Pantry organization

Yesterday, my baby girl turned ONE! Thanks to covid, and staying home, she’s seen approximately 10 humans, two dogs, some duckies, and a cat. Even though she didn’t really register what she was looking at and was more distracted by other kids, it was so much fun to be out as a family and watch her little expressions as she took in the new scenery.

Recently, I’ve been working on tidying up/spring cleaning/home organization. I’d love to reorganize my closet this Spring – and by reorganize I mean, re-arrange my shelving, add some fun wallpaper, and switch out my fall clothes to my spring/summer clothes. Ugh, I’m not ready for this project! Instead, I started with our pantry. When we moved in, we actually didn’t have a pantry. My parents renovated their entire kitchen – changed the layout, expanded their island, switched their cabinets, floors, backspash, etc. They gave their old pantry cabinets to us and the cabinets miraculously fit in our kitchen! I painted them to match our cabinets and they have given us so much more room! I’ve been annoyed with all of the packaging taking up space in our pantry. No matter how many times I’ve re-arranged our pantry, there’s someone in this house who can’t return the bag the way they found it 🙂

I ordered these air tight containers that came in a 12 pack to help with organization. I also had some dissolvable food labels to write the product and expiration date on the containers. I thought the I only had a few plastic bags but as I started pulling them from the pantry, they were never ending! I didn’t have a problem filling the 12 pack containers and I probably need more, eventually, but for now, it’s a start! The containers are stackable and have created a lot more space. It’s also easier for said person in this house to take out a container and return it how it was found 🙂

This weekend, the birthday celebrations continue! We’ll have one day with my parents and one day with my in-laws. I’m looking forward to sharing her party, and, naturally, our outfits 🙂