Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pantry Organization

Overall, we are neat and organized people.
I'm border line OCD.  It's a serious medical condition.  Nothing to joke about.

I HATE clutter on I throw it in drawers and closets.
Wah-lah. Clutter gone!  Everyone thinks you are a neat freak!

Until you need to find something....

I'm now on a mission.

The pantry was my first victim.

I'm a little embarrassed to post this picture but it is what it is.

Surprisingly, I didn't throw very much away. I just straightened, organized, and consolidated. 
(The Target bags will be returned to Target for recycling.  I just learned they did this! 
Way to go Target....add that to my list of reasons why I love you so.)

I didn't buy anything new...I just organized.

After about 20 minutes, the pantry looked like this....

It will probably stay like this until...Friday.  At least there is now proof that it was clean and organized.

And yes, I eat like a 6 year old. Don't judge.

How do you keep your pantry/food cupboard in order? Or do you?  Any fun storage containers? 
Are you one of those weirdos that has to alphabetize the stuff on there shelves? Weigh in!


  1. I feel like I'm reading the story of my life :). I am the same way, hate clutter, love to "hide it away" out of sight, out of mind right. Great job on the pantry organization. I have started slowly organizing my house. I usually organize by neat stacks or piles....and baskets, lots of baskets. I just found your blog, I am now following you.

  2. I feel strongly that if it's behind closed doors (a closet, cupboard or cabinet), it's totally okay for it to be messy. Totally unreasonable, but true. We also don't have a real pantry yet, so I'm totally jealous over yours.

    And, seriously? You are from Davenport? We live in Rock Island (soon to be Moline). What a small world! Thanks for the comment. I'm looking forward to following your blog.

  3. my pantry needs to be organized...but mostly looks like yours :) neat and orderly, but not alphabetical or anything!

    Down the line, i hope to improve the shelves with some of those sliding tray doors and such :)

  4. Glad I'm not the only one!!

    There will be more clutter wrestling to come!

  5. Your pantry looks great! I am so impressed!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My blog has moved

You will be automatically redirected to the new address.

If that does not occur, please visit'.