- In March, Khloe Kardashian’s walk-in pantry was curated by The Home Edit.
- A professional organizer told Insider that decanting is great for organization and keeps food fresh longer.
- Another professional organizer noted that it might be difficult to maintain a pantry of this size.
Khloe Kardashian gave fans a peek into her recently revamped pantry.
The internet has long been fascinated by the meticulously curated kitchen of ‘The Kardashians’ star, who showed off her famous cookie stacking technique and at one point used a color-coded system for her foods. In March, the 37-year-old revealed on Poosh – a lifestyle brand owned by her sister Kourtney Kardashian – that The Home Edit had revamped her pantry with shelves of labeled baskets, several Lazy Susans and decanted jars alot.
While some fans marveled at the pantry, others wondered how practical the pantry was. Insider spoke to two experts, Faith Roberson and Laura Ellis, who weighed in on the discussion.
Ellis called Kardashian’s pantry ‘next level’ but said it uses great organizing principles that most people can emulate
Ellis, the founder of Organized by Ellis, explained that items like Lazy Susans and labeled containers are helpful.
“This pantry is next level, but the principles apply to everyone and these are the best organizing principles to use,” Ellis said. “A Lazy Susan is great in corners or deep shelves because it helps give people more access.”
Ellis also noted that decanting or transferring store-bought foods into individual jars is great for arranging kitchen space.
“We like to decant for several reasons,” Ellis said. “When it’s in a container, people can usually make better use of the space.” She added that it also allows owners to see exactly how much of an item they have before they need to restock.
Ellis also noted that decanting can help keep foods fresh if owners use airtight containers.
“People think it takes longer, but if you think about it, you’re not adding any action that you wouldn’t normally do,” Ellis said. “If you have a cereal box, you’re going to open it and close it a million times.
She added, “It’s no longer work to come home from the store, open the box one at a time, throw it in the thing and throw it away.”
Roberson agreed that Kardashian’s pantry was well organized but added maintenance and attention required for a pantry of this size can be challenging for some homeowners
Roberson, the founder of Organize with Faith, told Insider that Kardashian’s pantry is definitely organized, but tackling a project of this magnitude would be overwhelming.
“No woman is holding a pantry the size of a junior bedroom,” Roberson said. “It’s a very expensive business. It’s not a one-time thing that you can keep up with a 9-to-5 job.”
Roberson continued that Kardashian likely had some extra help keeping her kitchen — and her home — in tip-top shape. She also noted that Kardashian hoards several excess items and may dive into conspicuous consumption, which refers to buying material items to signify one’s social status.
“It’s one way to organize, but it’s not the only way to organize,” Roberson said. “I think it’s important for women to understand and hear this, because they might be putting these unrealistic expectations on themselves.”
For homeowners looking to organize their pantry or storage space, Roberson suggested making an inventory list to keep track of what foods are in the house and what’s missing. She also championed mason jars because of their versatility.