Fans Love How Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten’s Pantry Organization Is So Simple to Copy

Following celebrities on social media can be a little depressing. While on one hand, their spacious, sprawling mansions can serve as inspiration for future home projects, their fans might also feel frustrated that their own homes aren’t equally glamorous.

That’s what makes food network star Ina Garten’s pantry so refreshing. Instead of looking Pinterest-perfect and therefore impossible to achieve, her sacred kitchen storage space looks incredibly ordinary. It’s enough to make fans realize they can cook (and organize) just like the Barefoot Contessa.

Ina Garten
Ina Garten | Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Ina Garten shared photos of her pantry with fans

So many celebrities like to share organization projects on social media. Recently, Khloe Kardashian posted photos of her insanely gorgeous fridge, which she achieved thanks to the help of professional organizers at The Home Edit.

But it’s not like that with Ina Garten. When she shared a photo of her pantry post-cleaning, fans were delighted to find that it looked so normal. Sure, it was organized and orderly. But she didn’t have all the fancy containers and jaw-droppingly beautiful features that many other home bloggers show off all the time.

“This is the time of year I like to go through my pantry to do a little ‘spring cleaning,’” the Barefoot Contessa captioned the tweet. “I toss ingredients that have sell-by dates from the last century and I do a little organizing. It takes a little time but it saves me so much time when I’m cooking for the rest of the year!!”

The Barefoot Contessa keeps things simple in her pantry

The most common trick home organizers employ is splurging on beautiful matching containers to make everything in the pantry look uniform. But in Ina Garten’s kitchen, everything stays in the original packaging, which is both easier and more practical for busy fans to mimic.

It’s true the everything is arranged in nice, straight lines and no mystery ingredients are shoved in the back of the pantry. But overall, Ina Garten’s food storage space looks like a typical pantry.

She keeps everything together

It goes without saying that Ina Garten does a lot of cooking. That’s probably why she decided to keep all her spices in the pantry instead of putting them in a separate spice cupboard or spice rack. Storing them in the pantry with other ingredients that Garten uses all the time makes so much sense.

It’s also something that’s easy to achieve in your own home. All you need is a rack mounted to the pantry door and your spices won’t even take up extra room.

Fans love Ina Garten because she keeps it real

The Barefoot Contessa’s pantry is the perfect proof why so many fans love Ina Garten. Even though she’s a better than average cook, she remains totally humble and makes all her followers feel like they can achieve the same results. From her pantry to her kitchen, Garten shows regular people how to become better at feeding their families.

Who knew that pantry organization could be so inspirational?