Rubbermaid teams with designer to offer pantry storage and organization tips
April 28, 2021 | 2:49 pm CDT

Emily Henderson partnered with Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry containers to show how bringing order to your home can lead to inner calm, starting with the pantry.

Photo By Sara Ligorria-Tramp for Emily Henderson Design

ATLANTA – Rubbermaid, a division of Newell Brands, teamed up with interior designer Emily Henderson to offer storage and home organization tips for the pantry.

"A perfectly organized pantry doesn't just make life more efficient – it also makes you feel better, knowing your space is in order and you have something beautiful to look at inside the kitchen," said Henderson. "No matter your pantry's quirks, size and shape, I've found that Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry containers make it easy to store and organize pantry essentials like rice, pasta and flour, thanks to its stackable design."

Following are a few tips that Henderson says can achieve an organized pantry:

Buy in bulk: This saves on packaging waste and offers a better glimpse of what foods you have and how much – and prevents a last-minute run to the store for a missing ingredient mid-meal.

Decant: Decanting means moving pantry staples from their original packaging into a different container like Brilliance Pantry, usually a clear and labeled one. Being able to see what and how much is inside, knowing where containers are, and making them easy to grab not only looks good but also makes cooking, packing lunches, and baking more efficient.

Create a hierarchy: Keep snacks like pretzels, cookies, and bars at a lower height, as it's easier to reach. Everyday cooking items like rice, pasta, and dry beans should be placed a bit higher, followed by baking ingredients – and anything else used less often – up top. Whether the pantry is big or small, Brilliance Pantry containers come in a variety of sizes to store and organize any amount of food.

Adapt to your space: If you keep a system, it doesn't matter if you have a walk-in pantry or only a few shelves to work with. Choose containers like Brilliance Pantry that are modular and stackable to maximize vertical space, then designate sections for certain tasks.

For more details on the product line, visit and follow @em_henderson for additional tips.

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a global consumer goods company with a portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid Closet and Garage, which is a division of Rubbermaid Commercial.

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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.