The organizing bug finally hit 2 weeks ago. After a trip to Costco, buying a few things we needed in bulk, I had the urge to reorganize our pantry. I knew it wouldn’t be done in a day and I was ok with that. I actually wanted to take my time, get rid of things we didn’t use or that was out of date and really see how I wanted everything to be put back in. I ordered quite a few things from Amazon and last Sunday when I came across the Brightroom brand on Target’s website, I made a trip over and purchased items to store things like chips, peanut butter etc. in our pantry. Am I glad I went because the things I ordered from Amazon definitely were not enough to get the job done. (I am linking everything below each picture and I decided to leave the brightroom stickers on for now so you can see exactly which items are which.) Keep in mind that I cook at least 6 sometimes 7 nights a week so I like to keep things stocked that we use all the time. It may not be Pinterest pretty but it works for us.
If you missed it, this is what our pantry looked like before.
Now she is bright and clean and functioning. I don’t walk in anymore and get overwhelmed by not being able to find something. The little guy has his snacks he can reach for, my husband has his bin of peanuts at the top and I have things where I can visually see them to know how much we have left of something. I intentionally went with clear for everything that I bought to be able to see everything.
One of my favorite organizational items that I purchased are these canned good holders.
Comparison review: If you look closely, I purchased the brightroom stackable bin with the front opening for our chips. If you scroll down and look at the bins our plastic cups and napkins are in, those are from Amazon. They are essentially the same bin but I will say I prefer the brightroom bins over the Amazon ones. They both stack but the Target one’s are more sturdy with stacking and fit together nicely. The Amazon ones have hooks on the sides where they stack and don’t fit together as cohesively. The Target ones also pull out more smooth than the Amazon ones.
Here I organized our plastic goods, napkins, medicine, kitchen items like extra foil, crockpot bags, plastic grocery bags and paper towels, toilet paper. I wish I would have taken a before picture of this area because it was a disaster!
If you are in the mood to reorganize your pantry, my takeaway is to take everything out, sort it by types of food, plastic items, canned goods etc. Put items back into bins that are in the same families – chips, snacks etc. Really take your time putting things back in your pantry. I put things I use the most at eye level and made sure they were reachable.
Oh lastly, I purchased this new trash bin and love it!
I hope that was helpful!
Enjoy your Tuesday and hope the sun is shining where you are!