How are you doing right now? I have good days and bad honestly. One day I’m super motivated and the next day I’m blah. Anyone else? One day last week when I was super motivated I decided to tackle my pantry. This pantry organization project has been on my to do list for quite some time. When we started stocking up for this quarantine, this little space became completely disorganized and out of control. In fact, it was really so bad that I was too embarrassed to take a before photo! So, I HAD to get in there and organize it. Here are my 5 tips for an organized pantry.
5 tips for an organized pantry:
1 Remove every single item.
2 Clean every surface top to bottom
3 Get rid of items that are out of date or you don’t use anymore. Some things will go into the trash and others can be donated or relocated.
4 Put it all back and categorize everything putting like items together. Organize it so that the most-used items will be reachable and less-used items will be on high shelves.
There was also a little honey-do project that I asked Slade to do and since he had some time on his hands, he agreed. We had some left over marble tile from our kitchen backsplash and I wanted to add a little backsplash to the coffee bar area of the pantry. He still has a bit to finish but I love it so far.
When we remodeled our kitchen, (you can read more about that HERE) we designed a “hidden” pantry to look as if it were just part of the cabinets. A last minute change to our kitchen design left us with extra cabinets that we repurposed in the pantry.
I love how it turned out. I don’t like the look of a microwave in the kitchen so I wanted it in the pantry. We created a little coffee bar in there too. It has been a very functional addition to our kitchen.
We still have a little ways to go on this room. The countertop is just a painted wooden top and I’d like to put some quartz in there at some point but it’s not a top priority at the moment.
Are you organizing everything one day and just can’t get motivated the next? So many of my friends say the same! It’s the weirdest time! I have so much time to do the things I have put off forever and if we come out of this quarantine and my house doesn’t look like Marie Kondo lives here then there’s something wrong!
I hope you are being good to yourself and staying positive! We are all in this together. I keep reminding myself of that when I start to feel a little down. This too shall pass.
I hope my 5 tips for an organized pantry were helpful to you. Let me know what your’e organizing in the comments below!
Have a great weekend! Thanks for reading!