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best pantry organizers

At the start of the new year, many of us make resolutions to get organized—so it's only natural to want to declutter our homes and clean every nook and cranny. So if you've been scrolling through endless pantry organization ideas on Pinterest lately, you're not the only one. It's the perfect time to sort through your kitchen cabinets and get rid of things that are no longer needed. 

But to prevent your cabinets from going back to their original messy state in a few weeks (or days!), it's wise to invest in pantry organizers that help keep everything in its place. There are a bunch of different types of organizers out there, including clear containers for dry goods, wire shelves to add storage space, and racks to keep your pots and pans tidy.

Since there are so many different kinds available, we combed through customer reviews on various pantry organizers in order to find the ones that are actually worth buying. We even included a few recommendations from Erin Johnson, our senior home product reviews writer and former professional organizer. From durable, high-quality pieces that look like they were professionally designed to affordable options that can fit into any budget, these pantry organizers will transform your kitchen cabinets.

These are the 14 best pantry organizers in 2022:

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Best Overall: Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Organization and Food Storage Containers

From $30,

With a near-perfect 4.9 stars from more than 17,500 customers, the Rubbermaid Brilliance containers are one of the most popular pantry organizers on Amazon. Their clear design and airtight seal make them great for storing all types of food, whether that's cereal, pasta, protein powder, or baking supplies. Plus, they're safe to put in the freezer and top rack of the dishwasher. The food storage containers come in plenty of sizes ranging from 0.5 cups to 19.9 cups, and each set comes with a wide assortment. Plenty of shoppers agree that these containers are "worth every penny." One wrote, "I completely redid my kitchen with these and I am in love! I can easily see exactly how much I have of something and I know it'll stay fresh since these are airtight!"


Best Value: iDesign Linus Plastic Storage Bin


These plastic storage bins from iDesign make it easy to see what's inside your pantry. Even though each piece is sold separately, they're still inexpensive options because of how many items fit in them. They're available in various sizes, so they're perfect for everything from canned goods to single-serve bags of chips. "I am so happy with these organizers," wrote one shopper. "They allow me to use space on the top shelf of my pantry that was previously too hard to access. They also stack nicely in my fridge. I put individual guacamole packets and fruit in the bottom one and miscellaneous baggies of leftovers in the top one. It leaves lots more space for other things."


Most Stylish: Yamazaki Tosca Baskets With Wooden Handles

From $20,

Made of flat white wire with wooden handles, these Yamakazi Tosca baskets come in two different sizes to fit various types of pantry essentials. They even look nice enough to use on open shelving or keep on your counter. "I love to mix in a few stylish baskets so that when you open your pantry door, the overall effect is a pleasing one," said Johnson. "These Yamazaki baskets look so chic and are the perfect size to contain categories such as pasta, sweet or salty snacks, and even large fruit." The storage baskets are also available on Amazon, but they're slightly more expensive.


Best for Canned Goods: SimpleHouseware Stackable Can Rack Organizer


Designed to fit both normal 15-ounce and large 32-ounce cans, this SimpleHouseware rack makes it easy to keep canned beans, fruits, and veggies at the ready. Whenever you grab a can, the one behind it rolls to the front (meaning you'll be able to easily tell if you actually do have a can of black beans left). Plenty of shoppers raved about the adjustable racks that ensure all types of cans will fit. "It holds more cans than I expected and really helped to organize my pantry," wrote a customer.


Best for Packets: mDesign Plastic Food Packet Organizer Bin


Microwavable rice packets, spice mixes, hot cocoa pouches, and tea bags all fit right into this pantry organizer. It's made of plastic and has three tiers to make it easy to see what you already have, even if you have a smaller pantry. The one thing shoppers wish they could change is that the dividers aren't adjustable. "I tend to collect small packets of mixes for sauces, soups, seasonings, salad dressings, etc.," wrote a shopper. "Those packets were everywhere in my cabinets and I had a hard time finding what I needed when I needed it. These little trays are fabulous. You can pull the entire tray out, select what you want then put it back in a snap. All of the packets are stored neatly, and together.


Best for Spices: Madesmart Expandable Pantry Shelf & Spice Organizer

From $18,

There's nothing worse than not being able to see the items hiding in the back of your pantry. To avoid having to take everything out just to reach that long-lost spice jar, you can just use a tiered shelf like this one by Madesmart. It expands in width from 14 inches to 25 inches, so you can adjust it to the space you have available. "It has deep shelves that hold cans, jars, and bottles as well as spices," one person wrote. "It is easily washable and has maximized the space in my pantry. Now when I get ready to go grocery shopping, I can go to my pantry and see everything I have so I won't purchase duplicates."


