One day you wake up, and the parts of your home that nobody else sees are all of a sudden, a catch all.
This was our pantry. We are lucky enough to have a walk in pantry. That’s also to our demise LOL we end up putting EVERYTHING in there.
When we knew the house was going to be put on the market and we decided we are not only going to downsize but simplify, I needed to clean this pantry out.
I started by gutting it. Everything must go out into the kitchen. Putting it into categories at the same time would have helped in the final job. I wish I would have taken a photo of this 😳
Then I wiped all shelves down, touch up paint if needed (here you could also add a lovely wallpaper or paint the walls for an added bonus). And then swept and mopped. All is fresh and new.
A new rug from TJMAXX makes the room cozy and grounds the area. This one is reversible, which I love!
Then I went shopping for my organization jars and baskets.
Here are the stores and items I found (or similar)
When I got it all done I realized I hadn’t organized it very well. I rearranged again and now we are good to go! This really helps us to see exactly what we have and don’t. Makes it easier to create the shopping list and I no longer get anxiety when I go in there 😂
One thing to point out is I arranged it by sections that matter to our family, but for staging purposes, also I arranged it by what was pleasing to the eye when you first walked in. What.you can’t see in these photos are the paper plates, the crock pot and etc on the back wall of shelving.