Professional organizer, 25, shares her top five tips for transforming your storage spaces and keeping them looking good every day
- A professional organizer has revealed how to transform your pantry for good
- She has shared beautiful before and after photos to show off her amazing work
- The 25-year-old found organizing a good creative outlet during Covid
A school teacher and professional hoe organizer has revealed her top five tips for achieving an Instagram-worthy pantry no matter how much mayhem you start with.
Bec Wik, 25, from Victoria is a performing arts teacher by day, but after work she helps people clean out their pantry, bathrooms and other storage areas.
The young woman recently shocked organized moms in a Facebook group when she posted stunning before and after photos of a customer’s pantry.
Bec Wik, 25, from Victoria is a performing arts teacher by day, but after work she helps people clean out their pantries, bathrooms and other storage areas
The young woman recently shocked organized moms in a Facebook group when she posted stunning before and after photos of a customer’s pantry
It took her five hours to get the job done, but the… From A to Z Organizing & Designing House entrepreneur says the finished space is always worth it.
“It’s about tidying up, cleaning, positioning, organizing and finally labeling,” she revealed.
Bec started organizing storage spaces at the start of the Covid lockdowns in 2020 and once she got a taste of it, she couldn’t stop.
‘I used to be really involved with music theatre, but that stopped and I started organizing things. I started with a few spots in my house and posted before and after photos online and got really positive attention from them,” she explained.
“And it was great to have such a creative outlet.”
The intensity of Bec’s new-found passion for organizing things came when her boyfriend bought her a Cricut labeller for Christmas.
Labeling is one of the most important things to consider when organizing a space, Bec . said
The 25-year-old also gave a glimpse of her own highly organized pantry
Now labeling is one of her favorite pastimes – and the most important rules for keeping things organized and functional.
“You have to label it the way you say it, not how you think it should be labeled, because that will only make you confused,” she said.
In her recent pantry transformation, the young woman added containers as well as labels to help her customers keep everything under control going forward.
What are Bec’s five tips for properly organizing a pantry?
1 – Always measure and record your space before furnishing. This will allow you to fully understand the space and buy the product that best suits the space.
2 – If you’re working with a corner space, use turntables in the corners to use the space effectively, but also give it the illusion that it isn’t cluttered.
3 – Give your pantry some different levels. This allows you to fit more into your pantry, but also matches the look of your pantry. For example: tire shelf for cans, hanging panels for wraps. Different sizes/height containers, which allow you to designate areas in your pantry and make it easier to see if you are stacking containers in a row as you can clearly see what you have.
4 – LABEL, LABEL, LABEL. Labeling is so important to see where you’ve put everything and to label exactly how you’d say it. For example, I have a basket in my pantry called Morning Routine, because for me these are all of our vitamins and breakfast stuff that we use in the morning. I recognize exactly what’s in that box. But someone could call it something else. So label for you and your space. Sometimes generic labels can be confusing, especially for a basket or box that you can’t see clearly in them.
5 – Invest in clear containers. I highly recommend using clear food storage containers. This will allow you to see exactly what you have in your pantry and be accountable each week when you shop. This means it keeps you from buying food you already have in your pantry. So you can save money every week when you go shopping.
That way you won’t find three opened rice packets in the back of your pantry that are now lost. So you also limit your waste.
Source: Bec Wiki Instagram
Before this customer called Bec in her pantry, it was a complete mess
“It was amazing to see the difference between how much bigger the space got when it was organized properly,” she said.
“I’ve been in contact with the client since I organized this space for her and she said it still looks the same as when we did it. That’s great feedback because it means it’s not only beautiful, but has been super functional for her and her family as she has quite a large family.”
The photos were praised by people in the group who couldn’t believe how big the pantry looked once stacked properly.
Bec loves being a teacher, but says she also has a dream of traveling around Australia to help people organize their homes.
She is also looking forward to moving into her new home where she can design the perfect organizational systems for every area.