I've been on a bit of a craze for fall cleaning. After this weekend one of the busiest times of the year starts and I know I won't have the time I need to get the house under control.
I started with the kids' closet and drawers. I've managed to get all the warm and cold weather and outgrown clothes switched out and dropped off the donations.
I then figured the pantry was the next undertaking. It was a disaster to say the least. We do a lot of baking over the holidays and I want to make sure it is easy to use and well stocked.
I'm embarrassed to say this was the before shot. Everything is just thrown in there. I found 5 boxes of baking soda, seriously.
I use bins for bulk baking items. I washed them all out and made a list of what needed restocking.
Lazy Susans help keep condiments easy to find without having to move a bunch of bottles around.
I have baskets on the floor of the pantry that hold food storage supplies. A second basket holds plastic utensils, paper plates, cups, napkins, paper bags, etc.
That feels better, it's not perfect, but I can see everything now. I made a list of baking supplies that needed restocking and now I think we can kick off our holiday baking season.
Now I'm off to deal with the spice cabinets. Wish me luck, they are scary, Halloween scary!