And didn't spend any money.
You can look in magazines and blogs and pinterest (oooh pinterest) and find incredible, gorgeous pantry spaces. Pantry makeovers. Gorgeous, drool-worthy paint jobs on the inside, full of matching glass containers and baskets and cute chalkboard labels.
This pantry has none of that.
This is the pantry re-do for the cheapskate/tightwad/broke/whateveryouwanttocallit.
So if you don't have a dollar to spend but want to tidy up the pantry, this is for you!
Here is what we were dealing with before.
First, taking everything out. Look at that MESS on the counter!
I threw out the old stuff, the stale boxes of cereal, and all that jazz.
Then I organized like items. These blue rectangle boxes I already had. Mom had bought them for me on clearance a few years ago.
- Canned goods (2 boxes)
- Snacks (Goldfish crackers, popcorn, granola bars)
- Bags and Foils
- Baking (candy molds, icing, baking mix pouches, sprinkles)
I brought in this basket from another room since it was the perfect size to hold my mix pouches.
The white lid containers behind it hold
- powdered sugar
- regular sugar
The small glass jar I had leftover from my little guy's first birthday party. I tossed the stale candy that was inside and discovered it was the perfect size for those little Crystal Light drink mixes for bottled water.
Cereal boxes (that survived the great purge) went on the top shelf, along with oats and a few misc boxes (you can see a rice mix and instant potatoes up there).
And the great, zero cost, after:
Sharing the transformation at these linky parties: Organizing With Sandy, Crafts Keep Me Sane, Keeping The Home, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Serenity Now, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Thrifty Thursday, Organizing Made Fun