My pantry is a corner closet in my kitchen. It holds all my cooking items, so that would mean ~
- Canned Goods
- Baking ingredients
- Dry Goods
- Dried Fruits
- Jams, Jellies, Honey
It also holds some paper products
- Paper plates
- Plastic cups
- Plastic silverware
- Holiday napkins and plates
- Holiday bags
- Extra Ziploc Bags
Some seldom used items are stored there.
- Pressure Cooker
- Pasta Pot
- Small Insulated cooler
So, as you can see, that pantry has lots in it AND I go in and out of there all day long. I tell you all that so you’ll understand why this “Before” picture looks so messy! It had just gotten out of hand, even though I had a “system” I thought was working.
I took a day and half last week and got it under control!
Let me give you a tour of the “After.” It still has LOTS in it, but it’s labeled better and spread out in a way that doesn’t overwhelm me when I walk inside.
I’ll show you each shelf:
Up above ~
I added a little decor inside the pantry. I hung my “Denise’s Kitchen” sign and my Rooster picture above the shelves.
I hung my two dust pans on a wall in here. The small one is only for sweeping crumbs off the tablecloth. The large one is for the floor. I was constantly going to the coat closet down the hall to sweep around the trash can and counters. This makes life easier!
All the holiday paper napkins are in Ziploc bags and labeled.
A little vignette on the floor!
While my pantry might not be the most beautiful with glass jars and empty shelves, it works for me and I enjoy stepping inside now. My items are accessible and it makes me smile to open the door! Mission accomplished!
If you didn’t see this post, you can see how I used vinyl chalkboard to cover the door of my pantry!
Do you have an area in your house that makes you grimace? I hope this inspires you to do something to that space so you’ll smile instead!
Refresh those spaces!