January 15, 2015 by CJ
I realize that I have not posted a picture of my new clean and organized pantry. Truth be told, I haven’t finished the pantry yet. Honestly, I’m not sure it’ll ever be “completed” Every time I believe I have it set up the way I like it and the way my family uses it, I find myself moving things around, adjusting, shifting, changing… I’ve come to accept this will be my never-ending project.
I originally set about getting this pantry taken care of by cleaning one shelf per day. Day one was the top shelf.
I pulled everything off of the shelf.
I found a basket, cookbooks, plastic cups (which made me want to bang my head on a wall since I am always going out to buy new cups whenever we entertain) printed recipes, Halloween candy and napkins, a small cooler, lunch bad and a table runner that I purchased 3-4 years ago!! I decided to recycle what I could, put all the Halloween stuff together (I opted to put it all together in the back of the shelf, where I wouldn’t forget where it was), and keep the cookbooks we still referred to.
I placed my cookbooks up front so they could be seen and I could grab them with ease. I placed the paper towels up front also, for the same reason. I pushed candy, paper plates and cups in the back of the shelf. I placed the runner in the front so I could see it and use it! Don’t want to hide it for another couple of years. I have to admit, I wasn’t 100% happy with the result. Each day when I cleaned off another shelf, I adjusted the top shelf, as you will see in upcoming posts and photos.