Perfect Pantry Organization with Closet Maid

by Pam on March 1, 2013

 

I am a closet slob. I admit it. People visit my home and think things are neat and in order because, thankfully,  they never peek into my closets.  It’s not all my fault. Our closets were short on shelf space. Each one has a shelf or two and the rest is floor space. I’d try to straighten and then the rest of the family would dig through, making a mess, until they found what they wanted.  The worst was our pantry, located in the hall beside our kitchen, which we had dubbed “the closet o’ plenty.”  Why had it earned this nickname? Besides holding food it was the catch all closet.  I had added items I didn’t have a place for but didn’t want to get rid of—photo books of the kids, office, school and craft supplies, small kitchen appliances and even light bulbs.  I dreaded opening the door because it felt like I was taking my life in my own hands. I never knew what might come tumbling out.  When Closet Maid offered me a closet makeover for my pantry using their  Shelf Track and Shelf liner I hoped organization was around the corner.
The Shelf Track and Shelf Liner come ready to be assembled and with all the necessary equipment but the shelves have to be cut to fit the measurements of the closet.  We gathered the basic tools to complete the installation—a drill, a handsaw (wire cutters could also be used), and a screwdriver.  I experienced a few moments of trepidation when Bryan was ready to begin because he is not exactly “Mr. Handy,” but he managed to complete the project in a little over two hours, including removing our old shelving and installing the new system.  He says that now he has completed one closet he will be able to complete future closets much more quickly.

I was left with the task of organization.  Having plenty of shelves has made a world of difference. I was able to make a shelf for baking supplies, a couple of shelves for photo supplies, shelves for food and a shelf for my “extra” stuff.   I was so proud of my closet I have dragged everyone into the hall to show them my handiwork.  Seriously.  When one of my daughter’s friends who is home from college came over I told him as soon as he arrived, “Check out the closet o’ plenty!”  I was so impressed that I purchased units so I could redo the linen closet and one of bathroom closets and a small Closet Maid cabinet for my dad’s kitchen. (I found mine at Home Depot.)

 What I like about the Closet Maid ShelfTracker and Shelf Liner:
  • Plenty of shelves (we had two rows of shelving left over)
  • Shelf Liner can be wiped clean –great for when messy kids spill something
  • Fairly Easy to Install, no complicated tools needed

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The only thing I would have done differently is paint my closet before the shelves were installed. I see closet organization in my future!

Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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suburban prep March 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I would also like the Honeywell 9112 Twelve (12) Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

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scottsgal March 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I like the organizing cart

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eclairre March 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

crosscut paper shredder

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latanya t March 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

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kellyr78 March 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I would like their 6 Cube Organizer.
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mummytotwoboys March 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I really like 5 Drawer 17 in. W Basket System

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Lynsey @MoscatoMom March 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I would use the ShelfTracker as well – we converted a bedroom into an office, all except for the closet – which would me MUCH more functional with some SHELVES in it! LOL

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Beeb March 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I would like to try the 5-Shelf Stackable Organizer! Thanks for the giveaway!

-Beeb
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Candice March 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I like the Cubeicals 6 Cube Organizer.

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Stephanie Phelps March 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

I would also love to try the Rail System for the Kitchen

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 2, 2013 at 1:06 am

If he’s not a handyman, he did a good job of faking it. Or maybe it’s just that’s quite an awesome set of shelving. ;)

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Barb W. March 2, 2013 at 1:25 am

I’d like to try the cube storage and accessory items such as the shoe racks and hooks in addition to the shelf system. I can actually picture myself getting more organized, which would be a first for our closets!

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Bethany C. March 2, 2013 at 1:28 am

I like the black pantry cabinet.

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shana March 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

Pantry Cabinet

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Hank55 March 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm

you have to take advantage of all storage areas,this will help out a lot

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krystal wethington March 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm

5 Drawer 17 in. W Basket System

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Kathy Donovan-Ellis March 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I like the 9 Cube Organizer

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willdebbie March 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I like 6 Cube Organizer in grey
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carol March 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I like the 6 Cube Organizer for my scrapping supplies

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debijackson March 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm

5 shelf stackable organizer debbie jackson
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jers52 March 2, 2013 at 7:19 pm

this would help me reorganize a closet that really needs a makeover!!!

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Anonymous March 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm

ShelfTrack 4 ft. to 6 ft. Closet Organizer Kit
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mecarolks March 2, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I would like to try the 5-Shelf Stackable Organizer.

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llinda29 March 3, 2013 at 12:19 am

I want 4 Tier Freestanding Shoe Rack

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tatertot374 March 3, 2013 at 12:46 am

ShelfTrack 4 ft. to 6 ft. Closet Organizer Kit

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8KidzForMe March 3, 2013 at 1:39 am

I would love to try the 4 Cube Cabinet along with the fabric cubes. Would be great storage for my kids toys.
~Sandra U.

