Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pantry Makeover

 I decided to makeover my pantry to be more organized and more healthy.  My thinking is that if I have a beautiful, organized pantry full of healthy, organic, accessible foods, it will help me to eat better and cook more often.  The baskets on the bottom hold my couponing bargains.
 I did lock n locks for my dry foods like pastas, flours, oats, sugar, etc.  The smaller ones hold all my baking supplies like brown sugar, raisins, etc.  I don't bake too often so I didn't need a ton of space for that stuff.  Canned foods are arranged on a two-tiered shelf.
 I wanted to especially organize the snacks and little odds and ends that always seem to get tossed everywhere and usually end up spilling and making a mess.  I organized them into categories like popcorn,  popcorn oil and salty snacks in one, rice cakes, peanut butter and honey in another.  (I eat that pretty much every day for a snack)  I came up with baskets stacked on wire shelves that I found at BB&B.  The baskets are from Target.  I got X-large mason jars to put all of my dried beans, rice, quinoa, bulgur wheat, etc, in.  I spray painted the rings and flats red to match the baskets and lock n locks.
For cake mixes, jello, and various other stuff I found white wire baskets that keep things tidy while still making it easy to see what I have.  I also put a few more wire shelves to create more space for tucking things away.

I realized about halfway through that I should have taken some before pics.  Trust me when I tell you that my pantry is by far more organized and much nicer to step into than it was before!


  1. Oh my gosh! You are an organizing queen! That's the nicest pantry I've ever seen. Very impressive.

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  3. I looooooooove it and the red jar tops well they are simply perfection!!!!