Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pantry Raid.

Let's talk about my favorite part of my apartment.  It's not my bed, or my incredibly comfy sofa, or even the fact that I live so close to the water that I can smell the ocean almost every day.  No, it's none of those things.  It's my pantry. 

The shelves were there when we moved in and I didn't waste any time filling them.  Like, TO THE MAX.  For those of you who have ever seen my pantry in the flesh, you know that I keep it stocked to feed at least a family of 6.  I can't help it.  I just keep buying canned goods and condiments and baking supplies for all those times I won't bake.  I'm a pantry hoarder and I don't care who knows it.

Today I decided to reorganize the pantry because I really couldn't stand looking at it anymore.  There was crap everywhere and nothing was strategically organized and therefore everything was a hot mess (I tried to take a video to show you the monstrosity but I'm having some technical difficulties...just try to imagine it).

Here's how it turned out after I was done.  It took me 2 hours, I broke and cleaned up an entire HUGE bottle of balsamic vinegar, and now the apartment smells like shit.  Even after giving away a  bag full of canned goods for the food pantry, I still have all of this left:

(Top shelf: cookbooks, random bowls I have no room for anywhere else, K-cups for days.  Middle shelves:  cereals/snacks, pastas/rices, condiments galore.  Bottom shelf: Baking supplies, canned goods, and anything I think I'll use in the next 2 weeks.)

(Side shelves:  spices, sauces, mixes)

I know I'll use most of this eventually.  My next step is to clean of the freezer and fridge, but let's not get carried away today....

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JB said...

looking good- want to organize my house? it's about the size of your pantry haha

Anonymous said...

Your pantry is my fave part too, it makes me happy looking in there haha. You should make a post about kitchen essentials (for me).

Jenny doodle

dana said...

Doodle, you're in luck! I've got an "essentials" post up my sleeve! Stay tuned :)