So I posted yesterday about my kid’s bedroom closet that we just redid. We used the Algot series from IKEA to redo their entire closet (bins, light, and all) for under $200. It turned out amazing and it’s such a better use of space now. Well, our pantry was also a mess. There were uprights in there that were supposed to hold brackets for shelves that were literally falling out of the walls. The previous owners had shelves of all different sizes and colors. It was ugly and it wasn’t very functional. Not to mention, it’s under the stairs, so it’s just a really awkward space for a pantry.
After seeing how well the kid’s closet turned out, I went to the Algot Planning Tool Here and designed the pantry. It cost about $160 for the entire system that we custom designed and the bins that I bought to make things more organized.
There’s still a little bit of patching and painting to do and I want to rip out the carpet (because why the heck is their carpet in a pantry), but I love how it turned out. I got a three pack of bins that can stack if you want for our onions, potatoes, and seasoning mixes at Walmart. They cost around $5 for the pack.
Then I got these brown bins at Big Lots for $3.50 apiece to keep things like pasta, fruit cups, and spreads/condiments together.
And last (but not least), I use these awesome pull out baskets that we put up from the Algot system to store things like chips, bread, fruit, and easy to grab snacks.
Seriously, IKEA is probably my go to for all things storage from now on. It’s affordable and it works and so far, I’ve been very impressed with the quality of their Algot line. It seems very sturdy and honestly, while something from somewhere like the Container Store might be a little more high quality, you will pay more than twice as much for something comparable. And if your kids are anything like mine, they’d still probably end up trying to color on it or destroy it at some point and you’d end up having to replace or repaint a $50 shelf instead of a $5 shelf.
Next, I’ll show you our master closet transformation. There’s some products in our closet that we didn’t use anywhere else that you won’t want to miss!