastic lids which make them contents easily accessible.

Mason Jar Plastic Lids

Anchor Hocking Glass Containers:  I love clear Anchor Hocking glass containers for storing items like granola bars, cookies, and other items you might want to quickly grab on the go yet keep fresh.  I find Walmart is the cheapest to find these types of containers.  You will see these all over Pinterest pictures holding everything from detergent to flour.   They come in a variety of sizes and are a classic look for your home.



Anchor Hocking Glass Jar



With all of these items you can use washable paint pens or dry erase markers for easy labeling.  It makes all these containers efficient for accessible storage as well as reusable.

I will talk about some more pantry helpers in upcoming posts.   Hope this gives you some ideas.

Happy Organizing,


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