So this week I've gone after a couple projects as a woman on a mission. One was to clean the pantry out. The other was to organize the bins of children's kids clothing (more on this later).
The pantry project was instigated by the book club accountability. On a recent Thursday morning I took everything out of my pantry, dusted, cleaned and replaced. The honest words of G-Tot summed it up: "Mommy, there's a lot of dirt in there!" Yup, there was. It was almost like it hadn't been completely cleaned out since we moved in or something. Ahem. I was concerned that there was going to be a lot of food that was going to have to be thrown out, but there wasn't. And I was pleasantly pleased that there weren't too many surprises in my pantry either.
Organizing my spices was another project I tackled the same morning. I had spices residing in two different locations in the kitchen and never really knew what was where. So I sorted, combined and consolidated. They still live in two different places, but I know what lives where. Large bottles and bulk spices to refill smaller containers in the pantry and all the "normal" size spice containers are in the drawer. It's a much better arrangement.
Here are some before and after shots of the pantry and spice drawer.