Up until a few days ago, this was our kitchen pantry. It was SO bad I was almost to humiliated to share this picture. Almost.
In my defense I was going to school full time, working, volunteering, and still trying to fulfill my roles as wife, mother, maid, gardener and chauffer. A close up is even worse. Shield your eyes if you have a weak stomach.
Now I know how to organize. I am actually a trained professional. I knew I needed to corral some of the clutter. I went through my garage and came up with a few things that would help the cause and proceeded to break out the spray paint. Because a single color can help to unify an area and create a tidy space. (Yep, trained professional. :)
While the baskets were drying I proceeded to empty out the entire pantry. I bagged up every last piece of Easter candy and sent it to school, and wiped down all the surfaces. Next, I went over to my friend Cat’s blog and printed out a few labels.
My kitchen was a complete disaster for a few hours and of course two different neighbors stopped by during this time. One visitor offered 4 small plastic bins to use since they were just “sitting around” in her garage if I swapped her for an extra curtain rod I had in my garage. YES!
Since I was on a roll I moseyed on over to the refrigerator. Now I am not a rocket scientist and this might not be anything new, but in case you’re tired of digging around trying to find a sauce, jam or other form of condiment might I suggest a rotating tray? I found mine at Target. No more digging. Yippee Yi Ki Yay~ I adore Tarjay.