Since I'm on a roll with attempting to organize my home a huge problem area for
me was the dreaded pantry. My goodness, what a mess.
I was inspired by Courtney at "A Thoughtful Place" who shared her panty organization
as well as "Thrifty Decor Chick" who shared her pantry redo here.
Seriously. Go check them out.
I am totally jealous of these two!!!!
Yesterday I started out by taking everything out. I checked everything for expiration dates and, of course, ended up throwing out tons of food. With so much food crammed in there and stacked on
top of each other, there was simply NO WAY to see what all we had. What a waste!
I recently added the racks on the door for more storage and even after cleaning
everything out, I still didn't have room to put everything back in!
You saw my closet. I seriously think I have hoarding tendencies!
I'm working on it people!
You can see that there has been some improvement but it's nowhere near where I want to be.
Part of the problem is that we buy way too much food to start with. We still have like 30 cans of soup and beans? Really?!?! WTH??? We rarely even eat soup! Then we had, and I'm not kidding, 12 boxes of opened crackers and cookies. What good does that do? Again, more waste since none of them
are sealed tight and end up getting stale. I really need to invest in some nice
clear containers to store cookies, crackers, etc. but first and foremost...
we need to eat what we currently have before moving on. Soup anyone???
Once I get the pantry in some type of order, I'm going to try to be diligent about keeping up
with what we currently have and not to overbuy. And meal planning is also a
huge goal of mine.
What about you guys? Any tips on what containers I should use?
Any tips on pantry organization and how it "flows" best?
What about tips for meal planning?