Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Pantry Clean Out

This nifty old cube ziggerat has come down in the world. It used to be dignified with long playing records inside its mod red, white, and blue cubbies. Now, it merely holds more shelves, flour, sugar, canned goods and a whole lot of junk. Welcome to my basement "pantry."

I stared at this monstrosity for a long time. I decided to remove the cooking and baking items I use infrequently. I was able to do that because the stars and heaven aligned and my daughter cleaned her stuff out from these two huge storage bins during Christmas break.

We also just purchased the black shelving unit at Home Despot on sale. (Hubs went back and picked up two more for the garage. Hooray!)

(Please ignore my "typo")
Tonight was garbage night, so these cake mixes from, ahem, 2010 are gone.

But who knows when I'll get this stuff to the food bank.

I managed to sneak in another lazy susan. I love these things.


And so, here we are, another kitchen project complete. Hooray! I've been itching to get to this one for a while. Pantries are just one of those things, I think, which will always need periodic puges and re-organizing. It's one of those Universal Truths like five year olds will tell knock-knock jokes and teen girls will occasionally over react to remarks they never used to notice. That's life. It's just the way it is.

Defrosting the upright freezer is next on my list. I may wait on this until the first weekend in February--the one before I do the Big Shop--there will be fewer items in it then. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with suitably freezing temperatures.

Linking to the William Morris Project at Pancakes and French Fries.


Melissa said...

You're right--the pantry is one of those periodic jobs. Once you have a bit of a system, though, later purges seem to go more quickly! All those cubbies are great!

Alana in Canada said...

Thanks, Melissa.

Milliscent Morgan said...

Wow lots of things seems like a trash better to have pantry doors that has divider on the backpart of it so you could be able to put jars and can good there.

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