Truth be told I am not the tidiest person (yes pile of laundry and towel on the floor I see you), but one thing I am is organized. My counter top might be cluttered but the cabinets are carefully stacked. I especially like order in the pantry so that I know I always have the makings of a last minute meal or late night baked goods. I don't know why I have this fear of "running out" of ingredients but seriously few things please me more than a stocked pantry.
I have a few different methods for storing various baking notions and they are all super basic but I thought it would be fun to share now and again. These glass jars with screw on lids are one of my favorites. I use them for loose powders and sugars. I buy flour in giant quantities so there is no jar large enough but for more specialty items I love being able to see the pretty colors of the contents and also to know when I'm getting low and it's time to replenish.
I picked these up a few years back from Target and have seen very similar ones at Ikea and even the supermarket. I love the twist on lids- so clean and easy. Of course any clear canister or jar will work, but I find that the pickling variety with the clamp down top has a little lip that collects loose powder and makes a mess. I also prefer a tight seal over the canisters where the lid just rests on top to keep out meal worms/ moths (a problem I haven't had much in the city but battled all the time growing up).
I have three different sizes which works well for various types of notions and also makes stacking them easy. There's a large flat area on each jar that would be perfect for a custom label. Originally I had planned on labeling them but I kind of enjoy the minimalist look and since no one else in this house bakes there hasn't been too many cornstarch and powdered sugar mix ups. I know this such a simple storage solution but I so love seeing the jars stacked on my shelf waiting to be whipped into something tasty.