Friday, January 16, 2015

34 Weeks of Clean -Week 2: Pantry

I've been wanting to blog more, but haven't taken the time to do it.  I found this challenge I wanted to work on, so I thought I'd try starting blogging again with this.

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Week 1 was putting all the Christmas stuff away.  We've been really busy on our weekends and I haven't done it yet.  This year we only have our Christmas tree and Christmas books out, so it shouldn't take too long.  Maybe I'll tackle it one evening this coming week.

Week 2 was the pantry.  I've been really needing to make my pantry functional again.  Over the last 2 months it seems like all I did was throw things in it, rather than put them away.  I found a few things that we used up and a few things to throw away, like a can of cream soup that's best by date was in 2012, old candy,  and a bunch of onion and garlic skins.  I only worked on it one day this week, but my pantry is almost back to normal, even though I didn't finish going through every shelf.  Over the last couple years I've learned that just doing a little bit can make a big difference even if you know you don't have the time to finish something.

Here are my before and after pictures.


Before
After


Just putting away the stuff that was on the floor made a big difference, because we can now walk into the pantry to get what we want or put away what we are done with.

Week 3 is working on straightening and de-cluttering the kitchen cabinets and drawers.  I started this back in October, but I am looking forward to hopefully finishing some of the ideas I want to implement in my cabinets over the next week.

10 comments:

  1. That looks great! I wish I had a pantry that size!

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    1. I've been blessed to have a pantry. Right after we were married I had to use a cabinet and the top of the refrigerator as storage for pantry items.

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  2. " Over the last couple years I've learned that just doing a little bit can make a big difference even if you know you don't have the time to finish something."
    This is so true. I knew I didn't have the time to finish all I wanted to do in the pantry but just starting and getting things in the right place made a world of difference. Nice job on your pantry!

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  3. Looks good. I have to chuckle about soup from 2012. All my food is since June 2014 because that is when we moved here and the only thing I moved from the States was spices.

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    1. We don't eat canned soup. So I'm thinking maybe it moved here with us in 2012.

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  4. So glad you are joining us Suanna! You did a great job! So glad to know I m not the only one that had gotten good at the toss in a close the door thing! ;) Little steps at a time!

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    1. Thank you for the cleaning inspiration.

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  5. I love the size of your pantry. :o) Yep, definitely just cleaning the floor space makes a huge difference with accessibility.

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