Here is a picture of my pantry right before the New Year.
This closet of chaos was the result of packaged goods being haphazardly strewn about in the baking, cooking and eating frenzy of the holidays. My kids also tend to leave almost-empty containers in there. Really?! So while my husband was watching Bowl games, I "tackled" this mess.
Then I made some paper tags using cardstock, cut them into ovals with decorative scissors, and hung them from the bins and baskets.
It makes me feel so much better to have my pantry organized! It may not be a dramatic change, but I can actually find things again. Maybe The Family will actually be able to put things back if they're categorized? It's probably too much to hope for, but we're still looking pretty good on Day 5.
While I was on a kitchen mission, I decided to also tackle my spices. I have quite a few on the right hand side of the pantry on the above picture, but I also have this spice drawer with fixed wooden dividers next to my cooktop.
I know that I haven't been using it to its full potential. It is in a handy location, but it just always looks jumbled because
|Rajtan Spice Jar|
|Ikea 365+ Spice Jar|
I also had a set of spice jar labels from CostPlus World Market that have been laying around for awhile, so I put those to use as well.
|Before: A Jumbled Mess|