First up when you are looking at the pantry dead on (as seen in the picture), I keep all the snacks (and then a small portion is breads - bagels, loaf of bread, buns). Before everything was all over the place...in different size bags and it was hard to see everything. To create so order (starting from the top shelves), I got these awesome OXO Pop Containers to put things like pita chips, goldfish and pretzels in....not only can I see what we have but it also keeps it fresher longer. I also use these smaller ones too. For the items that have "pieces" or multiples like microwavable popcorn, different kinds of nuts, fruit snacks and others I got these Room Essentials containers in various sizes like this one and this one. And then lastly, on the bottom for the snacks I buy in bulk at Costco I got these baskets to store Pirate Booty and Veggie Sticks.
The left had side of the pantry has a variety of different items but all grouped together by category like oils, condiments, pastas, rice, etc. The very top shelf has all the cereal and again I put it in these OXO containers to keep it fresh but also see how much we have. The bottom shelf has easy access for zip-loc bags, foil, plastic wrap, etc.
And on the right side its mainly beverages and baking needs. I buy my K-cups in bulk via Amazon subscribe and save or Costco so this bin helps store the overflow. I use the same organizational process to keep things together buy category...top, top shelf is coffee, tea, hot chocolate; next shelf is baking needs with sugar, flour, etc; and so on.
Simple (and not very expensive) changes made a huge difference in cleaning up the pantry and will hopefully help avoid over buying and eliminate a lot of waste! How do you keep your pantry organized?