31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #23: Kitchen Pantry {One Shelf} | Organizing Made Fun: 31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #23: Kitchen Pantry {One Shelf}

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

31 Days of Spontaneous Organizing - Day #23: Kitchen Pantry {One Shelf}

Today is Day #23 of 31 days of spontaneous organizing! Your mini-challenge for today is a shelf in your kitchen pantry. If you have a large pantry, like I do, two shelves would be best. 

Here are a couple of ideas and tips for when you organize your kitchen pantry. Don't do the whole thing today -- just one or two shelves because you don't want to spend more than 15 minutes. Take things off the one or two shelves you are going to organize. Check for expired food or food you don't think you'll want - donate the canned food that you can to a local organization that feeds hungry. Wipe down shelves. 

Group items together - making zones. Here is a "sneak peek" of my pantry I've been doing lately {I will post a full version next month}. You can do something similar by using cardboard boxes and covering in pretty paper. Having a container to organize smaller things helps a lot. 

Organizing Made Fun

I used my girlfriend's pantry, above, for an example of how to get started with organizing - go HERE to see more specifics on that. We used containers to organize her pantry that she already had around her house. We didn't spend a dime.

If you can use clear jars - if you have some large spaghetti sauce-type jars or mason jars laying around - use clear containers whenever you can. They really DO help you to have more space. I've had many ask about not having the box and directions to make. For my pasta, I just label and put how long it needs to cook, as you can see above. If it's more specific directions, I'll cut those out and place under the lid of the clear jar and it works fine. All the boxes take up a lot more space. 

More helpful posts for your kitchen pantry: 

OMF to the Rescue: Help for a troubled pantry

How I Organize my Kitchen: The Pantry
How I Organize my Overflow Pantry
Organized Reader: Pantry Overhaul
Organized Reader: Super Cute Pantry

11 Ways to Have and Organized Kitchen

Now get to it! Get under that kitchen pantry shelf {or two} organized! Remember to:

A. Follow me on Pinterest {HERE} and/or
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C. Load your photo on either Pinterest or Instagram and TAG me {BeckyB_OMF or OrganizeMadeFun go HERE to learn how to tag on Pinterest} and use hashtag #SpontaneousOrganizing--If you upload to Pinterest, please either leave the URL link here in the comments for me to visit OR let me know your Pinterest "@" name and I'll follow your board to see it. 
D. Before and after pictures ARE preferred but not necessary - cause sometimes you start and are so excited you forget to take a "before" picture, right?

**Update: There is trouble with tagging me on Pinterest {because it doesn't notify me}, so instead please do the URL copy and post in the comments and I'll be sure to go and look at it. Thank you for understanding**

Feel free to leave a comment if you're doing today's challenge! Can't wait to hear how things are going and see some of your pictures!

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