These affordable essentials will keep your pantry tidy.

By Sarah Yang
Updated May 25, 2018
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Take a look inside your pantry or kitchen cabinets. Are they a jumbled mess of half-empty bags and boxes of food, expired cans or jars, and other random miscellaneous items? Hate to break it to you, but it’s time for an organization intervention. Just in time for spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up pantry essentials—all under $20—that will help you stay organized so that the next time you open the doors you’ll know exactly where everything is.

Narrow Stackable Canisters with Lime Lids

Placing your dry foods in clear containers will make your pantry look streamlined. Plus, the containers will help keep food fresh longer. These come in various sizes and they’re all stackable.

To buy: $3-$8 (originally $3-10);

Copco Two-Tier Non-Skid Cabinet Lazy Susan

Easily find that jar of pasta sauce or spices without rummaging through your shelves or moving items. This one has a non-slip surface so everything will stay put when you’re rotating it.

To buy: $13;

Whitmor Rattique Storage Baskets

Place snacks, juice boxes, and fruit inside these baskets so your kids can easily grab them from the pantry. They’re durable enough to hold any kind of pantry item and are easy to clean (just wipe them down with a cloth).

To buy: $21;

Chalk Board Label Set

The easiest way to keep things organized? Label everything. Attach labels to canisters, baskets, even you shelves so that everyone in your family knows where everything goes.

To buy: $4;