Well, on to day 3 of my home organization.
I normally shop for 2 weeks of groceries and only run back to the store for staples such as bread, milk and eggs in-between trips. Well, that’s the plan anyways. Sometimes I decide I don’t want whatever I’ve planned for a meal or have a craving for something sweet, so I allot for those trips as well.
This week when I brought home my groceries, I just knew it was time to clean out the pantry! I didn’t have room for any of the new items and the shelves were overflowing and I had no idea what was in there. I do straighten it all the time, but I don’t get in there and pull everything out and take inventory of what I have. Boy, did I have a lot of stuff I didn’t know about!
6 bags of egg noodles, 3 boxes of elbow macaroni, 2 half empty bags of flower, 2 bottles of canola oil ( I don’t even use this!), numerous packets of taco seasoning, an overflowing recycle bin and lots and lots more!
I whipped it all out and started fresh. I did not go out and buy anything to help make organizing easier or more efficient. Later on I’ll tackle the expense of nice bins for cereal, crackers, pasta and such and the Mabel’s Labels Household Labels. But not today! Just good old fashioned elbow grease and organization skills.
Since I tackled the pantry, it just made sense to organize the spice cabinet as well.
Much better! I feel like a new women. I don’t know about you, but when things are neat and orderly, I feel much more calm and clear AND I know where things are and what I have.
Next project: Entry Way!