Ok, so y'all know how much I like to clean out and organize! It seriously is a hobby. I clean out closets, pantries, entire rooms, and then my lovely family of seven actually lives in this house, and before you know it, I have another clean out and organize project to do again! I love it!
Today's fun was inspired by these four buckets of grain....
corn, hard white wheat, soft white wheat, and oatmeal
Up until a few days ago, I had only one grain bucket--hard white wheat. But I recently bought 25 pounds of oatmeal from a co op order, and I also bought the additional wheat and corn from a friend. I also bought some pretty new gamma lids, and the grain I bought from my friend also had gamma lids on the buckets too. Sooooooo, I had to find a place in my pantry to store these new buckets.
That's what I did today. I thought it would only take an hour or so, but of course it ended up taking much longer. Like almost three hours!
Here are some Before pictures:
No room on the floor for any buckets.
Stuff crammed in....
That sign hanging on the shelf reads, "Please keep the pantry clean." It really wasn't too, bad, but I had to make room for those buckets!
Now here are some After pictures:
I moved the canned goods up one shelf higher, and I made labels for all of my containers. I have an assortment of containers, some of which I have had for 18 years or so. They don't all match, but I can't justify buying all new containers just so they will look cute. I think the labels bring uniformity to the containers.
That large off-white basket on the left hand side on the floor is holding our chips, pretzels, etc. All of those things that come in bags.
A nice home for the buckets
Canned goods, spices, and labeled containers!
I wonder how long it will look this nice? Today, the children and Jimmy too, all oohed and aahed when they saw the pantry's new look.
I like looking at it too!