Thursday, September 9, 2010

{It’s a Pantry Raid!}

This post was inspired by Katie over at Cleared for Takeoff.

Ok, so tonight I went grocery shopping….which is bad enough but what I dislike more than grocery shopping is putting up the groceries once I get home. Tonight was no different. I strongly dislike putting up groceries because I am not happy with my pantry situation. Let’s take a little tour and I’ll show/tell you why.

(Pics aren’t going to be pretty because I snapped them real quick with my iPhone)

Ok, this is my official “pantry”. Doesn’t look so bad, you say? Well, can you see that stuff in the back? No? well that’s because it’s like 2 feet deep! There is probably stuff back there that has been there almost as long as we’ve been in this house (10 years). There’s a bottom part to this pantry but I have things like plastic containers, appliances we never use, etc.

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Because the pantry in our kitchen is so inadequate, we purchased a free standing cabinet to catch the overflow. Not being utilized very efficiently, huh?

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Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
This is the top two shelves. The top is mainly Ziploc bags because I bought them in bulk at Sam’s due to the fact that it seemed like we never had any when I needed them. That shelf was designated for things like that along with paper plates, cups etc. Notice that some other things have snuck up there and the paper plates have decided to party with the chips on the second shelf.

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Ok so you’ve seen the top two shelves of the “overflow pantry” lets take a look at the bottom two shelves. These shelves have been designated for the dog stuff. That’s a lot of stuff for a dog that does nothing but lay around and sleep! Oh, and no, those aren’t really dirty dish rags & towels…I just haven’t re-labeled that basket yet.

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My little tirade tonight while putting up groceries has led to my weekend project….organizing this pantry so figuring out what to make for dinner doesn’t give me  a headache LOL.

Now that you’ve seen my pantry in all it’s glory, head on over to Katie’s blog and link up your pantry.

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5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How funny...I can't stand my pantry either!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Laura said...

Nice pantries! May I come eat some of your Doritos? hehe ;)

Maxabella said...

It may be crowded, but man it's neat! I'd love to have that much organisation going on. x

KatieJones said...

I'm excited to see those Steel cut Oats! For the longest time my dad was all, "steel cut oats, you have to try them...." but when I finally did, I'm hooked!

Elle The Heiress said...

I'm glad you explained the Ziploc bags because I was like, "Wow...that's kind of crazy." And Velveeta in the pantry? Is that even shelf stable? lol Love all the organization you have going on, in my pantry the food is the ONLY thing that's organized. Everything else is just...there.