An Organized Pantry.

by - 1/29/2018

101 in 1001 #76: Organize the Pantry. Complete 1/19/18

I've started to realize that many of the items on my 101 in 1001 list are kind of just a glorified to-do list of things around the house I've been meaning to do for about 10 million years. But hey, since I wrote them down on my blog, they're actually starting to get done! So, I'll take it.

Maybe I should become more of a checklist person.

Anyway, one of those things on that to-do list has been to organize the pantry. And here's why, because it always looked like this:


This wasn't helped by the fact that every time the pantry door was open, Jack would run in and mess up that bottom shelf. It's one of his favorite activities. :) Crazy kid.

That doesn't explain those other shelves though.... can't blame that on the kid. Yikes.

Okay, so I'm being dramatic. When I look at this picture, I realize this isn't THAT bad. But my main complaint was that I could never find anything. We were always just shoving things into back corners, and then buying doubles of things we already had, because we didn't know we had them!

Enter the Pinterest inspiration.

I'm not going to post any actual inspo photos, because those all look far better than mine (and were probably far more expensive to execute), but I have to say that Pinterest-perfect or not, I'm still pretty proud of the results:

Ahhhh. Isn't that just pleasing? The best part, it only took about 30 minutes to take everything out and then put it back in. We went to IKEA for a bookshelf, and ended up getting these containers in the same trip. Very cost effective and, hey -- nice looking, too!

What do I like the most about this transformation?
  • Everything is organized into categories, so we can easily find everything, and see what we have.
  • We have SO MUCH MORE ROOM! Seriously, between the before and after we didn't throw anything out. 
  • I no longer have a minor heart attack every time I open the pantry.
And there you have it, folks! This makes me so ridiculously happy, I must be a real adult now. :)

Happy Monday!!

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1 comment{s}

  1. I seriously can't get over how good this looks *all the heart eyes*


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