hi everyone. iâ€™m alejandra from alejandra.tvand in this video, iâ€™m going to show you how to organize your pantry on a tiny budget.but first, if you are looking to start getting organized for the very first time, you cancheck out my free video series on my website alejandra.tv. thereâ€™s a link below. all right. so when it comes to preparing forbreakfast, making lunches, cooking dinner, you have to have an organized pantry to beable to make the whole process easier, faster, more efficient and thereâ€™s no better thingto do than have an organized pantry. so one of the things that people always thinkabout when you think about organizing the pantry for the very first time is that youhave to spend a lot of money to set up systems
by expensive organizing products and iâ€™mgoing to show you that, that that is just not the case. so iâ€™ve tackled my entirepantry right here for our â€“ all stuff from the dollar store and iâ€™m going to show youall the cool systems that i set up to inspire you to organize your pantry with whateverbudget you are working with. all right. so let me show you exactly whatiâ€™ve done. all right. so up here, so the top shelf here is reserved for all of thebig things we buy from costco, like things we buy in bulk like paper towels, like bigthings of chips, big things of cereal. so that just stays nice and empty, availablefor stored space. all right. this shelf right here, this iswhere i have all of my like bottles, spices,
oils, vinegars and stuff and i wanted to uselazy susans because lazy susans are awesome for storing round things because you justâ€“ you turn them and you find exactly what youâ€™re looking for. unfortunately, the dollar store doesnâ€™tsell lazy susans. so i made my own. i took two baking pans from the dollar store. i tooka pack of marbles. i put the marbles in between and now i have a lazy susan just like thatand it turns really smoothly really nicely. itâ€™s like these supplies were made for alazy susan and it costs $3 each. so these stay up here. spices are in the corner.on this shelf right here, i have all of the snack foods, dinner foods, desserts and alli did was take dishpans from the dollar store.
so just because itâ€™s a dishpan doesnâ€™tmean you have to use it like under the sink or by the sink. you can use it as a storagebin in the pantry or any other space in the house. so i thought this is perfect for categorizingall these small things in the pantry. what i also did was i found these â€“ theyâ€™redouble shelf bridges. this is what they look like right here. theyâ€™re hard to find. igot these last year at dollar tree. theyâ€™re currently out of stock. i visited seven dollartrees and i called like a total of 15 in the area and they were just out of stock. but what i did here was i put a shelf here.i put a dishpan underneath, a dishpan on top
and nothing is puttied down. it just workslike this but you pull this out and itâ€™s like a drawer. so you have these two dishpans.you have this double shelf right here and itâ€™s like a set of drawers. itâ€™s likemade to go together. they need to start selling this together because it just works so nicely. it only works with these particular doubleshelves. if you buy double shelves somewhere else, theyâ€™re going to be a different sizeand itâ€™s not going to work. i tried it below and it just doesnâ€™t work. so anyway, that goes there. i put nice biglabels here, so i could see what is where, because the space is kind of dark, but yeah.so all the snacks, i take them out of the
box and i just throw them in here. the samething with most of the desserts. i take like the cookies out of the box and then they justget tossed inside of this dishpan just like that. all right. down here, this is where i haveall of my dry goods. so itâ€™s hard to find dry good containers that are airtight fora low price. i found these ones. these were the best that i found. they are not airtight.but they have a nice seal. so like this top â€“ yeah, the top clasps clips on to the bottomreally nice and secure. then this lid right here to open it is prettytight and they make a tall one and they make a short one. again, theyâ€™re from dollartree.
so, the tall ones are hard to find. out ofall the stores i visited, i only found four and i visited seven different stores. theseare the smaller ones right here. so again, theyâ€™re not airtight but theyare functional and they do hold all of your dry goods. then over here is where i justput cereals because it seemed like the best logical place to put them. then the bottom shelf, i did the same thingwith all of the dishpans. i took four dishpans and then i separated them out into baking,specialty, tea and coffee, and then this is an empty one. but these double shelves right here, theseare from â€“ theyâ€™re actually my grandmaâ€™s.
they are like 20 years old. she got them probablyat kmart. she loves kmart and they donâ€™t work. if you try and pull this out, it doesnâ€™twork. the double shelf moves. so you have to use the ones from dollar tree to do this. then of course you need a shelf liner at thebottom of the shelf to make sure that the double shelf does not go through the ventilationof your shelf. you can get a shelf liner at the dollar store.itâ€™s not like â€“ i like this one better because itâ€™s flat and itâ€™s nice and secure.what you can do is the dollar store sells film poster boards, one of those thick posterboards. you can cut that and put that on top of your shelf as your liner because itâ€™sgoing to create a nice like non-ventilated
surface. then you can put these double shelveson top of that. so anyway, that is that shelf. at the verybottom of the pantry, i have all of my refills for all of the containers in here. so i justfound these little tubs. i like these tubs because they have a handle. theyâ€™re notclear. i didnâ€™t want to see like all the bags down here. they come in blue and thenwhite of course. so i just categorized refills in two of them,bags and then paper goods like picnic stuff in the corner, one over here. then i justput a big label down there. theyâ€™re kind of flimsy but i mean itâ€™sa dollar. so itâ€™s a good price and then over here, i found this. this was anothercontainer from the dollar store. this one
comes in four sizes. out of all the dollartrees i went to, only one store had one of these really tall ones with the nice pinktop. but this is perfect for pet food, like mojoâ€™s food. this is like â€“ it has a nicehandle back here and put a label right here. but they sell four sizes. the small one isblue. thereâ€™s a medium green one. thereâ€™s a tall red one and then the tallest is pink.so yeah, that just goes to the bottom of the pantry. ok. so then over the door right here, i foundthis nice hook that is nice and secure. so the dollar store sells different over-the-doorhooks and i found this is the best one because it has like the tightest fit and it just seemedlike it was the best quality and it has two
hooks. thereâ€™s the smaller one and thenthereâ€™s the top one. so i just put my two aprons right here andthen my picnic bag goes on top and i like this because itâ€™s not even like puttieddown or anything and it doesnâ€™t move. the hook is pretty well in place. so that was a great find. so thatâ€™s howiâ€™ve organized my entire pantry. iâ€™m going to count everything up and show you that ididnâ€™t spend a lot of money in the entire â€“ the pantry is all organized. my systemsare functional, easy to access and everything just looks so beautiful. so ok, thereâ€™snothing up here. these were $3 each, two baking pans so 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43. so iâ€™ve organized my entire pantry for $43and my system is now beautiful. now, when i go to cook, iâ€™m going to be able to findeverything, easily access everything and i can just show off how beautiful it looks. so i hope this video has inspired you to workwith whatever budget you have and still set up organizing systems in your home with whateveryouâ€™re working with. if this is your first time watching any ofmy videos, you can subscribe to my channel for more tips on getting organized or checkout my website alejandra.tv. thanks for watching and i will see you soon. bye.