Monday, February 16, 2009

Organizing the Pantry

I have been cleaning out and organizing anything I can get my hands on lately. I started with the pantry. These pictures will hopefully inspire you to clean out something you have been wanting to for a long time. It honestly took about 20 minutes. I just tossed out the trash and expired items and rearranged the items I wanted to keep. No special bins and pretty labels in here. I just used what I had.

BEFORE:

AFTER:


AFTER:

If you want to see how I made the chalkboard door then go here.
P.S. If you want to enter another giveaway then please go here!! It's a good one!

81 comments:

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your pantry looks nice and clean - just the way I like it. Love your chalkboard door.

PS - totally ummed I didn't win your giveaway

Jess said...

Oh, that looks so nice!
All I have is a little cabinet, but it still manages to get in a state of disarray!

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice job! I love pantries and I love order! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
Ps. Please come by my blog today, I am having a give away - my first one! :o)

Darlene said...

Your pantry looks FABULOUS....want to come do mine??? I also LOVE your chalkboard door. I ♥ chalkboards!

Emily said...

I love the chalk board door. Such a neat idea. I had seen that kind of paint used on jars, but never a door. I am going to have to check into that and start creating.

Nice job on the pantry too!

Queen B said...

It looks great! I may have to go work on mine!!

Alex and Jill said...

Looks great! I so need to do this to my pantry and every closet in my house!

I'll have to check out this other giveaway...I'm feelin' lucky!

Have a great week, girl!

julie & joe said...

I wish I had a true pantry. We added some cabinets the are not very deep so they are pretty easy to keep organized.

Vashti said...

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XX

p.s can you some sort out my pantry????

Katie said...

Looks heavenly!! Our pantry (with new shelving) is on "The List" for this week. It's in major need of attention!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I am definitely inspired! I have quite a few things on my clean out and organize list. I think I'll start today!!!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

oh yes...the pantry is on my big to do list. I stockpiled with some of my coupons this week and now it's a disaster...need to get to it. :)

queenbee said...

Your pantry looks great. I am in an organizing mood also and have been putting it off because I dont have the baskets that I "need". I think I will give it a shot with what I have on hand. Thanks for the inspiration and I love your chalkboard on the door.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Looks great! I love to clean the pantry. For some reason...I love to make trash. I don't know why!

Laura said...

Great job! It's amazing how organization can make us feel so good.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your pantry looks great...and I love the chalkboard on your door...very nice!

duchess said...

Nicely done. I do love that chalkboard.

Alissa said...

I have been looking at my pantry thinking it needs some TLC, but never really in the mood. Maybe this weekend I will get it accomplished. I have been wanting to do the chalkboard on our pantry doors too.. we have the same shaped door and I thought it was such a great idea. If there are any tips about doing this project please let me know. I will be doing in couple of weeks. Is there a special kind of brand of chalkboard paint that works well?

Joanna said...

Looks great! It just feels to good to organize something huh?! And then to look at the before pictures...That just really puts a smile on my face.

Belinda said...

Shannon,
can you come to my house and clean my pantry! it looks great! does it make you feel like you dont have as much stuff HAHA
Belinda

Faith said...

I have been on a clean out/organize kick lately too. I did a little work on my pantry this weekend, but have lots more I need to do. Thanks for the inspiration!!

honeysuckle said...

It feels soo good to have things clean and organzied. I like the chalkboard idea there too.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Looking great! Love the chalkboard door! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Vanessa

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Your pantry looks great! I'll send Lazy Mom Amanda over here to look at it. She wants to do hers.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Looks all nice and neat! Love an orderly pantry!! :) And that chalkboard (you know I love a great chalkboard!!) is just divine!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great transformation. That's a job on my list too, unfortunately, I keep painting stuff and never getting to the cleaning part! :)

Jennifer said...

That looks great! I always appreciate when my pantry is organized and I actually know where things are!

