TGIF and pantry organization!

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Girls had a Dress Like a Rock Star day today and I was thrilled to remember that just as I was making coffee!!! Ugh. Not good. Luckily it worked out. I’ve been down all week with a miserable stomach bug which people doesnt always last just 24 hrs. It lingers! However, after some sleep and copious amounts of Pepto Bismol, I am getting back my will to live. CDC issued a warning that they are estimating cases of norovirus to be on the rise, estimating cases to go way up in February and March. So there’s that.

I get beyond excited over any good organization project. I’m in awe of Mallory from Classy Clutter makeover of her pantry. It really is totally doable project, both Walmart and Ikea carry a wide assortment of bins, baskets, and both plastic and glass jars. She made her labels with Silhouette Cameo, which is way too much work for me. I ordered my Epson label maker for $30 from Amazon and even got a gold tape cartridge to keep things fancy. Read about her makeover HERE.

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I also like what Kelly from talkofthehouse.com did with her pantry. One of her tips is something I’ve done as well – when recanting all your grains into bins, cut out cooking tips from the bag and tape it to the back of the bin. Kelly’s tips are HERE.

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Hope you got some inspiration. First go through your pantry/kitchen and take stock of what you have and group like with like. All baking stuff should be in one bin, oils/vinegars together, grains grouped together, etc.

Here are the basic tools to get started.

  • label maker and tape
  • jars: flours, sugars, grains, flax seeds etc
  • plastic containers: cereal, pasta, oatmeal
  • bins: bars, treats, cookie cutters, baking stuff (baking soda, vanilla, etc)
  • baskets: snacks, chips, pretzels
  • lazy susan: oils, spices
  • stackable racks: for all the hard to reach spaces.

If your kitchen doesn’t have the most logical flow (cavernous cabinets, not enough shelves), I’ve found Rev-A-Shelf products to be quite helpful.

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Home Depot carries a large assortment. Just make sure to measure twice!

Have a lovely weekend! x

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