Soon I will be posting a video on my recent stocking up of the pantry. I found a new WinCo near us and the love has returned for this store due to it’s amazing bulk section and fantastic prices. It will also help me with a new goal of reducing our waste and plastic use. Everything I purchased was can, bulk, or cardboard. I was able to use paper bags and cardboard at check out and was informed I could use my bags there. Yeehaw!
Let me show you the before and afters of the pantry and kitchen. My neighbor, who had her own catering business for years, would often stand in my kitchen and stare at the mess. I could see her organizing wheels and ask for help. I felt stumped and unmotivated as to what to do with my mess of a kitchen. She was eager, thankfully.
With suggestions from her, Bali and I moved fridge and shelving around the night before and the next day the boys were in their co-op classes, my friend arrived with her apron and we went to work. The day after that I traveled in the smoke (not realizing how bad it would be) and stocked up on canned goods and bulk grains. 3 days and a night later I am done for the most part. Today I need to organize and finish straightening up.
Here is the pantry and all my buckets of dried goods is stored behind the fridge. It was hell to find things.
This still needs straightening and organizing but I can see everything and access my buckets.
My kitchen feels open and tidy now. I will tackle the main pantry today and take more photos.
I think I’ll do a montage of the house before and after for a video. I have cleared out so much stuff and redone the whole house at little cost. It just took an enormous purge, some painting, and a few items of Craigslist. Stay tuned! I’ll post a video Monday.