I have been dreading the act of cleaning out the pantry for quite sometime now. You have all seen me organize various closets around the house here and here as well as my DVDs and entryway. My greatest task (besides the garage) was the pantry. Now that it is finished I can take a little breath!
Before we get to all of the pretty pictures, lets start from the beginning shall we?!
I promise I didn't trash the space before showing this to you. This is how we have been living the past couple of years. It is quite embarrassing to show you all this closet. But now you know I am at least human! HA!
There was really no rhyme or reason to this pantry. Can you believe we actually knew where everything was? Even my husband could find things in there. I guess we trained ourselves to see through the madness.
I started taking everything out of the pantry and filled the kitchen full of our stuff.
Isn't it amazing what you find way in the back!? I forgot that I actually had a waffle maker! Woohoo!
Once everything was out, I started throwing away items that were expired and made a giveaway box to take to goodwill. You would be surprised how much we either gave away or threw away just from our pantry!
I had found a few baskets from HomeGoods, some containers from Ikea and reused some orange boxes that were previously in our old downtown office.
Once I sorted through everything, I made a plan of what went in each basket or box. Everything has a space now and I am pumped!
Well here ya go!......
Found this little guy at Home Depot to hold my seasoning packets. Love!
These two tiered stack-able metal baskets also came from Home Depot. Our booze on top and paper bags on the bottom. I might even have room for one more tier in the future!
Did you see how many boxes of cereal I had in the before pictures?!
Well now they are all organized into these pretty little plastic containers from Ikea!
Not bad for $2.99 and $3.99 a piece!
I also picked up another one of these hanging baskets to fit some of my cookbooks and cooking magazines that I use on a regular basis. I also used these in my linen closet makeover.
To say the absolute least....I am pretty darn pleased with the outcome!
Doesn't it just make you smile to be organized!?
Here is a source list of the organizational items:
*Flour & Sugar containers-Target
*Cream & Black Baskets-HomeGoods
*Orange Boxes- The Container Store
*Paper towel basket-HomeGoods
*Wire hanging baskets (large & small)-Home Depot
*Colorful Napkin Bowl-Mexico
*Large Stack-able Baskets-Home Depot
Happy Friday All!