Create a Child Friendly Pantry With Elfa

Caddi Organisers to organise your drawers

Use Cadi Organisers to group items

Elfa Basket Shelves keep containers ordered

Custom Pantry Solution

  • Top track only, attaches to the wall
  • Strong epoxy bonded steel
  • Also available in Platinum colour
  • 10 year guarantee
  • Easy to install yourself

How child friendly is your pantry? In this Elfa pantry, we created a “self serve” zone to empower kids to pick and pack their own lunches and serve themselves breakfast.

What makes a kitchen great is how you organise it, especially when it comes to catering for kids. For instance, an easy to access child friendly zone at the base of your pantry solution for healthy snacks will save you time, reduce waste and empower the little folk in your life to become self-sufficient when their stomachs start to rumble! More than just an accessible snack stop, by storing high access breakfast items alongside school essentials in one handy spot, you’ll encourage independence during the before school rush and when packing lunches. Furthermore, hardwearing, versatile, customisable and complete with a 10-year guarantee, this elfa® Custom Panty solution coupled with a number of clever storers, ticks all the boxes.

Empower your kids and encourage independance

Stock your pantry in organised zones to create a simple system the whole family can use. Moreover, high access items should be positioned front and centre; while an accessible snack zone will ensure the kids aren’t rifling through the rest of the pantry searching for food.

✓ Visibility and accessibility is key

✓ Create equal access (for kids and adults alike) to commonly used items

✓ Within the space create a zone specifically for the kids.

Therefore, an efficient set up is all about access and speed, and if there is one thing that takes up time in the morning it’s the breakfast/packing school lunch routine.

For instance, create a pick and pack pantry zone at child height giving the kids direct access to their breakfast essentials,drink bottles, lunch bags and food for packed lunches.

This will:

  • Encourage their independence at breakfast time

  • Enable the kids to pack at least part of their own school lunch

  • Save you precious time each morninng

An organised pantry system will save you and your family time, will reduce waste and what’s more if the kids can see and access something they’re after, they’re less likely to ask you to get it!


Keep food easy to reach, visable and fresh for longer by using a range of airtight storers.

Here are a few containers we used in this solution:

Howards Aamina Easy Access Storer

Perfect for pantries, these storers are airtight, capacity calibrated and have a large handl making them perfect for dry goods. Come in 2 sizes.

Oxo Pop Containers

Airtight, stackable and space efficient. The containers have a unique push button mechanism that creates an airtight seal with just one touch.

Howards Cadi Stackable Organiser Basket

These Baskets store neatly on a shelf or in a drawer. These containers are perfect for grouping items, are easy to clean and come in 3 sizes.

Keep the kids lunch boxes and drink bottles in an place they can access easily.

Thinking of installing your own Elfa Pantry Solution?

Elfa is made from epoxy bonded steel, is flexible, durable and completely customisable, easy to install and looks great too! Swedish designed and built to last, Elfa can be used in any room around the home. Elfa is hard wearing and resilient. We are committed to quality and Elfa comes with a 10 year guarantee.

Ask your local Howards Store for a FREE Elfa Design, measure and quote

The only part of the Elfa shelving system that attaches to the wall is the top track. From there, the other components in your solution quickly snap into place. Elfa is easy to install as a DIY project or for a nominal fee, a Howards Elfa expert can install your solution for you.

Click HERE to find out more about Elfa and download the shelving guide, component list and warranty information.

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Accurate as at January 2017. Updated March 2021.