A food storage expert friend taught me to use plastic soda and juice bottles, cleaned and well dried, to store dry foods. I store them on their sides so I can easily see what's in each bottle. I'm much more likely to use foods like lentils, brown rice, split peas, and black beans when they're in a managable size in my pantry, than I am if they're only stored in big buckets in the basement. Other dry food stored here are popcorn (we don't use our microwave), rock salt for making healthy ice cream, wheat bran for muffins, and so on.
Buckets on the pantry floor can hold flour, sugar, rice, and grocery bags. Make sure the buckets you access regularly have easily removeable lids. Gamma lids make food storage buckets user-friendly.
Hooks can hold a broom, dustpan, mop, and duster.
With permission, I share a friend's pantry makeover. They doubled the number shelves and made them half as deep. They also lined both of the doors with wire shelving to hold lightweight items. They love it!