Pantry Organization

2 Mar

I’ve been slowly working on getting my pantry from it’s current state of disarray into a more organized, functional pantry.

Maybe even something more pretty to look at.

I’m worlds away from any of that, but I’m slowly getting there.

Let me show you what my ideal pantry would look like.

Via House Of Smiths

and…

Via Whatever

Both beautiful to look at, no?! And organized!!

If I wanted to take the time, I could paint mine. Mine is identical in layout to the first picture. But… eh. Maybe in my dream home I’ll take the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

So here’s MY pantry. I feel like I’m baring my soul by showing this photo!

This can be considered a “before” photo even tho, believe it or not, I’ve done some organizing. It used to be worse.

Hold all gasps until the end please..

Ahhhhhhhh!

Okay, it’s not that bad. But it’s definitely not anything pretty to look at.

Maybe it’s because I took this on my cell phone.

Or maybe it’s just because it’s a mess.

::

So today was a big day.

I got an Amazon order in the mail!!

It’s always a big day when that happens.

My order consisted of three big boxes full of pantry organizational goodies!

Here’s what I got..

One of the more important items… two dividers for my pans. They’re actually heavy duty file dividers. Before the pans were stacked on top of each other in this same spot.. which is well above my head. I had to perform a circus act everytime I needed a pan. Problem solved. The circus has left town.

Check!

::

Sturdy baskets for the vegetables I keep in the pantry. These will be going on the bottom shelf as soon as I move some stuff around.

::

This awesome space saving bag holder is a HUGE change from what I had before. The pantry picture above showed my lovely big white bag full of bags on the bottom shelf. I’ve needed one of these for way too long.

::

This awesome contraption is pretty handy. I used to stack my foil and bags anyways, but now they aren’t falling all over, and it utelizes more height than shelf space.

::

This isn’t in my pantry, but it’s something I really needed. The knife organizer/supports was $4 and my drawer has never looked better! I’m kicking myself for not taking a before picture. It was horrible. And probably dangerous. ha

::

Spice Stack I love you!

This is what my spices look like now…

A mess! The spice stack will help. I’ll tackle this after the weekend.

::

This is what I’ve done with all my baking stuff. Don’t stack your glass canisters, I just did this for a picture to show them all. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve had these “organized” for a while, but as you can see, you have to move one or more to get to what you want. I plan on changing that. I also plan on changing the wire basket with the rest of my baking stuff.. but I’m not sure yet how I’m doing any of this.

You can stick anything in containers like these. I love them! I got 98% of my glass canisters from the dollar store believe it or not!

I use it for candy..

::

And granola bars..

Pretty much anything! That’s my goal. To container everything in my pantry. Well anything that will fit. ๐Ÿ™‚

I did some sorting and resorting of my pantry today.. here’s an “after” picture.. although it’s not to the point I want it, it’s just more organized.

Maybe the mess is more evenly distributed. But I swear it looks better. I hope?

Oh well. Once I figure out this pantry situation I’ll be posting again about my progress.

I think we have too many travel coffee mugs.

Over and out. (oh no. Pete’s new Ham radio obsession is getting to me. help)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: