Saturday, September 18, 2010

(Organization) System Saturday-Organizing our Pantry (finally!)

I have discovered one way to motivate myself to organize and clean out my pantry...take a before picture and then when everything is nice and neat, take an after picture and post it on my blog :)  So my husband couldn't believe that I was snapping photos of our food closet ( I couldn't believe it either),  but he wasn't going to say too much since he was glad I was getting motivated to clean out this messy and disorganized part of our kitchen!

So for those that care to know what our pantry looked like before here it is:

 Looking in to the pantry from the doorway.  Things were thrown in there and very disorganized!

Here is the floor. I found empty boxes that were taking up lots of space and even some out of date canned goods that found their way into the trash can.

And while my husband took our 2 year old to the doctor to see if she had strep throat (which she didn't), I was able to get to work and organize our pantry like this:

Well, I can cross off "organize pantry" from my "to do" list, but something tells me it's not going to stay this neat and organized for very long since little hands like to drag all kinds of snacks out. 

Have a blessed weekend!

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Jenn W. said...

This reminds me of the "Tackle it Tuesday" projects I post about on my blog :) I love taking before and after pictures. Great job! :)

Anonymous said...

It feels so good when all our things have specific places to call home :) My pantry needs A LOT of help ! Thanks for inspiring me to get busy !

Unknown said...

I don't have a pantry, but I have plenty of cupboards that need a little TLC. These posts are always inspirational. I clicked for you, too! :)

Hanna said...

Hi there. I'm your newest follower from saturday blog hop:) lovely blog. you can find me at

Nice job. Can you do mine please:)

Unknown said...

That is quite the transformation!! I find that blogging helps to motivate me to cook awesome food so I can brag a little on my blog. My husband LOVES it!

And, you have a blog award!!

Hi Jenn!
Thanks for your visit and comment! I saw another blogger's "Tackle it Tuesday" post and this gave me inspiration to do this with my pantry :)
I just left a comment on your blog!
Have a great day!

Hi Tammy!
thanks for your visit and comment! After just visiting your blog and looking at the lovely things you recently painted, I know you can tackle a pantry organization project :-) Your new blog is just lovely :)
Have a blessed day!

Hi Lynda!
Thanks for your visit and comment! Organization posts inspire me too. I was inspired to clean my pantry when I saw a "tackle it Tuesday" post on another blog :)
Have a blessed day and thanks for the vote!

Hi Hanna!
Thanks for your visit,comment, and follow! I just left a comment on your recent post!

Hi Anna-Marie!
I actually did organize a friend's pantry one time! It's easier for me to organize friend's "junk" than my own!
Have a good day and I sent you an email :)

Hi Lisa! What a wonderful surprise to receive this award from you! Thank you! You are 1 of 3 bloggers to pass this lovely award onto me within this past week and I am so appreciative!
I have added your name and blog to my award post here:

Thanks again and thanks for your visit!
Have a good day!

Voted for you and sent you an email:)

Love the pantry....wish mine was organized like that! Thanks for the comment on my blog and being a follower...I'm following you now too! Can't wait to see more!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Tracy, for the vote. I clicked for you too! I feel better and more relaxed. I was getting a little too stressed, and my poor family was taking the brunt of it. The Lord has blessed me with a very patient, understanding, and loving family. Have a blessed day!

Hi Anna-Marie! Thanks for the vote! I got your email and replied back :) Have a good week of schooling with your children!

Thanks Liz for your visit, comment and follow! I look forward to following your blog posts also :)
Have a blessed week with your beautiful family !

Hi Lynda!
Thanks so much for the vote and your visit! I'm glad you are feeling better :) I saw the comment you made on Marie's post about my blog spotlight. You are so kind! Thanks for all your encouragement and support! Have a blessed week!

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