Here are 6 Steps to Organizing A Pantry Closet From the Door to the Floor
Oh, my jumbled up mess of a pantry! I hate digging to find what I need and then the cascade when it tumbles out! My pantry is small and it is home to many different types of things. This isn’t a cute, Pinterest worthy pantry. But, it works for me! I want to share with you my –
6 Simple Steps to clear the clutter.
Step One: Admit that you have a problem. Then, empty the shelves. I stacked EVERYTHING on my island
There was food stuff and styrofoam and aprons and even a doggie diaper on those first 2 shelves.
There were chemicals and potatoes (a no-no!) and vacuum belts and cat shampoo and counter top appliances and even a paint stir stick and hidden were some VERY old potatoes! Yuck!!!
On the floor were more cleaning chemicals and paper bags and puppy pads and cups and an insulated bag and a sack of vintage TREASURES that I had forgotten all about.
Mail and dye and jacks (choking hazard) and tissue and 4 butterfly mop refills (don’t have that kind of mop anymore)and cat brushes.
Step Two: Sort your stash. Group food items. Group chemicals. Group non-food items. Group disposable cups, plates, utensils and napkins.
Step Three: Purge!!! Check expiration dates.
Get rid of items no longer needed. Our dog, Clyde died last year. Donate excess items.
Step Four: Clean the shelves and the floor.
I just happened to have 2 boxes of Swiffer wipes.
Note – shelves and floor do not have to be cat approved but it never hurts to be on the safe side.
Step Five: Arrange the shelves.
My shelves are adjustable. I also added wire racks.
Step Six: Restock the shelves.
Food stuff on top shelves. Non-food stuff on lower shelves. Chemicals on the floor or in a different location altogether. I put mine in a different location.
So much better! No cascading stacks. No bad potatoes. No expired food. No chemicals in this closet.
One closet down and a lot more to go!!!
And I know you were probably wondering about the TREASURE sack.
Look what all was in that bag. How exciting. What a great reward at the end of a not-so-fun task!
Love the vintage treasures! The salt shakers were cleaned up and added to the collection in a silver dish. I can’t wait to show you what I did with that!
I am so glad you stopped by, even though that closet was such a mess.
I want to challenge you to find those little spaces that you can de-clutter and re-arrange. Small steps add up.
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’til next time, Nathalie