Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's in the Pantry??

Posted by Krista at 8:25 PM
Every day this week when making lunches I open the pantry door to get the lunch bags out and I cringe at what I see.  Okay, so this is been going on a bit longer than a week, more like a month or so but who's counting. ;) Today I finally had enough.  This would be the day I would win the battle of the messy pantry. Wanna know the best part - It only took me 15 minutes to empty, clean and re-organize the entire pantry. Yes, that's right all of the shelves took only 15 minutes!

This is the scary before picture. Lucky nothing fell out when I opened the doors.

15 minutes later...

Isn't that beautiful?  I just want to sit and stare at it.

The top shelf has my spices and all my cake decorating/candy making supplies in the basket. The second shelf has some of my baking supplies. The third shelf just holds some misc. things I didn't have room for in the cupboards. On the very bottom shelf is my bread machine and food storage bags/wraps.

I was able to donate all of the baby food (we never really used it, just had it on hand "in case") and the baby crackers. The best before dates on all of it were a long way off, so I felt good blessing some family that may need it for their little one.

Did you organize anything today? There are so many things you can do in 15 minutes or less. I know it's hard to not want to do anything unless you can do the whole room, but a little here and a little there and before you know it the whole room will be done.


Amy Brown on January 28, 2010 at 8:01 AM said...

Oh no my pantry looks just like the before picture! My problem is the shelves are deep so I never know what's at the back. I think if I get some baskets like you have it will help a lot! I'm going to try this, you've inspired me lol

Krista on January 28, 2010 at 8:48 AM said...

Amy, I swear the baskets really make the difference. So much easier to keep smaller (like) things organized and easy to find. The dollar store is a great place to find all different sized baskets to help organize our stuff too.


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