1/8/11

Pantry in Progress

(maybe I should have said)
WARNING!
Pantry in Progress
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BEFORE

 We have a VERY LARGE pantry! It used to be the outside workroom, but we enclosed it for more pantry space. And do you know what happens when you have more pantry space? You have MORE STUFF! ugh! I am very excited about this little endeavor, though! I can feel it in my bones that it's going to be great!!

The first day, I...
took everything off the shelves
threw things away!
swept and mopped under the wire shelves
(that is what's great about rolling shelves!)
starting categorizing
washed food storage buckets
starting putting things back!

I'm half way there...

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...the next day
I went to the dollar store and bought these great little baskets to keep all of the "lunch stuff" in. Now, when I am preparing lunch boxes in the morning, I can just grab and go!


One of my biggest complaints to my kids is that they NEVER shut the cereal boxes! So, the solution to that is these great Rubbermaid containers from WalMart!


Some more containers for the crackers and cookies


I couldn't find a good bucket to store the chip bags in, so a laundry basket will have to do in the meantime.

I printed off the labels for the small green baskets onto scrapbook paper. I labeled my snack/cereal containers with vinyl lettering.
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the next day...
I organized my food storage.


I put everything back together and even added a cute window.

AFTER!

remember the before?


I think my Mission is Accomplished!
How have you been doing?

29 comments:

Tara @ Tara Being Tara said...

Looks great! I think that's the biggest pantry I've ever seen!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Great job! Very well organized.

Pine Tree Home said...

Inspiration. My wire shelving turned into a catchall and I am on a mission to toss and organize. Where did you get your wheels? I like them as they look smaller than the ones I saw at Lowes.

GabbyRM said...

What a big pantry! It looks great. Love the organization.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Great work!

DanielleisNesting said...

I love it! It's such hard work organizing a pantry! I will say that using the laundry basket for a chip container is a fantastic idea. It's easily cleaned and it's big enough to hold all the warehouse store quantities!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

KILLER LARGE PANTRY NO. 1! you did a fab. job. I love it. I so want to buy bins and cereal containers and use my cricut for labeling and start re-organizing my pantry. However, mine isn't as huge as yours. ENJOY, WELL DONE! Jen

Sarah said...

That looks great!! I love the vinyl letters.

Shelly said...

I'm drooling over the size of that pantry. Everything looks great - I think the laundry basket is a fantastic idea!

Joy said...

So jealous of your pantry! It looks great!

Shawna said...

Your pantry is awesome, especially now that it's so neat and clean. I'm jealous.

Sally said...

Oh wow! You're ready for anything. That's so impressive!

Shay said...

Great job! It looks great! I have been organizing all day! Feels sooo good!

Life's Sweeter with Chocolate said...

Wow that looks great!! Big transformation!

kimberdawns said...

I love your big pantry. I hope to one day have one like that :-) You did a great job at organizing it.

Amanda said...

wow looks awesome!! love it!!

Sara said...

I am jealous! I have basically no pantry and can't stock up on things because I have no room.

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Beth's Blog said...

wow, I love your pantry! It looks great!

Karen said...

I have a pantry in progress too because we our renovating our kitchen but no way is Yosemite will it ever be as BIG as yours! I ENVY your space! http://goodbyecityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Nicely done. You have a great space there.

Meredith Bleak said...

Amazing, Marni! Your energy is inspiring.

CityMom2 said...

Now THAT is a PANTRY. You are blessed with that lovely space. AND now you have more walls you can decorate :)
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Jillbert said...

Well done! I think I need to visit the dollar store for some of those bins.

M'Liss said...

LOVE IT!! You are amazing!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a nice pantry and what an amazing job you did on organizing it.
Glad I found your blog!

Kerri said...

Wow! I think I'd like to pull up a chair and just sit in your pantry with a nice book! Looks awesome!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow this looks great!!! I love how big your pantry is too. Pantry envy! Great job!!!!

Lorie said...

It looks great, but I think it looked great messy because it is an amazing pantry!!

Anita @ Sweet Southern Breeze said...

Wow! Love the size of your pantry! Looks great! Glad to be a new follower.