Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reorganize 2012: The Pantry

UGH, my pantry.  This is the one place in my house that no matter how much I try to sort and organize it always ends up looking like this in a month.  I think the problem is that the pantry is 20 inches wide.  That is not a lot of room to move around in there.  So here is my disaster area....
Hubby jokes that this pantry gets like the Temple of Doom.  You have to reach into places you can't see to get things.  I guess reaching through cans is better than cobwebs, but I still don't want a Temple of Doom pantry.  

I usually go shelf by shelf and clear and reorganize.  This time I did a total empty.  I think the total empty worked better because I could evaluate the items I had and grouped them better.    

I piled everything on the counter and...

 ... on the floor.  I trashed things as I pulled them out and recycled what I could. Then I grouped things and put them away.  Most things are organized the way I had them before.  My pasta still lives in the same place.  Here is the after:

It still looks really full, but when I open the door, there is no fear that something will fall out.  my baking shelf is still packed full.  Now PB has a shelf that all of his snacks are stored on and he can access them.  It isn't great, but it is the best I can do with the space I have.  

I think the only thing that could actually make this a truly organized space is if I tore it out and put in one of those pull out pantries.  A girl can dream, maybe one day I will have the pleasure of beating this pantry with a sledge hammer and starting from scratch.  

This whole project took me less than an hour.  Do you have a Temple of Doom pantry?

2 comments:

Jennifurla said...

As soon as I clean ours....it's messy in like 2 weeks.

Gammie said...

You are kicking it!

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