Although the pantry in our home now is MUCH bigger and better than the one we had in our apartment, it’s still pretty easy for things to clutter up in there.
The first time I went to The Container Store, I saw something that I KNEW would help, but I just wasn’t prepared to purchase it then. I hadn’t been able to get it off my mind (have you been there?) so when I took a couple friends to The Container Store last weekend for their first experience, I was well-prepared to purchase. I even had a gift card, a coupon, AND there was a sale!
Here’s the pantry before:
Granted, it’s not horrible, but it was bad enough to where I wasn’t looking forward to holiday baking. Everything was all mixed up, I couldn’t see most of it, and things were CONSTANTLY falling because of these shelves:
Things don’t sit straight on wire shelving. Things lean, and sometimes fall, and sometimes fall and break…it’s just not ideal.
See it hanging on the door? White wire, just like the other one, but I was able to make space in the pantry by relocating to this rack all of my packets, oils, syrups, vinegars, cans and condiments.
As far as the issues with the wire shelves that were already in place, I found a solution at Walmart:
It’s a special roll of foam-like shelving-paper-like material that is thick and, once set on wire shelving, makes them almost as good as a board shelving. Lifesaver, I say!
Once that stuff was out of the way, I could re-organize the rest of the pantry and place all the items left into categories:
Ah, so much better!
I know this sounds completely ridiculous, but I have opened this pantry about 10 times so far, just to look at it. Yes I have. **SIGH**
I’m so thrilled with how it all turned out! How do you keep YOUR pantry organized?
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