Monday, January 10, 2011

no use crying over dried noodles

I was in DESPERATE need of a food pantry tackle, so for this week's Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom, I concentrated on the ugliness of our pantry. I decided I should probably clean it out before I hit the grocery store, so I did a little re-organizing and purging first!


BEFORE
{the two worst shelves}

AFTER
{but before grocery shopping}

AFTER-AFTER
{ahh...nothing like an ORGANIZED pantry all stocked up!}

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BEFORE
{in all its glory...pre-grocery shopping trip!}

AFTER
{orderly and full of food = perfect for me!}

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BEFORE
{my poor canned food shelf pre-grocery shopping}

AFTER
{gotta love canned food prices at Winco!}
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During the tackle, there was a little spaghetti noodle mishap. My half-opened box of spaghetti noodles fell 3 shelves down to the ground. What a mess it was after I had already organized the lower half of the pantry!


I had to move all of my organized work just to get to the noodles...ugh!


Oh well, I had a couple of little cuties to help me and I paid each of them a quarter for them to put in their piggy banks. They ate that all up...guess it's time to start implementing chores and allowance!


Real exciting stuff here these days, but little by little I'm trying to get the house put back together to become more of a well-oiled machine after the holiday craziness. You have to start somewhere, I suppose! And for me it was the pantry! What about you? Is there a little nook or cranny you've been needing to clean out and organize?

Updated to add on 1-16-11:
After my pantry makeover, I discovered Toni at A Bowl Full of Lemons. She is hosting a 21 Day Organization Challenge. Day 7 was pantry organization.
My pantry is nowhere near hers...so inspiring! I'll most likely redo mine in the future. Yep. Never good enough.

5 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I have to keep my pantry organized...otherwise it drives me crazy! You have such cute little helpers:)

Xazmin said...

It looks fantastic! I LOVE Winco, and I HATE when the spaghetti noodles spill. It may have happened here once or twice!

My whole house is in need of a clean-out and organizing!

Sarah said...

Yeah!! It looks so good. It's funny how happy organizing makes us. Check out my blog...I did my upstairs closet...Happy, happy, happy.

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Oh pantries look so nice when organized. I had to laugh because your canned food looks like mine I knew you were a Winco shopper before I read it. Seems like every time I shop I have to re organize the pantry again. Nothing like spaghetti all over the place. Ha ha I remember when I was young I used to eat the spaghetti raw. Now it doesn't sound so good to me anymore.

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like you did a great job. I think it is so hard to keep the pantry organized. Each week I vow to keep the pantry in order but once I get to cooking, everything goes wild.
Hope all is well with you!

 
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