Why A Kitchen Drawer Might Make More Sense For Snack Storage Than A Pantry

When you think of where to store snacks, the pantry is probably your go-to place. Nevertheless, if you have small children or shelves up to the ceiling, you'll be used to the constant asking for snacks and treats after school. To save yourself the hassle and also some time, why not transform one of your kitchen drawers into a snack haven? Versatile and oh-so-satisfying, you can customize a spare drawer into your own snack display. Plus, utilizing a kitchen drawer will allow you to keep an eye on what your children are eating. 

Even if you don't have children, this hack is still applicable. Think about it — the rest of your food is kept in the fridge, which is normally in the kitchen, so it only makes sense to have your snacks to hand, too. If you're still not convinced, below are some more reasons why you might want to consider moving your chips and dips from the pantry to your kitchen immediately.

A snack drawer may allow for more organization

Firstly, not only will a snack drawer give your children easier access to snacks, but it could also teach them to be independent. By starting off small, you can build your child's confidence in finding food for themselves. They'll also love the opportunity to help you out when it comes to packing lunches. Additionally, having a snack drawer instead of storing everything in the pantry could allow you to keep better track of when things are about to run out, allowing for better snack organization overall. 

If you're worried about the drawer looking messy, grab some dividers. This is also a good way to separate snacks by category (like savory or sweet) or dietary preference — there's something satisfying about seeing everything laid out in front of you in a drawer format. The next time you go to organize your pantry, consider moving your snacks to a drawer instead.