So, here is what I started with:
I hate to even say that I am complaining about my pantry space, so many people would love to have the amount of space we have, but let me have this one, please. This pantry is sooo deep (almost 25", seriously), it makes it very easy to lose track of things in the back and I have struggled with how to make it work best.
I started by taking everything out so I could see what I was working with. Holy Cow, again!! To say I was overwhelmed to look at all of this would be an understatement, it took me a few minutes to figure out where to start.
Then, I moved on to the bottom of the pantry, this was and still is the most logical place for the crockpot and stand mixer. They are easy to access, but not out in the open taking up counter space. Breakfast foods and kid friendly snacks went on the lower shelves so the boys could have easy access without needing assistance. Continuing to work out way up is canned goods and pasta.
The baskets from the dollar store combined with tupperware containers I already had kept this reorganization super cheap.
I think I am done with the kitchen for now, although I noticed in some of these pictures that I need to do some more dusting in the bottom of the pantry (ugh, it seriously never seems to end). Now, onto another space for some more spring spruce ups.