This summer, while I was on my pantry organizing binge, I had a quick morning at my sweet, then-pregnant friend, Jessica's house. Her pantry was filled with bulk purchases from her recent trip to Costco. As I looked at eight bags of spaghetti and giant boxes of cereal, I suggested that she might not need the mass quantity of food that Costco offers, no matter how good of a deal it is. Her family is too small for bulk buying: just her husband, her and their 20 month old daughter. Her pantry had plenty of space, but she just had too much food.
As I emptied off shelf after shelf, I overheard her nesting: "I think this is stale (toss) ... and I don't even like these (toss) ... I'm sure we can get rid of these (toss) ..." She filled her kitchen table with items that would be thrown out.
Then we pulled items from their boxes (like granola bars and other snacks) and put them in canvas bins from IKEA. We grouped things by category (breakfast, dinner, snacks, cans, seasonings, baby, etc) and started putting everything back.
|After a trip to IKEA, she finished up on her own. She even used her red label maker to label containers!|
I love me some pantry makeovers!!!