It's a good thing most pantries have doors because oftentimes there's a huge mess of clutter hidden within them. Instead of tossing everything in there after every shopping trip consider spending ten or fifteen minutes organizing and cleaning up your pantry.
Here is what I suggest:
Take everything off the shelves. Sort into categories such as tinned foods, pastas, baking etc.
Give the shelves a good wipe down.
Go through your sorted collection and decide what stays and what goes. Consider if anything you won't use is suitable to take to a Food Bank or homeless shelter.
Have a look at your pantry and plan where everything will go. For example it's easier to put cereals on lower shelves for the kids to reach. Put labels on anything that needs them such as flour and sugar.
Take all your items and put them neatly back in their designated areas. It's even better when you sort things in rows such as tomato sauce and tinned soups.
Take a look and enjoy your newly organized, uncluttered pantry. Now, when you go to prepare meals things are easy to find and you can even leave the door open for a few minutes without the fear of embarrassment! The organized pantry!