When we moved into the Little House back in April 2011, I was in love with so many parts of the house. The fireplace, the crown molding, the original hardwoods… and the pantry. It may seem like a small thing to get excited about, but I’ve never had a proper pantry before. In college, I had an old wheeled TV stand turned mobile pantry. In our first apartment, we had a broom closet/coat closet/utility closet/pantry.
In both cases, my little “pantries” were meticulously organized. When you don’t have much space, you have to make the most of it (as we know all too well with the Little House). Our little pantries had been neat and well organized; our new, bigger pantry would be even neater and more organized. Labels. Rows. Hangy things on the door.
It’s a disaster zone. When I was making yesterday’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap cookies, I couldn’t find the flour. Or the sugar. Or the vanilla. It’s reached a point where I just can’t take it anymore.
The pantry’s gonna get it.
And hopefully, it’ll look like this.
I love how accessible and organized this pantry is (by Jen @ The Social Home). Everything is labeled, open, and clearly visible…. everything our pantry isn’t. Plus, she used all dollar store containers that cost under $50!
I also love how Ashli @ Mini Manor Blog organized her taters and onions. Ours currently live under the kitchen sink because there’s not enough room in the pantry. I know, something’s not right with that.
I also really love the idea of chalkboard paint labels on everything so that a container can be used for multiple things, like Michelle @ Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust did here. And do you love the stenciling? We can’t stencil because of our textured walls, but we could paint the blah walls a fun color… like tomato red?!
What does your pantry look like? Do you have any awesome organizational tricks? Would you ever paint your pantry tomato red?