Pantry Organization

A couple of weeks ago a friend blessed me by allowing me the opportunity to help her organize her pantry. It was my pleasure and I was happy to help. She’s even allowing me to share the pictures with all of you.

Before:

Remove, Sort and Purge:

After:
Expired items were thrown out and baskets were used to contain like items with like items.

Annie and her family are going through some rough times right now, the last six months have not been easy ones….cupboards are the least of her worries and for good reason. I’m glad she let me worry about her cupboard instead. It was a small thing but it meant alot to me to be able to do that for her. I guess what I’m trying to say is if you have space(s) in your home that you are having trouble getting to, clutter that needs to be cleared out, or just feelings of being overwhelmed with all that needs to be done, please please don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help….because at the end of the day you’ll be blessing them!

Thanks Annie!

Filed under: Before and After, Kitchen, Organizing Solutions

Comments

28 Responses to Pantry Organization

  1. 1
    palmtreefanatic says

    This looks Great Laura! So wonderful of you to help!

  2. 2
    Misslionheart says

    I’d love the ‘before’ I don’t even have a pantry, just cupboards where I can’t find what I want unless I rummage!

    Hugs to Annie…

  3. 3
    ChupieandJ'smama says

    Great job Laura! It looks wonderful. Blessings to Annie

  4. 4
    dcrmom says

    So when are you coming over to organize me?? ;-)

  5. 5
    Annie says

    Still loving it…and you!!!

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    Haley says

    How nice of you to help your friend out duting a hard time. :-)

    It looks really nice…I just wish my pantry was that large.

    Haley

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    Doodlebug Gail says

    How wonderful that you could help your friend by using your talents. You are amazing and I am loving your Blog.

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    ThoughtfulMom says

    What a beautiful job! And what a blessing you were to your friend, who can now find what she is looking for quickly.

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    Llama Momma says

    Oh, lucky, lucky her to have such a thoughtful friend! If I had someone to cry, “HELP” to, I would!! Though my frustration isn’t so much organizing, it’s KEEPING it organized. I go through the pantry purge about twice a year, and it always ends up looking much like your friends after a few months go by.

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    meg says

    Laura, Amen to that post!! I am going to be helping my mother in law organize her garage and bedroom this weekend. She may think that I am helping her, but I am the one who is really looking forward to it.

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    joyful says

    I’ve just started reading your blog after two of my friends completed your 30 day challenge. First I have a question, since you like containers so much. I’m looking for some kind of tall, skinny containers to organize my chest freezer so that stuff doesn’t get lost on the bottom. Have you seen anything like that? (Or have tips on chest freezer org?)

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    Michelle says

    Laura that looks just awesome,I remember your previous posts about Annie and Ron.What a great friend you are!

  13. 13
    Gretchen says

    I’ll email you my address and you can come right over. :)

    What a lovely gift for your friend. Isn’t that what our lives are for, using our times and treasures to benefit our community? Awesome job!

  14. 14
    Stacy (aussie in america) says

    Lovely job! An organized pantry is a real blessing. I know she appreciates it.

    I made the tortellini salad you posted on Menu Plan Monday – It was delicious.
    Thanks
    Stacy

  15. 15
    Kili @ Live Each Moment says

    Ha, if you lived close I would bless you by letting you help me organize a kazillion things! LOL

    You did a great job Laura!

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    Anonymous says

    Your blog is so amazing. I am an organizing junkie to some degree as well. I have just recently found you and read all the posts from the beginning. It has inspired me in many small ways, i.e. my decluttering and organizing lenses have been sharpened, and as I walk through my house my thoughts are much more honed on “do I need this, do I want it, can I get rid of it, does it belong here.” Thank you for all the work you do on your blog, it means a lot to a lot of people.

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    Munchkin Land says

    Oh, you are such a good friend! Do you want to come over to my house too? Just kidding. You did an amazing job and what a great way to bless someone else!

  18. 18
    GiBee says

    What an amazing difference … have I told you lately that YOU ROCK!?!

    You are such a good, and caring friend, and you provide us with so much motivation!

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    Lori says

    What a blessing for both you and your friend!

    I’m thinking about organizing my pantry over this long weekend, and one of the things I can’t wait to do is get everything into containers so I can pull out what I need!

    Thanks for even more inspiration!

  20. 20
    Lyn says

    Laura,
    You are a special person to be looking to the needs of your friend. There should be more people like you in this world who care so much.

    God bless, Lyn

  21. 21
    tAnYeTTa says

    how amazing of you to do that for a friend. you are a sweet person.

  22. 22
    Jen says

    So when are you coming to Ky…to get my new house organized? Southwest? Anytime is fine…..

  23. 23
    Tracy says

    WOW!! You are amazing!!!

    I just have to say that I ADORE your blog!!!! I’m adding it to my blog favorites, if I may….

    So many helpful hints!!

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    ~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory says

    You are wonderful. It looks great! I love how you used your gifts and talents to help.

    I just organized my pantry earlier this week and was thinking of you the whole time.

    ~Betty~

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    allhisblessings says

    Hi, I just found this site and am both excited and grateful to have done so! Would you be my friend and help me organize my home? LOL, your friend is very blessed to have you help her as you did.

    I really love your site, even the colors! It is a bright, fresh site and I’m excited to read through it and hopefully get some great ideas because I need all the help I can get! :)

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    Greg Payette says

    Hey great post. There’s a lot of money lost in a pantry (old, staled, repeat purchases) and not only does it help you keep your sanity — an organized pantry saves you money!

    Greg

    http://www.customhomestorage.com

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    CarrieK says

    It’s a lovely thought, encouraging people to reach out and help each other. I just started reorganizing my pantry, some cupboards and a big shelf in the garage. I got a lot of inspiration from Lunchinbox.net. Thanks for your inspiration too! I’m excited to have found your blog.

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    Seb says

    My wife would love it if I was that organized. I’s the garage that always ends up looking a mess too. every summer i clean it out and organize the tools etc. Within a couple of months I’m back where I started. Sigh, I never learn, I’m always in a hurry.

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