Adulting 101: How to Organize Your Kitchen Like a Pro

Raise your hand if you can identify the exact moment when you first felt like an adult ✋.

Maybe it was the first time you filed your taxes on your own, or maybe it's when you voluntarily went to sleep at 9 p.m. on a Friday night just so you could wake up refreshed on Saturday.

No matter what scenario you can relate to, every 20-something has that fateful moment when they wonder: "OMG, am I an adult now?!"

For Sydney, that came through an Insta-worthy activity many of us know and love: organizing. During quarantine, Sydney fully embraced the art of organizing and took it upon herself to master the task by thoughtfully arranging her entire kitchen.

“85% of my free time is spent on TikTok and Pinterest, and that’s where I get all of my inspiration from,” Sydney said. "I also moved to a new apartment in November, so I have much more space. But I needed to find new ways to organize things because there isn't a ton of built-in storage." And so her Marie Kondo-approved love affair with organizing began.

With a few game-changing products, Sydney de-cluttered and streamlined everything in her kitchen, from her fridge to her pantry. Even her spices have a new organizational system, as you can see in the before and after shots:

Sydney's Pantry: Pre-Organization Edition

Sydney's Pantry: Post-Organization Edition

After organizing her kitchen, Sydney feels like the "ultimate" adult. "Is it normal that a glass jar with a pretty label is what excites me and makes me happy these days?" she asked. "Probably not, but I have no shame. I guess it's one of those 'oddly satisfying' kind of things."

If you're having pantry envy and want to organize your own space, shop a few of Sydney's must-have items, including her much-loved spice jars and labels, below.

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