This holiday season we made a lot of changes to our kitchen and among those changes was the pantry. You may have noticed in my post about the kitchen that the pantry was looking a little, well, disheveled and inefficient.
Will and I have been trying to come up with a plan of adding more storage without having to nail a shelf up to the wall and we came up with looking for a bookcase that would fit in the space. Welp, we found just that! Hello book case!
After a good cleaning we took a step back to see if they were a good fit together. What do you think?
Not bad, eh? The bookcase is about half as deep as the shelves but it all works.
The bottom is a lot of back-up-type stuff like sugar, rice, salt, and oil. We also keep our pasta and our plastic bags down there too.
The Middle is where I have all of my baking stuff and jars of lentils, orzo, cous cous, etc.
Up top I put jars and cans and condiment/snack stuff. I feel like, typically these things should all go in the middle but I bake more than cook so I feel a bit justified in the arrangement I have now; though it’s subject to change. Depending on my mood. Oh, and on the upper-most shelf I put our first-aid kit, our candles, and our Christmas stuff: the stuff we don’t need very often at all.
Oh, and remember when I was trying to figure out labels for my jars? Well, I figured that I liked the typewriter labels so much more than the chalkboard ones that I decided to try it out. Ta daaa!
It’s much cleaner don’t you think? And the pantry too. Here’s a before…
… and now the after.
Such an upgrade!