I mean, how cool is this! You guys, organizing my pantry has been life changing!! And those Swiss crosses, SO fun,
You may know me from over @thecronehome. We recently finished up our fixer upper and moved in! And things are slowly coming together. The pantry was one of the things at the top of the to-do list. I knew because of the size, it would become a mess If I didn’t get on top of it. Well, 6 months later, it’s done! And yeah.. it did become a mess before I finally did it.
Yikes. This is embarrassing, but it makes the afters so satisfying!
I started by listing categories. This helped me know about how many bins and baskets to buy. So things like; baking, chips, paper products. I measured everything, and took off to Ikea. They have the best, budget friendly bins and baskets in my opinion. I picked up some turn tables for canned food, and oils and vinegars. And those wire baskets for produce.
I’m still in the process of labeling. We came home from camping a couple weeks ago, and some of things we have right now, aren’t my regular groceries, (anybody else bring alll the junk food camping??) So as those things filter out, I’ll know better what goes in those baskets. I got a dymo embossing label maker on amazon, for $10! I want to label everything!! I think i’ll use it on my Christmas gift tags. Such a fun touch, and this will really help us put things back where they belong, long term!
And check out what I did with it in my spice drawer..
The Swiss crosses! My mom made me the stencil on the circuit, I picked up a stencil brush and some craft paint, and honestly, I winged it from there. I was not going for perfection, It’s just the pantry so we’re the only ones that see it. So I followed a pattern the best I could, and I love how it turned out!! This was really easy, it just takes time. The stenciling took about 3 hours. I’d recommend doing it to anybody. Also, so inexpensive!!
I don’t love to cook, and this has made it much more enjoyable! I don’t mind making our lunches, its easier to make a grocery list. Life changing! Such good timing too, before the holidays where there’s lots of cooking and baking!
I hope this inspires you to tackle the project you’ve been waiting to do! It can be a lot of work but the end results are worth it!
Thanks for reading friends,