Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pantry Renovation Part 1

Time and time again, I have cleaned out my pantry only to find it a complete mess within a couple of weeks.  I just cannot keep it organized.  Although, it does not help that I have three sets of little hands constantly digging, climbing, spilling, and rearranging it.  I say climbing because I have literally caught them climbing on the shelves to get candy that I hid on the top shelf.  When they want to work together they are an unstoppable team (and sneaky, like ninjas)! Not only do I want to clean out and reorganize, I also want to restock the essentials.  I cook every day.  Yes, I said every day.  We are on a tight budget, therefore, eating out (even fast food) is really not an option.  I also love to bake.  It is in my genes (and in my blue jeans when I don't exercise). :)  All of the women in my family relieve stress through baking.  Plus, it has become a deeply loved hobby of mine.  I love making recipes that I know have been made by my mom, grandmother, great grandmother, and cousins. This is going to take a couple of posts.  I am determined to do this reno for under $20.  I think it will be challenging but do-able. This is my pantry in it's current state....
I am not ashamed.  The first step is admitting my problem, right? :)
front view
floor view 
As you can see, the kids moved the step stool into for easier access.  Is that part of a pool noodle on the floor??? Doesn't everyone have one in their pantry?
You can see all of the Easter candy and Peeps!

My baking shelf.  What a mess!

I have a lot of cookbooks.  I really only use two or three of them.  I think some of these will be going in the garage sale.

I recently found a great pantry supply list on The Pioneer Woman website.  It has a printable version, as well.  A lot of the items I already have but this is the most thorough list I have found.  Click below to see the blog and list.

Well, I will let you know how it goes.


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