From Risa, in Oxford, New Jersey:
In my old house, I had one huge pantry closet in my kitchen and I loved it. Here I have shelves everywhere -- and when I am trying to find something it is impossible -- I have to search everywhere.
My kitchen pantry -- lots of spices on the bottom shelf, grains and such on the 2nd shelf, etc. on the top shelf.
The garage pantry -- spices, canned goods, some grains and on the right hand side are ethnic goods -- Chinese, Thai, Mexican.
My basement shelving -- cereals, pastas, and assorted other things from Costco like chocolate syrup.
Other shelving in the basement holds big sizes of dried spices, salad dressings, hot sauces, coffee, tea, and some of the kitchen appliances such as the pasta machine, snacks and some baking goods.
I actually know where most things are but there are some that are not used as often and they are always hard to find. I usually give up!