Now that I have joined the rest of blogland on Pinterest (love!), I’ve found myself looking at lots of beautifully organized pantries and closets.
the famous shot from House of Smiths
Whatever Canadian has this pantry above is a lucky duck! Or, a lucky Canuck should I say. Har.
I got to a breaking point this week with our pantry, so I grabbed my stack of Bed Bath and Beyond coupons and
marched shuffled my arse to the organization aisle. Have you ever seen the Oxo Pop Containers? Organization xanadu, friends. Secure, airtight, clear and stackable… we have a winner. You just push the button on top to open and close the container. When you push it closed, that makes the airtight seal. Perfect for keeping your ingredients freshie-fresh. We have a couple of these handy jobbers around for a few dry ingredients already, so they were a must have for further pantry tidying.
Behold, the OXO Pop Container:
Let me warn you, these things are addicting. I bought a set and then went back several hours later to buy a few more. There is something I really enjoy about the concept of the clear container. For me, seeing the ingredients makes them look more appetizing. We have some of the stainless canisters for flour, sugar and the like… you’ve probably seen them around here and there… and they are okay. But seeing an ingredient like brown sugar, pistachios, elbow macaroni or a pile or walnuts in a clear container makes it look so much purdier!
So, I suck and I don’t have a before picture of the pantry. I think I always get too excited to start on projects so I forget to snap before pictures. I’ll try to be better about that. Let me just tell you, the pantry was a mess of plastic bags and cardboard boxes full of all sorts of stuff – almonds, dry pasta, chips, cereal, you name it.
But now look how pretty!
Not bad, eh?
This pantry has a second side that houses all of our spices, oil, vinegars, and some other random stuff. I haven’t even touched that side yet. One step at a time, my people.