Two years ago, I embarked on a slow but steady de-cluttering mission I called Clutter Karate. Bags–BAGS of stuff left the house over the first six months and although it stalled with my pregnancy fatigue, house move and the overall Peachiness of last year, the passion from that original idea flares up every now and then.
During my glorious and reconstituting holiday break, I decided to practice a few of my de-stashing moves and this time my beloved pantry was the recipient of my roundhouse kicks of organization.
This project has been a long time coming–more than a year, but man, I’m happy with the results. I give you this–my organized pantry.
I know it probably doesn’t look that fancy to many. But to me, this is a beautiful thing. With Metro shelving to boot!
I must admit that I kinda like my hodge podge container set. I recently bought the vintage square tins from the Alameda Flea Market which I think look quite charming next to the IKEA containers and next to the Target ones. To me it feels like an old English cupboard. Or like Nigella’s pantry. But not as well stocked. Yet.
And here is where I go crazy town and pop all of my different cuisines into boxes. We have Italy, Mexico and Asia. I need a box for England…
You learn a lot about your buying habits when you clean out your pantry. Like, “why do I need four cans of McCann’s steel cut groats?” or “I have six half used bags of rice. And I don’t even make rice that often…” I went a bit anal, but it feels great. It makes me feel grown up and like a good little housewife–all organized and ready for anything. And not having to buy doubles of stuff.
Oh, but it didn’t stop there… Just you wait…
And the next stop–my foyer. For which I will be making this bit of AWESOMENESS thanks to Bright and Blithe.