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Staging a Pantry – Before and After

When selling, to get the most for your home means making it appealing to the buyer. That’s where staging plays it’s important role. But Staging a Pantry sounds pretty silly, doesn’t it?

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

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Let’s start with the before. There was rhyme and reason to my pantry, but it looked junky and cluttered.

What if the potential buyer may be a cook or coupon-er?

Then you definitely need to make sure it looks organized and spacious. Here are some tips to help you.

Staging a Pantry

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You want to be able to show a potential buyer that all of their food will fit in the pantry, regardless of size. So I did a bit of organizing.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

A better result, but it was still lacking something. Where’s the appeal? As you can see, there was a lot of unused space and disorganization.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

How can you make this improvement better? Think outside the box and think monochromatic.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Wow, right?! I wanted my potential buyer to be wowed when they opened the pantry.

Purposefully place items and arrange it in a much simpler way, so it appears more spacious, like these lazy susans.

DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry - how to make beautiful custom storage for your home

Use them to group like items together, such as jars or sauces. You can read how I made these wooden lazy susans for super cheap!

Another tip to make you pantry appear bigger and more organized is using Glass Food Storage Jars.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

You can find affordable canisters to put your baking supplies in.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Adding fun labels creates a cohesive, monochromatic look.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Displaying your pastas in jars instead of colorful boxes is another easy way to look organized.

No room in the budget for new jars?

Save old spaghetti jars! I filled them with staples.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

It looks neat and organized.

If you have more time, take a moment to spray paint the lids! I did not, but they still look fine next to each other.

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Take 15 minutes to organize your cans and turn the labels facing out.

I know you may be thinking this is overkill, but if someone opens the pantry and sees it nice and neat like a grocery store – that’s a plus!

But what about those items that need to say in their boxes?

Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Use baskets or crates to hide the larger items that look bulky, like extra sauces or potatoes.

DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry - how to make beautiful custom storage for your home

So in just a few hours, staging your pantry can make a big difference.

But remember that you want to pay attention to the details. It shows in the little things, which gives the potential buyer the impression that you have cared for this home – which I’m sure you have!

DIY Lazy Susans for your Pantry - how to make beautiful custom storage for your home
Why you should Stage a Pantry when selling your home and tips on how to do it!

Tomorrow, I will give you the tutorial on the Lazy Susans I’ve made for this pantry as well as using the wooden crates for storage.

So I hope this helps you find that energy to get to organizing! But don’t miss out on my other Staging tips!

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3 Comments

  1. You did an awesome job, I need to do this with my pantry! My wonderful friend Heather & I started a linky party & I would love to have you come link up! -Kayla 🙂

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