This project was long over due.
Over the past few years life got so busy
that we found ourselves just throwing things in the pantry.
It's been on my "to do" list for awhile.
On our last three day weekend, we tackled it!
This before picture is a little embarrassing.
This is one side out of two shelf areas.
We have a large family, so I tend to stock up.
But the lack of organization, created a pantry "black hole".
We started by emptying it out.
Tossing the expired items,
putting aside some that we knew we had too much of to donate
and grouping similar things.
Looks better already!
The paint was chipping on the shelf edges.
A new coat of white paint makes such a difference!
I put new shelf liner paper down too.
Now to organize!
I kept some plastic storage bins for baking items.
A plastic tray holds the syrup and honey for easy clean up.
And found these awesome wire baskets that were perfect for cans.
We needed to use the space under the last shelf on the floor,
which is deep and things tend to get lost in the back.
Problem solved when I put together these crates with wheels.
They can be easily be moved in and out and hold a ton.
I just love them!
I have a collection of aprons hanging on the wall inside.
Had to give away some
and made this fun knob hook for the others.
On the wall to the left as you walk in
I added these farmhouse looking wire bins for vegetables.
These bins are another one of my favorite parts of the pantry now.
The last up date was to the door.
Our house was built in 1990 and is full of brassy accessories.
I know brass is making a come back, but it's not my style.
I changed out the handle
and couldn't believe how easy it was to do.
On the inside of the door we have our weekly menu.
If I'm really on top of things,
I'll list 5-6 meal ideas for the week and make sure I have the ingredients on hand.
Then I can just look there each day to decide which meal will fit into the day's activities.
Hope this inspires you to do a little pantry re-do organization.
I'm so loving this new pantry!