Pantry Upgrade

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Surprise? If you haven’t been keeping up with me on Instagram, a lot has happened in the past year! We sold our first home and moved into a larger two story house, not too far from our old one in Sacramento. There’s been a lot of elbow grease thrown around to make this home our own, but it’s coming along nicely. If you know me, you know I had to put my personal touch on the kitchen first. I’ll share more progress photos in a future post, but for now let’s celebrate the pantry being completed!

 


Mo Pantry, Mo Problems

Intimidating much? This space is twice the size of my previous pantry and it has a glass door.. perfect for tiny fingerprints and dog drool to create abstract art every day. After taking a deep breath I simply referred back to my pantry organizing basics to tackle this project. On top of those tips I knew I had three other goals;

  1. Don’t Hoard – I think it’s easy (and normal) to see more space and just get more stuff to fill it, but I wanted to keep in mind what my family eats, how much of it, and how fast things expire.
  2. Condense OTHER Cabinets – One way to fill up the space was to bring in other “similar” kitchen items. I looked for inspiration on Pinterest and loved that others kept their spices and appliances in their pantries. Bonus points that all my appliances match! Talk about aesthetics..
  3. Set a Budget – It’s always going to be about looking nice on a budget for me. While most of the items were from my previous pantry (see shoppable links here),  I did add a spice shelf and lazy Susan from WalMart and my overhead bins are from Target.

 


 

FAQs

Where is your sign from?

Hobby Lobby! Click here and don’t forget to slip the 40% coupon on their site that you can also use in store

What are in the top bins?

All the unpretty things! If you’re a Costco/bulk shopper, you know you need some storage space and those bins hide the extra items perfectly.

How many times do you have to clean the glass door?

I don’t, I match the fingerprints to the child and THAT child cleans the door.

 


I always say “I love how this project came out,” but honestly I do. I can’t help it, organization makes this mama happy and feeling like there’s a little control in this chaotic house. Want to see more projects? Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and watch my stories!