When we moved into this rent house, we found that it didn't have a pantry. My mom made the suggestion to turn the hall coat closet into a pantry. Since it is off the kitchen, it made perfect sense and has saved our sanity. We added plastic shelves from Lowe's that snap together. They were only $25! Deal! The problem was that we haven't organized it since moving in 2.5 years ago.
After emptying all of the shelves, Kevin cleaned the shelves and I swept under the shelving unit. We purged the bad stuff and sorted the good stuff. I put like items in baskets for easy access, and the items that would not fit in baskets were put on the same shelf.
Top Shelf: Boxed Goods and Wine. 2nd Shelf: Breads, Rice, Snacks and food the kiddos eat, Half of the baking items. 3rd Shelf: Spices, Seasonings, and Baking Items. 4th Shelf: Paper Goods, Beverages, Canned Goods, and Chips. 5th Shelf: Misc Items, Cookbook and Recipe Box.
There are some really cute options for free pantry labels on Pinterest. These are a couple of my faves.
Do you regularly organize your pantry? If so, please brag about it. If not, then please let me know I'm not the only one that waited 2.5 years.
Marking off the to-do list,