An Organized Pantry

March 13, 2007

pantry_before_1-07My pantry is pretty small.  Tiny, even.  And I don’t have a lot of other storage so I try and jam a lot into it.  And as you can see, it gets pretty messy.  I probably don’t have to tell you that finding things in here is quite a challenge.  I’ve tried to organize this space before, but I’m limited because of it’s size.  One of my first attempts was adding the shelving on the door.  It helped, but didn’t solve the problem. 

I’m always keeping my eyes open, looking for inspiration on what to do with this space.  A recent article in Real Simple, set off a lightbulb and I had hope.

kitchen-pantry-complete-2 I’m very pleased with how it turned out.  The drawers are a great tool and really fit a lot.  I have more space for my cereal which ended up creating room in my cabinets.  It really is amazing how much more you can fit in a small space when it’s well organized.  I even have room for my food processer freeing up space in a different cabinet!  I also utilized the floor space for some infrequently used small applicances, freeing up valuable space in yet another cabinet.  (I had a really hard time finding a storage container that would fit and still be large enough to be useful.)  There’s still work to be done in the kitchen, but this is a good first step.


8:23 am / permalink / 0 Comments

No comments yet. Be the first.

Leave a reply


About Me

Welcome to my spot on the web where I talk about needlework, crafts, and [many] other random things.

A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

You can email me at mlynapier [at] pobox [dot] com. Thank you for stopping by!

My Etsy Shop

A place for me to sell my handmade goods. My style? It's fun and funky with a hint of romance.

My Photos


Techie Stuff