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crankyyanky1 March 3, 2013 at 1:48 am

I like the 25 shoe cube organizer

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Tamar March 3, 2013 at 2:32 am

4 drawer cabinet for garage

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AmyBond March 3, 2013 at 2:34 am

Would love to have some of their cube storage for the laundry room and bedroom!

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Michelle March 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

I like the 12 Cube Organizer. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Anonymous March 3, 2013 at 3:07 am

The 9 cube organizer would Definately come in handy.

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Tonya Dean March 3, 2013 at 5:13 am

Pantry Cabinet

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Little Mama Meow March 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Id love to try their 12 cube organizer

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Fawn March 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I love the Flat Panel Utility Cabinets for my laundry room
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Michelle Hudak March 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I’d like the pantry cabinet for storing craft supplies

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wigget March 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

i could use the SuiteSymphony 32 in. Starter Kit

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Teri March 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm

the cubicles

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Darla Cook March 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Wire Drawer Systems.

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samke23 March 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I love the fabric storage cubes!

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Claire March 4, 2013 at 4:12 am

I like the 4-Tier Rolling Cart.

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Stephanie Larison March 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

I like the 5-Shelf Stackable Organizer

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Selinda March 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

Wire Drawer Systems for the pantry!

Thanks,

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jill24295 March 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I’d like to have the cube storage system.
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Carol March 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I would like to try the 5-Shelf Stack- able Organizer.
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Bonnye March 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I love the Cubeicals 6 Cube Organizer

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Katie March 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I’d love to try the 4-Tier Freestanding Shoe Rack

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cp1935 March 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I would like the five shelf stackable

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Jessica Schank Snow March 5, 2013 at 3:02 am

The Tall Modular Drawer.
Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

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Katie Roch March 5, 2013 at 4:02 am

I would like to try the SuiteSymphony 25 in. Starter Kit

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j sezz March 5, 2013 at 4:10 am

I’d like to try the Wire Drawer Systems.

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rookieabh March 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I love the 3 Cube Bench!
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Desiree Dunbar March 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I’d like the Large Soft Storage Trays for the closet.

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adina March 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

6 cube organizer

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Angela Yer March 12, 2013 at 12:28 am

I like the garage cabinets

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Anthony March 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Honeywell 9112 Twelve (12) Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

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Eric March 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Bedroom closet wire package kit

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dawn cook March 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm

i like the cube storage, perfect for the kids room

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Leslie L. Stanziani March 13, 2013 at 12:45 am

I like the cubeicals.

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Debra Hall March 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

Drawer Kits thats what i need

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Jen March 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I think I like their 6 Cube Organizer.

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Stephanie March 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I also like their storage cubeicals would help organize toys and things.

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Kari Flores March 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I need the 18 Pair Shoe Rack.

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Wendy March 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I love all of the shoe racks

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Tricha March 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm

5-Shelf Stackable Organizer.

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Kayla March 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

6 Cube organizer

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Jennifer March 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I like the 1 Door Storage Cabinet.

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Candice Hull March 14, 2013 at 12:42 am

I like the 3 cube bench
Thank you!

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Lauren Harmon March 14, 2013 at 6:47 am

The cube organizers or shoe storage are definitely needed in my home!

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Laurie Nemeth March 14, 2013 at 6:56 am

I love them all but the cube organizers are cool.. and the door storage cabinet.

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Jennifer G March 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

stackable storage cabinets

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Lesley F March 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

I like the Fabric Drawer – Pastel Colors

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Tanya Bartlett March 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

The organizing cart

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Saver Sara March 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

5-Shelf Stackable Organizer

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amy deeter March 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

the 1 Door Storage Cabinet.

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Ida March 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I would like to try the 5 shelf stackable organizer. Thanks!

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mary damian reynolds March 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I would like the Medium Fabric Bin

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Michelle W March 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I would like to have the 48 In. Storage Cabinet in my garage

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Michelle Tucker March 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I’d love to try the Cubeicals 3 Cube Bench.

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susan smoaks March 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

i like the Cubeicals Fabric Drawers

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kristy dobbs March 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Stackable Storage Cabinets

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Melanie Montgomery March 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I like the Cubeicals 6 Cube Organizer

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sheila k March 14, 2013 at 6:03 pm

12 cube or 6 cube organizers

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Paul Burgess March 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Perfect, need for my remodeling project in couple months.

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Gianna March 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm

2 Door Organizer.

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Christian Alejandro March 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I liked the Shelftrack Elite

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id love the Pantry Cabinet

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I would love to have the Cubeicals 3 Cube Bench

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I want to try the Drawer 17 in. W Basket System

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Six cube canister

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I like the Portable Garment Rack with Casters.

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I would like to try the 5 Ft. – 10 Ft. Closet Kit

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