I'm going to try and remember the chalk board paint so that I can paint the outside of Brody's closet door in another year or two! I think that would be fun for him to draw on. As long as he doesn't get it confused with the walls!!

bec4 said...

It looks great--I love having an organized pantry. It's amazing how quickly it gets messy with little fingers digging through it!

JanMarie said...

I like how the chalkboard is on the inside of the pantry door. Isn't it a great feeling to organize an area of the house?
Thank you for your comment and prayers for DJ's dad:)

Sherri's Southern Style said...

Looks great Shannon! I love when everything is in it's place. If I could just teach the other half how to put things back where he found them...
:)

Bethany G. said...

Nicely done! My pantry just might be the scariest space in my home! I love the chalkboard idea for meal planning! Saves so much money!

Gail said...

Your 'before' pantry looks like my pantry 'after'- ha!

Love your chalkboard door!

Jennifer said...

It's amazing how much better a little organizing can make you feel. I love your chalkboard door. I may have to copy that idea!

HeathahLee said...

Looks really good, Shannon! Mine needs some major overhauling too!

Taryn said...

Wow- looks great! I just did mine a few weeks ago- but I have my eyes set on a closet pretty soon.

Amber said...

I'm jealous that you have a pantry! I don't and am always SO pressed for storage space in the kitchen. I've had to resort to plastic tupperware bins in the garage for my extra non-perishable and canned goods. ;)

I just love having things neat and organized. I truly wish I could take a whole week or two and do nothing but organize! There are so many areas in my house that I just can't ever seem to get to.

I spied my favorite taco seasoning in your newly organized pantry. ;) I love the Taco Bell seasoning. I think it's the best by far and when I couldn't get it in my grocery after I had moved, I would stock up when I went home to visit my parents or have my mom mail packets to me. I don't know what makes it so different, but I can hardly use any other kind now!

AndreaLeigh said...

it looks great! i'm so jealous. my pantry is a mess.

Connie said...

OH, I covet your nice deep pantry. Mine is only 12 inches deep and I can't fit my mixer in it. Do you hire out your organizational skills? I really could use some straightening in my kitchen.
Love the blackboard door. What a great idea!

MyThoughtExactly said...

LOVE your chalkboard idea and will have to try it in our next home (this one is a rental).

Your pantry looks great, now more room for chocolate! :-)

linda said...

Great job on your pantry. It always feels so nice to get things like that done. Why do we hesitate so!?

I spent the whole day cleaning my college daughter's room yesterday. Washed walls, windows, baseboards, everything. I want to make it into my own space/crafting room yet I can't bring myself to move her furniture out. I guess I'll just work around the furniture for now.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so going to have to do that to my door when I have a home!

Denise said...

i LOVE clean. and now i want to chalkboard the inside of a door! i do not love the chalkboard look for the exterior, but having it tucked away inside serves a purpose. i love it!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You inspire the socks off of me girlfriend. I will go forth and tackle a cabinet,hehe. Oh wait...after I check out that great giveaway~

Leigh said...

Looks great! I love your door.

The Graves' House said...

your organization is inspiring me. i need to do some cleaning out of my kitchen drawers. i love the chalkboard on the inside of the door...wonder if hubby would help me do that to my laundry room door?
~nicole

TCKK said...

Good job!

Cory and Cari said...

Looks good, girl! You know I love some good organization!! Maybe I will have to re-organize something soon and blog about it!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Great job with the pantry!! And the chalkboard is such a cute idea. I am going to the office supply store tonight to get a few things. I am starting to organize my craft supplies. I say starting because this project is going to take more than one night (ha-ha). How does it get so disorganized so fast. It is crazy :-)Thanks for the info on the other giveaway. I will have to check it out. Thanks,

Linda

Lana said...

Looks great! I love the chalkboard! Too cute!

Amber said...

It does look great!! You know, I cleaned mine out last week, and even took a couple pictures, but still haven't posted it. If only you knew how many amazing projects, ideas, and posts that I have done and not published, lol. What's my problem??

