Organization "Pantry" Project

{Organize: to put together in an orderly fashion}

We love to use the word "organize"..you see it everywhere....blogs, magazines, shows...I even get emails on it. I have found with my Type A personality {oh yes! Me...type..maybe even A+}that being organized is good for my "soul" and everyone around me.

When things are messy and unorganized....my head starts to hurt...the beads of sweat appear...my hands begin to shake...NO...just kidding! But, you get the point, I can't function when things are CrAzY!

But, in the midst of my desire to organize...it still burns deeper than ever. I realize now with 3 KidS it will not probaly stay that way very long so I will do it again..and again...and again. Realizing this, I can relax and lower my expectations so this week I tackled my pantry.

You know the place where kids eat a "muffin" and they put the EMPTY box back on the shelf. Yes, That Place!

I have seen around "blogland" ladies putting baskets in their pantry and labeling shelves (i.e.Miss Lulu). Finally, I tackled it....but I forgot to take a BEFORE picture..shucks!

I finally organized those cans, breads, pastas, paper goods and ALL those baking goods. You would think I bake cakes for a living...I had so much flour, icing and sprinkles!!!!

After, I finished my little Organizing "Pantry" Project...I just wanted to cook!

Oh by the way, MOM,don't look at my "cereal" selection. {YES!, your grandkids are eating "sugar " cereal...at least it's not a pop tart!}




65 comments:

Daphine said...

Wow! It looks GREAT! I am now inspired to tackle my pantry!

Laurel MacD said...

Ahhh - an organized pantry. It relaxes me just looking at it. Nicely done.
Laurel

Rachel said...

Looks great!! I wish I had a pantry to organize, too bad my old farm house has no such thing.. Well that and closets. Organizing this house is a nightmare!

a woman who is said...

I can't believe all the room you have left over! It looks wonderful.

Liz said...

I use those baskets under the bathroom sink to organize shampoos, soaps, etc. I have never thought of using them for my pantry. I can't deal with clutter very well. I get really stressed out. I have not been happy with my pantry lately. Thanks for the inspiration.

mommy2gabby said...

I must tackle my pantry! Like the cute tags. I am going to Storables tomorrow to pick up some baskets for my laundry room. Now I will add some for the pantry too!

I will try to take before pictures. That is always an issue for me!

:) Jody

Becky said...

Very nice! Want to do mine next ;-)

Jessica said...

it looks great! i am the same way! i can't think straight if things are messy! i can't even cook if the kitchen isn't clean.

Mari said...

Don't you feel good when you get something organized? It looks good!

Dawn said...

i also set out to tackle the pantry (ooo... don't tell rachel i have 3 pantries) but now everything has been neat and tidy for about 2 weeks! amazing... i skipped the little cute tags though. my family will just have to remeber where it all goes. hmmm. maybe i should re-think that one! anyway, enjoy your beautiful pantry :)

Sarah said...

Sure wishing I had a pantry right now! You did a wonderful job organizing and I can only imagine that now that it is done, you want to spend more time in the kitchen.

April said...

OK...that does it...hop on a plane and come on over to put your organizing skills to work! My pantry is in serious help of a major "re-do". In fact, I'm not so sure I could fit all my "stuff" in baskets! Abby LOVES to organize, so maybe I'll put her to work on it.

I must admit that I'm a very Type A personality, too, so when things aren't orderly, I feel a little "out of it". Been feeling like that a lot these days! :)

duchess said...

Very nice - I love a basket anywhere.

At Home In Georgia said...

I SOOOOO need to do this. YES my kids do that....eat the last one in the box and then puts the box back in there. Then when I make my grocery list I don't write that item down because I think we have it and I hate not getting everything I want/need when I make my big shopping trips.
I just might turn on some tunes and spend some time working on my pantry today....thanks for the inspiration! Yours looks great!

Montee said...

I HAVE to have an organized pantry. The labels have to be facing outward too. My mother-in-laws's pantry is so organized, all of her canned goods are in alphabetical order.

Mandy said...

You were ahead of me in roll call on SITS, great job on the pantry! I feel inspired!:)

Sandy said...

i always feel better after i organize something - but it doesn't stay that way for long (big sigh). my downfall is taking the time - my life is too full LOL. great post!

LuLu said...

I am claPPinG really LOUD!!!!! it looks so good, I wanted to cook to after I did my pantry!!!! Huge SMILE sent your way!!!! loving the tags.... yippee..
LuLu

Christy said...

Great ideas for the pantry! Makes me want to go and organize and add some pretty tags and labels:)

Femin Susan said...

Hi...
I appreciate ur work rather than appreciating anything...
u r really a fantastic author..

theArthurClan said...

I love organizing things...but hate that it doesn't stay organized for over four minutes with my kids around. Urgh!

Your pantry looks fantastic now though!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Can you come help me at my house next??? I've got to do closets. They turned into a grand wreck at Christmas, and I need to sort and straighten. Wish you were here to direct traffic! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Jboo said...

Wow -- that is inspiring!! Great job!

Have a great Thursday!

Janet

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am also a neat, picked up person. I can't function with a mess. However-no one else in this house is like me-well, maybe my oldest son-I am constantly organizing my pantry. My husband is the cook, so the pantry is a mess and I blame him! We have a whole shelf for his spices!!! They fit in a container-but it would need to be garbage can size. I need help for that!!!
Love and envy your tidy pantry.

Betsy said...

All these pantry's out there...I am slowly getting inspired.

