Pantries never seem to have as much space as you need. Try sticking a sponge holder inside your pantry or cabinets for extra usable space.
Most sponge holders are clear, so you’ll be able to see whatever’s inside. If the suction cup doesn’t stick, use Velcro or another adhesive instead. The Kitchen has a bunch of different ideas for getting more stuff into your pantry, so hit the link for more.