Friday, May 1, 2009

a pantry

It's a good thing I like to organize. And it's a good thing that organizing helps me feel better, since I haven't been feeling too well. And it's so very good that Laura over at Organizing Junkie has another round-up. I actually did part of February's - recipes, but dear Anna was born the last day of February, so I didn't get it posted. Now I'm determined to show you my organizing from April.

Our pantry before:
and after:I took this project slowly. One shelf at a time. What you see is mostly shifting and some purging. (And that my favorite spaghetti sauce and baked beans were on sale.) The wok moved up, along with lunch boxes. The juicer moved down, but is still behind the crockpots. I thought maybe easier to reach would inspire me to use it? I found the whisk in there and toothpicks. And steak knives. They all got moved to more appropriate spaces. The pantry is the saving grace of my kitchen, since there are only four other cabinets, three drawers and one small counter. Sometimes stuff just waits there until I can find it a better home, like steak knives and such. Anyhow, all the snacks are in one spot, canned goods are across the center, pasta in one corner, flour down in a small baking corner. Fruit's together. Beans all in a row, etc. You can't really tell in any of the photos, but you could not see the floor. Now you can. I like that.

14 comments:

Kelli said...

Great job...
I love Bush's Baked Beans! :-) Unfortunately, no one else in my family eats them so I get the tiny (personal) cans when they are on sale and will eat one for lunch :-)

Abbie said...

Great job! I too like seeing the floor in my pantry area. It makes me feel like it is really "clean." I also love that you found a bunch of random items in there...that just made me smile. :)
Thanks for sharing your post, I came over from OrgJunkie.
Abbie

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

You did an excellent job!

Joan said...

Great job! I try to organize my pantry the same way - "dinners" are together, pasta in another place, baking stuff in another, etc. It really helps!

Tami said...

I have a small kitchen also, but a very large pantry. I finally got my organized also and it's nice to actually be able to find the stuff I know I bought!

Contemplative Mom said...

Amazing job on all of your posts (pantry, closet and cupboard). You really got a lot done and it looks great! And its nice to hear that you were able to get this done even though you had to tackle a little bit at a time.

Patricia said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

OOh. It looks very impressive. What I am most impressed about is that you have a two month old baby and you are organizing cupboards LOL.
Great job. Thanks for popping by my place!

joyceandnorm said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! You did a fantastic job on your pantry too...even with 4 kiddos. Belated congrats on your new little one.

Kris said...

Awesome!

I betcha you feel really good to have it done!

Stef said...

Awesome Job!

imadramamama said...

Great job on this roundup, and congrats on the new baby!

Rosemary said...

Wow! Can you come to my house and organize? :-) Most impressive Tricia!!

Patricia said...

woah! you all are too kind. Thank you. Makes me want to oganize a space every week. =)