Kelly said...

Great Job! Mine is in desperate need of being cleaned out and I keep putting it off.

Lindsey said...

You are so cute! It looks amazing, well done!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So great...I love to get into mine after I organize it a bit...you know, every 6 months or so. ;0

Jillene said...

It looks GREAT!! We are doing our bedroom right now--who knew that it would turn out to be a 2 day project!!

LuLu & Co. said...

thanks for the link so sweet, did you read my comment I left for you about the mirrors you saw in my picture yesterday? Just wanted to let you know i answered it... and by the way I don't mind you being nosey at all! :o)
LuLu

Queen B. said...

LOOKS AWESOME ! GREAT JOB !!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Too funny--I posted a similar topic today. I love organizing things! :)

~ Sarah

At Home In Georgia said...

Sandy Toes....I made myself spend 30 minutes working on my pantry. I had my tunes on and now it looks so good. I put 2 baskets in mine and it really helped too.

Thanks,
Jeni

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

My pantry always makes me twitch.....I can organize it and in a matter of days it is a mess again!! I love the basket idea and the labels too....you are just an organizational queen!!

Thanks for the tips....and just so you don't feel left out....there are many sugar cereal boxes in my pantry too:)

Lisa

melissa said...

I have seen you around on a couple of friends blogs...and I must say...i am so loving your blog! I love to organize as well...and your pantry looks great! Okay...im off to read more of your blog!! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Melissa

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That looks GREAT! I also am a stickler on things being in a proper place "just so"!! My pantry isn't labelled, and doesn't have those super cute baskets though! But every shelf has a purpose...cereals and crackers, snack-y foods, baking goods, spices and sauces and mixes, pastas and rice and main dish items, etc. It's so much easier for family members to find/put away things!
I'm going to have to keep my eye out for baskets -- great idea!

The Thompson's said...

I love it when my pantry is clean and organized..... it just doesnt stay that way very long.

Emily said...

I'm like you, I thrive in an organized space, but can't seem to find the time to keep mine up. Great Job on your Pantry. Love the tags!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Brilliant. I love your blog. You are great at all the things I'm not but I'm loving it anyway. Cooking hmmm decorating hmmm Clean laundry smell hmm, nope. Can't relate to any of it ;)Maybe you will rub off on me!

Anonymous said...

Looks great what I can not stand is when you are at someones house for an extended stay and they ask you to organize their closet {can you belive that}?

Joanna said...

Love your pantry...I love that you used baskets..and such. I love them! I was thinking just the other day of organizing our pantry...I have a project this weekend! *smiles*

Darlene said...

LOVE your pantry organization. I am getting inspired to do mine now...they really need it!

Liz said...

My hat is off to you! Looks great!

Our Complete Family said...

Love it! You did a rockin' great job hun! I need some baskets for mine...that is a great idea and would surely help me out a ton!

JVS said...

hilarious! this weekend, my hubby and I tackled our pantry! except we spent more time on the repainting than on organizing; i took pics so I'll try and post that later! good idea with the baskets and tags, i'll have to look into that!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It is so soothing to see this pantry all organized. I have been wanting to reorganize mine for a long time! I wonder if this nesting thing will last long enough for me to get all the stuff off the shelves and put back? Or will I just get tired and start eating cookies? :)
Carrie

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

This looks great. I love the basket idea. You are such a domestic diva!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Oh my I could live in that perfection! I love it!

nikkicrumpet said...

It looks great. And the cool thing about using the baskets...is that if you are baking..you can just bring the whole basket into the kitchen and you have everything all together where you need it. Now...do you want to come and do my pantry!!!!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wow! Quite organized. Looks good. I wonder how long it will last...~Mindy

Ashley said...

red rover red rover send sandy toes right over!!!!

could you just run right over and organize my pantry too??

Astrid said...

Your pantry looks fantastic! I go through phases where I try to organize...but then I let it slide. I do have some baskets in my pantry but I don't have them labeled. Perhaps I should go do that!

vicki said...

eat out and dont shop
you will have all that empty space for more crayons!

Organizing Mommy said...

You convinced me!! I love to have things organized--especially the food. Really nice!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

It looks great...and at my house it's not just the kids that put back empty boxes...Dad is notorious for doing that too. sigh.

Mom Mavis said...

I LOVE TO CLEAN OUT MY PANTRY! Its such a fun project for me. I feel accomplished! I have these great liners for the wire shelves that keep all those things from falling through.

AndreaLeigh said...

you would have a heart attack and die if you saw my pantry. seriously, it is that bad. i'm jealous!

Jennifer said...

Looks awesome, when are you coming here :)

Jen r. said...

I am soooooooo impressed!!!! I could never be that organized!

Kacey R. said...

Oh.so.pretty! It looks awesome! I LOVE an organized pantry. We just bought a shelf to hang on our wall in ours for our canned goods. And we have the same MS labels...I need to go label something now. Thanks! :o)

Sit A Spell said...

I love to use baskets too when I organize! Looks great...I saw those Funyuns hiding behind the rye! ; )

Smelling Coffee said...

It looks wonderful! Another Great idea, as always!!!

Valarie Lea said...

We organized the pantry a couple of months ago, but now you can't tell. I need to make labels, maybe they will put stuff back where it should go. :) I need a whole section for pop-tarts though.

Willo said...

Just showing some SITS love. I am adoring the little tags...makes me want to get on it!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Oh, I just wish I had a pantry! Love the baskets...looks great!
-Kim