Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Pantry

My pantry is really a hot mess! I am taking steps to organize it but it's a slow process! Here is the before:

It's a small pantry but I grocery shop every week so this should be big enough! I also have another pantry in my laundry room. When I started thinking about organizing this space I stood back and just looked at the pantry. That's when it hit me that I inherited my mom's "sickness" of hoarding food! How did that happen? I had what seemed like 15 cans of diced tomatoes and soups and beans and yet every week I was buying more-just in case! Just in case of what?! So I really started this organizing process weeks ago and the first step was to be more mindful about what I was buying at the grocery store. I wanted to convert my laundry room pantry to a storage only closet (no food) and fit all of my food in this pantry.

So my progress has been pretty slow. I purchased these containers from oxo cause I love them and they are bpa free but they are expensive. It was $49 for these containers.

I am still looking for something for my cereal and I am also on the hunt for some IDEAS!
So these before pics are pretty embarrassing but I am just trying to keep it real...let me know what you think and stay tuned for the after!

1 comment:

  1. This post really inspired me to stop hoarding food.... seriously, I am HORRIBLE and you know that from all of my grocery trips.

    My pantry is huge and soooooo disorganized! Wish you lived right here so you could help me!