Having a pantry is both a blessing and a curse. I’m honestly a little embarrassed at how bad it was.
After we rushed through Christmas, I opened my pantry door and stood there. It was a disaster!
I’m not the only one that has this problem, right?
With the pantry in total chaos, I know I’ve been buying double of several items because I can’t find anything. I am not a fan of spending extra money. It was time to organize!
I would love to buy all the nifty organizing things for our pantry, but that stuff adds up to a lot of money quick. For now, I’m using a few extra Joann and Amazon boxes that have been sitting around in our garage. (You know you have some floating around too!) It might not look as pretty, but it works!
I took a two afternoons to work on it. I took my time sorting, throwing away and taking inventory. I was right, I found multiples of multiple items. I’m well stocked on Splenda brown sugar, Pyure sweetener, and some of my gluten free baking items.
I put the snacks my husband and son like all together in one box. They were scattered everywhere in there! My sugar replacements and gluten free baking stuff went into another box. I spent some time reorganizing the shelves and neatly stacking things. I could finally WALK into the pantry! I threw out a ton of stuff that I forgot was in there. It was hiding on the top shelf, expired.
This was the first of many organizing projects I have planned for this year. In the past, I would try to get these types of things done as fast as I could. Not this year. I’m slowing down, taking my time and hopefully making life simpler.
If your pantry or cabinets need a little TLC, you don’t need to tackle it all at once. Take your time and you might even enjoy the process of getting it done.
Remember to slow down and take a few deep breaths.
- How do you organize your pantry or cabinets?
- What is something you wish you had in your kitchen to help stay organized?