Simply host Haley Cairo turns to a professional organizer for help with her awkward pantry space.
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Simply host Haley Cairo had a lot of issues with her awkward pantry setup—including recesses that were hard for her to reach, a ton of large and unwieldy products, and small items that got lost in her current pantry.

So she called in an expert—professional organizer Kay Patterson—to help her clear the clutter and devise a better system.

To start, she cleared her pantry and edited away any old or expired food, then added in new shelving and lazy susans to make it easy to get items that are stashed in that unwieldy corner.

She decanted dry goods, like oatmeal and flour, into airtight glass jars to make it easy to see when she's low on product—and help preserve freshness at the same time. Water hyacinth baskets helped corral canned goods and smaller bags, and they're carefully labeled to make sure that it's easy to find exactly what she needs. Over-door storage was also included to manage some smaller items that tend to get lost.

Labels made it easy to ensure that everything has its place—and gets put back in the proper spot. That makes keeping her pantry neat and clean so much easier.

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Medium Glass Jars

$26; amazon.com

These jars, made of borosilicate glass with air-tight wooden lids, help keep dry goods stylishly and safely stored.

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Mixed Size Glass and Wood Jars

$27; amazon.com

Invest in a set of air-tight jars to hold nuts, pasta, and other dry goods. 

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Brass Basket Clip Labels

$20; amazon.com

These pretty brass clips come with clear labels to help you easily know what's in each pantry basket.

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Erasable Labels

$9; amazon.com

For items that cycle in and out of your pantry, erasable labels make it easy to update with the latest pantry items.

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Pre-made Labels

$15; amazon.com

These sleek labels cover most pantry staples—and make it easy to get an Instagram-worthy look for your pantry.

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Lazy Susan

$19; amazon.com

Avoid dead space in the back of the pantry or along a wall by using lazy susans to make it easy to rotate and access it all.

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Snack Bins

$31; amazon.com

These divided bins help you organize smaller items in your pantry. 

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Medium Baskets

$40; amazon.com

These nicely sized bins can hold cans and other pantry staples.

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LED Motion Sensor Lights

$40; amazon.com

Make it easy to see what you have by installing motion sensor lights to brighten up your pantry.

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Cereal Dispenser

$23; amazon.com

Keep your favorite cereal fresh (and pest free) with this easy-seal cereal dispenser.

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Elfa System Pantry Custom Design

$1135-1419; containerstore.com

Use every inch of space with this door organization system, which can be customized to suit your space and your organization needs.

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Water Hyacinth Storage Bins

$9-20 each; containerstore.com

These pretty storage bins help corral similar products (such as your snacks or your canned tomatoes), so you can easily find what you need.

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Rolling Baskets

$100; williams-sonoma.com

Use these larger rolling baskets on the pantry floor to store protein powder and other large items.

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Dog Food Canisters

$105; amazon.com

This powder-coated steel bin is the perfect size for holding dog food or treats for your favorite pooch.

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Large Glass Jars

$28; amazon.com

These jumbo-sized glass jars are perfect for holding larger items (like marshmallows).