Monday, March 4, 2013

Clutter Crushing ~ The Pantry

    First, it was the medicine cabinet. Then came the organization of under the bathroom sink. But I think we saved the best clutter crushing makeover of the weekend for last. 

     Yep, that's our pantry.  I'm sure you think this picture is staged to look purposely bad, right?  Nope.  That's really how bad it had gotten.  Take it in in all its disorganized glory.

     Now, are ready for this?!  Drumroll, please...

     Oh, yes, I did go back to the Dollar Store!  And Chad thought I was surely losing my mind while purchasing all those dollar bins.  Not now!

     Oh, it is just so lovely!

     I have to say, I really had no plan before starting.  If you are going to attempt something similar, I would suggest just going to the Dollar Store, seeing what storage solutions they have, and buy more than you think you'll need.

     These are pencil holders from the Dollar store.  Perfect for spices!

     The shelving system sitting on the floor there (with the bread) is actually a shoe rack.  It fit well and gives us more shelf space.  I purposely chose round baskets for the corner space and large baskets for the top shelf and floor.

     I certainly had a few "take a deep breath" moments during this organization process.  Seeing the entire contents of my pantry dumped on my kitchen floor was overwhelming to say the least.  But the finished product was sooooo worth the stress ...and the $35 in bins.

     I'm off to go do a happy dance in front of my pantry again!
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  1. Looks great! Come over & do mine now....and my laundry room too!

  2. Very good written story. It will be helpful to everyone who usess it, including yours truly Smile. Keep doing what you are doing - i will definitely read more posts.

  3. Pretty good article. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.



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