Sunday, July 3, 2011

Organizing Fool...

So summer is zipping by a LOT faster than I want it to... I cannot believe we will be back in school in 5 weeks...eeeekkkk!~ I am NOT finished with my to do list yet!!!!  I have been working on getting this house O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E-D!!!!!! one small space at a time!!!!  First up the ...SCARY PANTRY....I am very embarrassed to show you just how B-A-D this space was but there must be a before in order to feel like you've accomplished anything right?!?!?!

I think we have little elves that sneak in at night and eat our chips and leave crumbs on the floor...anyone else have this issue???

So, I took everything out of my pantry...yes sister you heard me...I took it ALL out and scrubbed it with hot soapy water.  Then, I lined the shelves with contact paper from the dollar store.  Then I began throwing away expired food...I didn't take a picture of that, but I think I would be more embarrassed to show you just how much we wasted than how nasty this area was before:(  Then I began shopping the house for storage'd be surprised what all you can find in your home that can help you corral the madness!
And....drumroll please....the AFTER'S:

I recycled some plastic containers I'd been saving to store my brown and powdered sugar...

Couldn't resist using this basket to keep our bread in..."BREAD BASKET"...yes, I am a nerd like that!

I used an old cassette  box thing I bought of ebay several years ago and took out all the dividers to hold chips, potatoes and onions {which I am out of here} and a small basket for foil and cling wrap...

I had these mini drawers on hand since redoing my chipboard storage in my craft labeler and I got reacquainted during this 14 hour organizing partay!  

I love Mason jars so I had to use this one to store an open bag of pinto beans...I want one for rice too...that is when I have a bag of UNexpired rice on hand;)

So one small area of my house has been reclaimed and I pitty the fool that messes it up ;p lol!!!

LaKeta :)


Stacey said...

Laketa -
Nice job on the pantry - 14 hours? Wow - you were committed to that job! So muck better! I think your BEFORE shots looks like mine...really. Thanks for visiting nmy blog and commenting - I feel honored to have been pinned!
Love your blog - so cute!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jennifer said...

Fantastic job! Don't feel bad....I throw away expired food every now and then too! I'm envious of your space! Can you believe I have much, much less?

Unknown said...

Your pantry looks great! I love how it feels to have some freshly organized, I just stand there and stare at it for a while, ha! :-)

Jennifer said...

Hey thanks for your comment on my wreath!! Yeah, the pink and yellow turned out good!

Felicia said...

LOVE it!!!! You know we're getting old when things like a cute, organized pantry makes us giddy with excitement! ;)

Doreen said...

N-i-c-e! I cleaned out and organized my pantry last week, and now I make everyone put each item back into the spot where they got it! It makes them crazy, but this makes me happy :)

Brittany Elaine said...

I need to do this to our pantry! We have a HUGE grey cabinet and it's so messy, unorganized and there's pry food from 2006 in there!

Great job it looks great! :)

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