Here are a couple of seemingly random, unnecessary tips that I believe make an astounding difference in the appearance of your pantry, or other such spaces.
Think, perhaps, of the grocery store: Baking Isle; Canned Soups & Meats; Canned Beans & Veggies; Breads, Crackers, Cereals; Rice & Pasta; etc.
Line canned goods, boxes, and bottles in neat rows. Stacking is fabulous, but keep it tidy.
Face all labels out.
Seriously. This one makes an incredible difference. I promise! And, it only takes a second longer when you come in with the groceries. It’s worth it.
Baskets & Bags
I love using baskets to corral certain categories in the pantry. However, baskets tend to be outrageously priced. So, when my brothers and I redid our pantry (a rather intense 2 days while our parents were out… A story for another time.), I opted for large brown paper bags in place of baskets. We had a good stash of them, and, with the unprinted side facing out, it really looks great! Carefully fold down the top of the bag (like rolling up your pant legs) a couple of times to create a finished look and sturdier bag.