Posted by: Meagan | November 6, 2009

Finish it Friday: Pantry Organization

I’ve now joined the group of bloggers who do Finish it Friday. I’ve fought it, thinking and saying to myself that I don’t need to do a blog post on one thing I finally accomplish during the week just to make sure I get one thing accomplished in a week. I was wrong. I need motivation and someone(s) to be accountable to. This is something I’ve needed to do for quite some time, so I’m going to do it.

We have two pantries in our kitchen, and you know when you first move in you put things places and think, “I’ll organize that later.” And maybe you do do a few improvements and “organizing” but in the end you aren’t happy but you don’t want to spend the time to do more. Well that is me and my pantries. We have one that is quite shallow and one that is really deep. I had more stuffed into the shallow pantry than the deep pantry and decided that I should fix it, I HAD to. My main reasoning being that I like to have extras of essentials… hand soap, floss, emergency stuff, extra cooking oil, etc. Until today I had just been stuffing those all on the very top shelf in the shallow pantry. Well anyone who has met me in person knows I am vertically challenged, aka: short. I (especially in my pregnant state) could barely reach much less see the much prized and needed emergency/storage items. In fact two weeks ago I went without flossing for 3 days until I could get to the grocery store because I was too short to see the extra floss on the top shelf. Sad. And it wont happen again! It only took me about half an hour…

Before:
Deep Pantry Before

Shallow Pantry Before

After:
Deep Pantry After

Shallow Pantry After

Basically I moved all my everyday cooking/eating items to the deep pantry with the less-used items to the shallow pantry. And now I have more room to buy storage food/household items. And when you find a way to have more storage space isn’t that always a winner? Yay!

And don’t forget today is the last day to sign up for my 2010 Planner Giveaway!

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Responses

  1. Yay! I love Finish it Friday. Now that I’m not at my house, I really don’t have anything to do, but it is great to get the extra motivation and accountability.

  2. I am ashamed. Simply ASHAMED. Your before shots are like my dream of a pantry. You’re ridiculous, you know that? 🙂 But I love ya! Wish I had that clean freak gene.


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