BUT!!! I did do an amazing post today, and I did my first Mr. Linky! I featured you in that post, so go check it out! :)

Amber
XOXOXOXO

Mandi said...

That chalkboard door is AMAZING! I am gonna have to store that away in my project file. Looks so neat and tidy now. Good job!

Chelle said...

LAAAAAAA.
You're pantry is singing to me.
Beautiful!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Shannon, it looks great! Is it crazy that I love cleaning out our pantry? I get such a sense of accomplishment...it's a quick task that gives great results. Your pantry, by the way, is GREAT! I wish mine was a bit bigger.

~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Awesome! I have to clean mine out about once a month and it always feels so good! I love your door to begin with and the chalkboard is just extra! Thanks for the great ideas! :)

Angie said...

Shannon, it looks great!! I love the chalkboard, so cute!!
Have a great week!!

Sole said...

Your pantry looks great! It's so nice when things are neatly organized...you've totally inspired me to go clean mine! I Love the chalkboard door too!!

queenbee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am totally greatful for your prayers and any advice you might have on dealing with ADHD.

Looking forward to seeing more of your organizational skills.

randi said...

you have inspired me to clean out my mess of a pantry! Thanks!

brumacd said...

I totally love your blog! You have so many wonderful ideas. I'm bummed I didnt win!! =) Maybe next time, it was an awesome prize.

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Sabrina

Andrea said...

What an awesome pantry! So organized and inspiring! Great job!

Angie said...

Looks great and I totally love that chalkboard door!

The Pink Potpourri said...

wow! your pantry looks fantasitc! i am totally doing the chalk board thing. i love it!

Tami said...

Love the chalkboard and the pantry is oh so clean.

Have a great day!

Amy said...

I love an organized kitchen! I think it makes me cook better!! :)

I echo the love for the chalkboard.

Have a wonderful day.

Kaitlyn said...

I love when things are neat! Looks great :)

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Shannon!
20 minutes? You did a great job Flash Lightening!
You go girl!
Happy terrific Tuesday! Les

At Home In Georgia said...

You go girl! I LOVE that chalkboard!

Blissful Nikki said...

ohhhhh....I love it! :) I do this about one a month! LOL It always seems to go right back where it was within a few weeks. I love your chalkboard door though, thats awesome!!

jenjen said...

It's so funny you posted this - I just cleaned out my pantry last week! It was a big job but feels so great now!!!

Love the chalkboard paint!
Jen

Twice as Nice said...

Why is it we put off jobs that really don't take much time once we get started? Your pantry looks great and it's easier to see what you have when you're trying to figure out What's for dinner? LOL

Angie Lessard said...

Very nice...I'm currently working on mine as well. Plan on posting pics on Metamorphasis Monday!

Love your blog and ideas! I'm off to build more cabinets for my pantry!

LuLu said...

I just love stopping in for a visit. your pantry looks great. and crazy for your chalkboard... :)
LuLu

Jennifer said...

Absolutely LOVING the chalkboard door on the pantry - what a perfect place for it!

Glitter and Bliss said...

What a wonderful job. Mine need a lot of attention...

Christina said...

Your chalkboard door is fantastic. Your pantry looks great too.

Ashley said...

I got busy on my pantry the last few days and I will post pictures soon, but I love yours and you must be proud of what you have done! Isn't it nice to have an organized pantry? Keep up the good work!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love the chalkboard door! You have been a busy bee!

Jen r. said...

I am amazed at how organized you are!

AndreaLeigh said...

just noticed the new profile pic - love the darker hair on you!

melissa said...

I am so sad I missed your giveaway~but your pantry looks great! It's amazing what a 20 minute organization can do! I just love your blog and your ideas!

Shaila Creekmore said...

Looks great! I just posted some pics of my pantry on my blog if you would like to take a look. Yours is designed just like mine.