Organizing my Pantry Cupboard
So I’ve got this pantry, although I’m not sure one could even call it a pantry. It’s really just a shallow cupboard where I house our food. Is that still a pantry? I had to look up the definition:
pantry ~ a room or closet in which food, groceries, and other provisions, or silverware, dishes, etc., are kept.
Well I would call mine neither a room or closet. It’s a cupboard. It’s a shallow pantry cupboard. Not that I need a large pantry anyway because with menu planning each week I normally only buy and store what I need for the week plus a few extras. However I’ve noticed that with summer and company visiting the “extras” were piling up causing my panty to go a little topsy turvy. Things were getting a little out of hand, meaning food was just scattered here there and everywhere. I found pasta on the top shelf, on the middle shelf AND on the bottom shelf. Not only does that make me crazy but preparing my weekly grocery list just takes that much longer too. Gah! Oh and don’t even get me started about having TWO open boxes/bags of the same thing. Sheesh, my family I tell you, boy do they ever like to mess with me :)
Here are the before pictures:
I followed the PROCESS steps….took everything out….purged, organized and done. I bought some new baskets from Walmart (I love these ones!) that fit perfectly in the shallowness of my 11″ cupboards, which really helped set some necessary boundaries to the space.
The yellow basket is the candy basket, high up from little kid’s wandering hands :) The wicker basket is my snack basket which I blogged about here.
I feel better just having like with like under control.
I used the same label method that I used here.
Does your pantry or pantry cupboard need a little tweaking?