Best for Dry Goods: Oxo Good Grips Pop Food Storage Container Collection


Shoppers love these stackable containers from Oxo, giving them more than 2,300 five-star ratings. They're great for storing all types of dry foods—like sugar, flour, pasta, and cereal—because each lid features a button on top that creates an airtight seal when pushed. You can buy this five-piece set for $52 or a pack of four mini containers for $21, but it's also easy to mix and match the different shapes and sizes to find something that fits your pantry perfectly. After investing in these containers, one shopper said their "pantry has never looked better." Another wrote, "I really like these—you can see what is in them, the suction works pretty well, and the foods stay crisp/fresh."


Best for Maximizing Space: DecoBros Stackable Cabinet Shelf

$19 (was $20),

A pantry organizer as simple as a stackable steel shelf is one of the easiest ways to organize your cabinets because of how much it maximizes space. Especially useful when there's a lot of space between each shelf, these cabinet shelves allow you to store snacks, mugs, and more in space that would have otherwise been left empty. "I bought these for my first apartment and feel like I've really leveled-up in adulthood," wrote a customer. "They seem quite sturdy, but nothing I put on them is too heavy anyway. When you've got [a] lot of little things to store in your cabinets, these pretty much double your space."


Best for Cookware: Cuisinel Heavy Duty Pan Organizer

$22 (was $30),

This Cuisinel pantry organizer is perfect for organizing your pots and pans. It has five tiers in various widths to fit all types of cookware, and it can stand either vertically or horizontally depending on how your cabinets are set up. You can even stack multiple pans in each slot (as long as they fit inside each other). It makes sorting through your pots and pans super convenient, plus shoppers say it's sturdy enough that you don't need to worry about it toppling over—even while holding cast iron skillets. "This allows for easy access to each skillet without pulling them all out in order to get to a skillet at or near the bottom," wrote one customer.


Best Starter Set: The Home Edit 5-Piece Pantry Edit


This plastic storage collection from the professional organizers at The Home Edit has everything you need to get your pantry in tip-top shape. It comes with two large bins, two insert bins, and a three-tier riser. Plus, Johnson said it's excellent for anyone "with a small pantry that's just looking for an organizational boost," adding: "The can riser can also be used for spices or oils, and the stackable large bins can house dinner options, snacks, smoothie ingredients, and more. Take it up a notch by adding a label to the bin to help you stay organized."


Best Pull-Out Tray: Simplehuman 9" Pull-Out Cabinet Organizer

From $60,

Turn any cabinet into a makeshift drawer with Simplehuman's pull-out organizer. Customers say it's super secure and won't damage your cabinet when sliding in and out. It's available in 9-, 14-, and 20-inch sizes, so you can choose one that best fits the width of your space. "These cabinet organizers make my old kitchen cabinets more efficient and bearable," one shopper wrote. "They are super easy to install and maintain."


Best Wire: mDesign Narrow Farmhouse Decor Metal Wire Food Storage Bin


If you aren't into clear plastic, these metal wire bins have a classier appeal while still allowing you to see what's inside. While most shoppers say they use these bins for holding things like spice packets and snack bags, others have found success storing produce like onions and potatoes in them. "I have an older kitchen that I need to make functional," wrote a customer. "So I bought these baskets for organization of my pantry. I love them. They are sturdy and I can easily see the contents."


Best Turntable: ​​Bamboo Lazy Susan


This bamboo lazy Susan from the Container Store is another option that makes it easy to reach anything hiding in the back of your pantry. Just turn the base as needed until you find exactly what ingredient or package you're looking for. "You might think lazy Susans are just for your counter, but they also work well in a pantry," said Johnson. "For instance, place your plastic organizer bin full of oatmeal packets, granola, pancake mix, and other dry breakfast goods next to a lazy Susan that holds syrup, honey, peanut butter, and other liquids you might enjoy with your breakfast items. This way, all your breakfast ingredients are on the same shelf and they're organized in an easy-to-grab fashion."


Best Over-the-Door: ClosetMaid 8-Tier Cabinet Door Organizer

From $48,

Perfect for anyone with full-length pantries, this ClosetMaid organizer hangs from the door to maximize storage space. Each one has eight metal shelves, two of which are designed with stoppers that prevent tall items (like olive oil bottles) from falling out. "I love my cabinet door organizer," one customer said. "It is really made well and it has allowed me to have a lot more cabinet space where I had all my foils, baggies, storage bags etc. It has adjustable shelves which makes it extra versatile."