The storage saviors of all kitchens are jars. They turn your not-so-pretty dried food into decor, save you space, and make your space more organized.
"A big obstacle when it comes to organizing food in a pantry or kitchen cupboard is excess packaging," says Dhaouadi. She notes that dry foods take up tons of space mostly due to the boxes and containers they come in. "This packaging tends to quickly fill up your food cupboards, making it difficult to find what you need and creating a cluttered and uninspiring aesthetic. By decanting these items into clear, space-saving jars or containers, you can save valuable shelf space while creating a pantry that is visually appealing and inspiring!"
This apartment kitchen of @maggieantalek is the perfect example of keeping enough on show that the space feels full of character, yet it's super organized so functions well, too.
"When it comes to space, I knew it would be limited so I focused on putting all cluttered items, like packaged foods and mismatched mugs, into the cabinets where they wouldn’t be seen," says Antalek. "I used open spaces, like the opening over my sink and my bar cart, for items like glassware and my matching spice jars. They look pretty on display and then I don’t need to waste precious organizing space on them! I can keep the ugly things behind closed cabinets and keep the whole space looking clean and aesthetically pleasing."