We are a nation of snackers, and keeping those sweet and salty treats organized can be a challenge. Here are some stylish ideas for organizing your snacks, from the kitchen to the pantry to the game room, basement rec room, or home theater that will keep the whole family's cravings satisfied without cluttering up the house.
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Kid-Friendly Snack Storage
Storing wholesome snacks where kids can see and reach them is one way to encourage them to eat an apple instead of a candy bar, like this kid-friendly pantry from Breathing Room Organization + Styling.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Kid-Friendly Pantry Snack Storage
Neat Method NYC created kid-friendly snack storage in this small kitchen pantry by keeping snacks organized and labeled in wire baskets on the bottom shelf.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Labeled Wire Basket Snack Storage
Labeled black wire baskets that contrast against the white shelving make things easy to see and grab in this kitchen pantry organized by Neat Method NYC.
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Hotel-Style Snack Storage
A Beautiful Mess added a hotel-style guest room bar cart stocked with snacks to make visitors feel welcome. The cart is a flea market find that was polished up with a fresh coat of paint and lined with wire baskets that hold snacks, with extra travel-sized toiletries, fresh towels, and a small bouquet of flowers tucked between them.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Playroom Snack Storage
Cake and Confetti gave this upstairs playroom wet bar a colorful makeover, turning it into a kid-friendly snack bar by adding a mini fridge for beverages and countertop snack display baskets and jars that doesn't require a trip downstairs.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Hidden Snack Storage
In this pantry from Breathing Room Organization + Styling, candy is stored on the top shelf in a closed basket and identified with a small hand-written label to help keep it just out of sight and reach.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Transparent Snack Storage
Cake and Confetti used transparent acrylic snack storage containers in a number of shapes from bowls to bins to jars that makes everything visible and easy to access.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Media Room Snack Storage
In this media room designed by Albie K. Buabeng for Emily Henderson Design, a tiered storage cart is stacked with a selection of treats with a pair of glass candy jars on the top shelf.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Snack Storage Labels
Cake and Confetti added decorative labels to personalize inexpensive acrylic candy storage containers.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Basement Snack Storage Cart
Michelle Berwick Design added a rolling wooden bar cart to this finished bungalow basement that is equipped with movie night snacks from a mini popcorn maker to jars full of colorful candy to wine storage and glasses for the grown-ups.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Sweet and Salty Snack Storage
Clear plastic bins keep shelves of sweet and salty snacks organized in this pantry space from Most Lovely Things.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Rec Room Snack Storage
This moody basement reno rec room from Christina Kim Interior Design is outfitted with a built-in wet bar that houses refreshments for the adults and snacks for the whole family for game nights, movie nights, and other off duty leisure activities.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Fresh Snack Storage
Keeping fresh snacks like fruit neatly stored in clear bins in the refrigerator makes it convenient to opt for a healthier choice, like this fridge from Breathing Room Organization + Styling that is stocked with whole foods.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Basement Kitchenette Snack Storage
This cottage style basement kitchenette from House of Jade Interiors has a built-in pantry for storing snacks and a glass-front fridge for beverages that is designed to optimize movie and game nights.
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Seasonal Snack Storage
Storing seasonal snacks on the countertop in ribbon-tied jars can help you feel more festive and double as decor when you're not indulging, like this holiday hot cocoa bar from Inspired By Charm that is set up in the butler's pantry.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Candy Jar Snack Storage
In this small kitchen pantry from Most Lovely Things, large glass candy jars are used to organize staples including candy bars on the lower shelf.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Cake and Confetti stored baskets labeled "chips" next to a canned drink holder on the bottom shelf of this kitchen pantry to keep them accessible. A bowl of fruit and a cake stand topped with a glass cloche keeps perishable snacks on view.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Closed Snack Storage + Countertop
Victoria Bell Design left this kitchenette counter bare for use as a display area for snacks and beverages that are otherwise neatly stored in the closed cabinetry when snack time is over.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Vintage Bar Cart Snack Storage
A Beautiful Mess used a vintage bar cart to create a guest room snack station that is customized for friends and family, with a changing pantry tailored to food allergies or including kid-friendly snacks for parents traveling with little ones. A guest book and a vase of flowers add a thoughtful touch.
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Snack Storage Labels
Rush Me Home suggests labeling see-through snack storage containers "snacks" so that you can repurpose them for your current preferred snack rather than creating labels for specific items, a handy tip to help keep small pantries in order.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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All-White Snack Storage
Breathing Room Organization + Styling used white baskets and transparent storage containers to outfit this all-white snack pantry, keeping the focus on the colorful variety of options.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Small Pantry Snack Storage
A Beautiful Mess devoted a shelf of this small, deep pantry to snacks, labeling the front side of the shelf to keep things organized and glass jars visible at the front. Hyacinth baskets contain back-ups.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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This large wall of kitchen cabinets from Thistlewood Farms is organized into zones, including a dedicated snack area, with uniform storage containers in varying sizes that make goods easy to see, no labels required.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Black and White Snack Storage
Britt Design Studio used a crisp palette of black, white, and natural tones in this well organized kitchen pantry, dividing it into zones including a generous snack area starting on the first level of shelves.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Snackle Storage Box
This "snackle box" from Inspired By Charm is a (brand new) tackle box filled with an assortment of grazing board-style snacks that is perfect for picnics or appetizers on your patio, porch, or other outdoor space. Those with large enough refrigerators can also use this party trick to store appetizers for a next-day get-together so that they can relax and enjoy their guests from the moment the doorbell rings.
What is the best way to store snacks?
You can store snacks in bins, baskets, glass jars, or dedicated pantry shelves. If you want to keep healthy snacks ready and accessible, store them where it’s easy for you and your family to reach them, be it a kid-height shelf in the pantry or in clear glass jars on the countertop. Store special treats on a higher shelf or in an opaque storage container if you want to keep them out of sight and mind until cheat day comes around.
How can I organize snacks without a pantry?
You don’t need a pantry to organize your snacks. You can organize snacks in a dedicated kitchen drawer or cabinet, on an open wall-mounted shelf, on a set of freestanding shelves, or in labeled glass jars or wire baskets on a countertop.