Spring Cleaning Challenge: Pantry #1 (Main Pantry)

7:25:00 PM



The pantry I’ve been calling pantry #1 is my primary food pantry. It’s difficult to manage sometimes because we are constantly moving food in and out on a daily basis. My goals for this area are fairly simple:

Goals:
  • Purge all expired food items
  • Wipe down all surfaces (shelves, walls, etc)
  • Organize the remaining items in the pantry
  • Have no items on the floor of the pantry
  • Figure out a way to hang up/store the pizza peel
  • Sweep the floor
Here's where I started:



Here’s what I’ve accomplished:

  • Purge all expired food items

I am ashamed to say that there was a decent amount of that. I am going to do better about that…I can safely say that a lot of the stuff I purged dated back to my early days of stockpiling. I didn’t realize that it wasn’t necessary to buy quite so much stuff—it will go back on sale in just a few weeks!
  • Wipe down all surfaces (shelves, walls, etc)

I wiped down those darned wire shelves as best as I could. I’m dreaming of replacing those with some solid wood shelves. Someday, maybe…
  • Organize the remaining items in the pantry

Here’s the breakdown of the shelf-by shelf organization:


  • Have no items on the floor of the pantry

It’s done. Except for the pizza peel…
  • Figure out a way to hang up/store the pizza peel

Um, need my husband’s help on that, and since I asked him to move the washer and dryer, I will wait on this one
  • Sweep the floor

This floor was so yuck. I couldn’t clean it because of the stuff on the floor. I can’t believe that I put food (even in containers) on that floor! Talk about motivation to keep the floor cleared.

Here is the final result. I know it’s not a huge difference between before and after, but I’m happy!




Unfortunately, my neck has kept me from finishing up the kitchen by the Spring Cleaning Challenge deadline. But I'm determinted

 

Sometimes I link up at the following places: Friday Food at MomTrends, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Hooking up with House of Hepworths, The Finer Things and I Dream of Clean’s Spring Cleaning Challenge, The King's Court IV's What's Cooking Wednesdays and Organizing Junkie's Menu Planning Monday.

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2 comments

  1. Wow! You did a great job!!

    :)
    Lisa

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  2. I so need you to come to my house, I think I have items in my pantry from when I moved in back in 2006!

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