Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Organized Pantry reduces stress!! lol

BEFORE



Last week I posted about "stocking up" food. My pantry went thru a complete overhaul this last week... Here are my before and after pictures haha. Notice the colored buckets at the bottom. Those are paint buckets I bought at Walmart for under 4 dollars a piece. They come with sealed lids. In three of the smaller buckets I was able to fit 25 lbs of sugar, 25 lbs of rice, 25 lbs of brown sugar, and the slightly larger bucket I fit I think closer to 30 plus lbs of flour. However, I need an additional bucket for my flour considering I bought a 50lb bag of flour hahah. I feel pretty good with having "extra" food staples on hand, and a ORGANIZED pantry!!!

AFTER


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4 comments:

Mom2fur said...

It looks great! Wow, the paint buckets are a wonderful idea. I'll have to get myself one to store the big, gigantic bag of flour I just bought.

Marlina said...

Your pantry looks great! It's encouraging to me to see what you've done. I'm working on my kitchen right now, I need more storage!! I'd love a pantry like yours!
I have found a goldmine however, this week. I went to a Fred Meyer's (grocery chain here in the NW) and went to the bakery section, and I got 4 gallon buckets with lids for .50 each!! I was so stoked! (I bought 10 of them and labeled them with my scrapbooking alphabet stickers! Well, my girls did the stickers actually!) So now I have storage for my flour, sugar, rice, etc...

Thanks for sharing what you are doing with us!

Marlo said...

I would have never thought to use paint buckets. Brilliant!

And I'm trying not to have pantry envy over all that space you have. What a blessing!

Tara said...

Hey Marlina.. what a great deal .50 cents for the buckets??? grrr I paid 3 something lol I thought I was getting a bargain !!! :)
I am so happy with the storage and having the extra staples.. just sends a little relief my way.. I bake once a week for my husband.. he likes to take things to work.. so I do love to have all the extra flour and sugar.. :)

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