It’s just about that time when people want to start cleaning and organizing projects before the holiday decorating comes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a closet or the living room; people love changing and improving their households. 

One of the places that can get the messiest and need a good cleaning is the kitchen pantry. If your kitchen pantry is disorganized or cluttered, don’t worry! Continue reading for cleaning tips on how to organize your pantry. 

Create A Checklist

Everyone’s pantry looks a little different, so home cleaning can vary per person. You can find a lot of different fun and free cleaning list templates on Canva to print out. Following these will give you a good start and may give you ideas you have never thought of before. 

If you take it a step further, you can even print our lists for the family to follow. This way, when you are done, you can make sure that the pantry will stay clean and that everyone has a role. 

Remove Everything

If you clean your pantry often, you may not need such intensive cleaning. If not, remove everything from the pantry or walk-in closet. This will give you an advantage over just wiping things down. 

This will give you the vision that you need to create what you want in the space. You can sort through things that you need versus things that you want to get rid of. 

Cleaning Methods

When it comes to home organization, wiping down shelves and quick vacuuming can usually do the trick. However, if you want a deeper clean, you will have to do a little more.

We recommend that you pick cleaning supplies that use sustainable solutions to help combat the current climate crisis we are in. These types of products will also help maintain health and indoor air quality. The easiest way to do this is by using part vinegar and part dish soap.

The solution will help wipe away any residue or dried crumbs. Next, you should vacuum, sweep, and mop all areas on flooring and on shelves. The vinegar and deep cleaning will help prevent bugs from gathering in your pantry. 


To make sure that you get all areas clean, you will need to have the right supplies. Here is a brief list of items you may need to start out with:

  • Trash can and bags
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Stepping stool
  • Broom, vacuum, and mop
  • Large bowl or bucket

Categorize Items

Once the surfaces are clean, your attention should go toward the items inside. Categorizing them in a way that makes sense to your household is the easiest way to keep things simple. 

Try placing the lesser used items on shelves that are higher or hidden, and place the everyday items down below. Bins and organizers are a good way to keep things in like areas and in an orderly fashion. 

This will help with making items accessible and memorable so that your young ones do not tear up all the work you did. Everyone will know exactly where to look for what they want. 

Purchase Sealable Containers

Speaking of things being organized, sealable containers are the way to go. For items in stock a majority of the time, it makes sense to eliminate the clutter that comes with boxing, wrappers, and other packaging. Not to mention this will keep your food much fresher for longer periods of time. 

Don’t Be Afraid To Let Go

Start purging by getting rid of any food items that are expired. The last thing you want is for old foods to start to smell in your newly clean area. This can be said for anything that also might be under quality, like stable chips, unused items, or other snacks. 

You should also let go of your mismatched storage. It can be easy to become attached and want to keep old containers, but it will look much better to upgrade to a matching set that fits your need. You don’t want bulky items that take up too much space in the pantry. 

If you have a lot of items to get rid of, try not to just throw them away in the trash. Consider donating to your local Salvation Army or goodwill store. Charitable donations are tax deductible which can help you out too. 

Hire a Cleaning Service

Tips and tricks can only get you so far in cleaning your pantry. It will give you a good starting point, but the best way to ensure that your pantry is sparkling is by hiring a cleaning service. Whether you are a traveling salesman or a busy mother, you can get a deep clean that will declutter your space and leave you satisfied. 

If you aren’t sure that hiring a cleaning company is right for you, just do some research. Many places will offer an online or free estimate for their services. You should also make sure to look at other customer reviews to see the quality of work that you can expect. 

Organize Your Pantry Today

No one is happy with half-empty packages of food, empty wrappers, and messy baking supplies laying around. It can be hard to make sure every area in your house is clean if you live a busy lifestyle. These tips will get you off on the right foot. 

If you want to organize your pantry, try out Scrub N Bubbles Cleaning. We offer quality and professional residential and commercial cleaning services to help you in your time of need. Contact us with any questions, and schedule your cleaning today.