My journey to finding balanced health and a balanced life
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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!