Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pantry DONE!!

This is going to be a quick one - my computer is dying a slow & painful death, and just shuts off randomly when I'm in the middle of something.  It took me over an hour & a half to get that last pantry post published, and I just don't have the patience for that tonight!!  BUT - I got the pantry doors done, so I can officially say that my Pantry has been Lightened as well!!

Before on the doors:

This is the side with spices - notice the 4th bin down - those are the smaller spice containers stacked on top of each other.  Yep - that's super fun to rummage through when looking for nutmeg!!  A couple of important facts to know about this side:
  1. Now-a-days, spices have expiration dates on them (usually on the bottom or in SUPER small print on the label
  2. Spices without dates are probably too old to really be any good.
  3. I used to live in Atlanta
  4. When in Atlanta, I shopped at Publix grocery store
  5. I moved to Central Texas in 2005
  6. I found MANY spices that were Publix brand....
Do that math - over 6 years old!  YUM!  I'm sure they were adding a lot of flavor to my cooking....ha ha....Consequently many spices were purged and the containers recycled.  Now I just have to remember to really check the spices before I go to the grocery store!   Here's that side now - and yes, the spices are in alphabetical order cuz I'm just that dorky (except the top shelf which are my Paula Deen spices that I LOVE - they get their own shelf!)
On the left are vinegars & cooking wines, jelly, honey and teas. 
I had WAY too much tea.  So I pared down to my favorite flavors and got rid of the rest.  And, once again, Publix brand vinegars & cooking wines went down the sink & bottles in to the recycling.  I also left that bottom shelf empty (it's not in the after picture) because The Wreaker pulled those koozies out ALL THE TIME and spread them all over the floor - now they are JUST out of her reach....for the moment....
So one more area lightened and organized in my home!  Next up is the linen closet upstairs....that's gonna be a doozy....because it's shaped like a TRIANGLE!!!  I'm not'll have to come back and check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Please come make me do this---PLEASE. I hate organizing. It really is amazing what a difference it makes. Sorry to hear about your computer, what a pain.

    Cha Cha