November 23, 2019
This post is sponsored by ShelfGenie; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own
Finding a small pantry solution should be simple right? When we moved into our beloved 1900’s farmhouse I was so in love with all the character and details that I kind of overlooked the fact that there wasn’t really a pantry. However, I had dealt with the lack of pantry in our previous house so it didn’t seem like too big of a challenge.
WRONG! This small pantry was even worse than before. There was one deep and tall cabinet where we could put pantry items, and the storage shelves that were inside of it only came about halfway out. Not even the entire cabinet had those shelving baskets, which led to lots of stuff stuck in the back that I didn’t even know I had. This caused overbuying, food going to waste, and just plain ole frustration because I could never find what I was looking for in our cabinets!
ENTER SHELFGENIE – My Small Pantry Solution!
Have you heard of shelf genie?! IT IS MAGIC. I guess that’s why they call it a “genie” but dang the hype is real. When I saw this collaboration come into my inbox I applied immediately! It is literally the perfect small pantry solution to my kitchen problems. I am thrilled to be able to working with ShelfGenie to create my custom kitchen solution!
First of all the whole process was super easy and they make everything from start to finish absolutely seamless. Providing solutions to my small pantry problems.
First I met with a ShelfGenie Designer, and she came out to understand my space and my needs and work up the custom glide-out storage system design for me. She even made this great video outlining the details and the plan. Click here to watch. Seeing the video and the 3D virtual model was so helpful in envisioning what I wanted and how they would be able to create it for me. Especially since it was hard for me to envision a solution for my small pantry myself.
My designer and the installation team came back a few days later to finalize the pantry design and take the exact measurements. They used this for our completely custom glide-out system. The custom solution takes about 4 weeks to make before they are installed.
For installation, you need to remove everything from the pantry cabinets. It is shocking how much stuff I shoved in my pantry. I couldn’t see or access over half of it. The installation day went really smoothly. I met the installation team at my house and then left them to their work. This abled me to run errands while they got the job done.
Arriving home a few hours later to what felt like a completely new kitchen! When it was complete I organized my pantry and could see the improvement immediately. Finally, I could see all that I had! I was beginning to feel like not having a tradition pantry was no longer a problem. I had found the solution to my small pantry problem.
Making dinner has been so much better since the installation as I now have an actual functioning and organized pantry! I now can easily see all that I have in my cabinets. It is much easier to plan dinners and not repeat or over-buy ingredients ( hello my previous stash of 10 cartons of bone broth and 8 cans of the same beans. )Even saving me money on eating out!
I am now able to utilize the huge storage cabinets above my fridge because the glide outs enable me to reach what I have got up there. Before the update I had to get out a ladder to see inside them, now I can just pull out the shelf and have easy access to everything. I know this is a common thing in older homes! So this pantry system is the perfect solution.
I already have shelf envy for every other room in my house, but particularly the master bathroom (which has ultra-small storage space and looks like a constant disaster.) AKA never open my bathroom cabinets or you’ll get an avalanche of hairdryers and bandaids. I am definitely saving up for another shelf genie system in there.
These are custom made and come with a lifetime warranty that even transfers to the next owner of the home if we ever decide to sell. These were an investment in our family’s quality of life, by providing increased organization and ease of use for me in the kitchen. I have already seen the benefit of this system! I 100% recommend them to anyone who is looking for a solution to disorganized or non-functional storage spaces. If you are looking for ways to organize your kitchen cabinets this is the way to go!
The folks at ShelfGenie are so confident in their product and the ability to bring order, accessibility, and harmony to your family’s favorite spaces. Because of this, they are offering a FREE In-home Design Consult to anyone who clicks this link and mentions my blog post!