We didn't really get to declutter/pitch anything before we moved due to me having three kids and Dave working on the house non-stop. So needless to say when we moved everything just got put somewhere and the next two pictures give you a little insight on what our pantry has looked like for the past 5 months. I was off a couple weeks at Christmas and had a couple things on my "to do" list and the pantry organization was one of those things. Here are the BEFOR pictures. Note the bottom part where if you don't know what to do with it then just throw it in the bottom of the pantry. Nothing was really out of date as I had gone through that a few months ago after I went through my Grandma's cubboards and pitched items that were well over 5 years old so that being said I thought I should do as I preach and come home and do it to my own house.
Here's a close up of my labels. I LOVE having my baking supplies in a basket that I can just pull out and bring to the counter. We have a little overflow to the left and right, but those are things that we don't use all that often, liquor is to the left and crackers, bread crumbs, etc are to the right.
I didn't get new containers for everthing, but I am thinking about it!! I love things to match, but for now this is what they were in and at least they are labeled. We have our own cake pop container. Ava got one for Christmas and her Daddy and her spent until 3:00 in the afternoon making cake pops. Let's just say that the kitchen was a disaster. The other two are for icing and sprinkles....maybe I should downsize the amount we have, but at least I will have what I need when I go to use it. We have a TON of cookie cutters that I've collected over the years.
I didn't think I had one, but found one on my phone of where the coffee pot is. It works out nicely and Dave's mess stays in the pantry. I'm thinking about moving the snack box a little higher, but for now it is good. Bad thing is that Kale can reach all the snacks without my help!
Here is a picture (out of order) that was taken before I got "label happy". I LOVE anything with a label and that is my goal to get my entire house organized and labeled. Dave just rolls his eyes and lets me go! The shelf on the left has the coffee pot. I guess I didn't take a picture of that, but we put outlets for both the coffee pot and the microwave so we don't have that on the counter either. Can you tell that I like to keep my counters clutter free! Up next is my bedroom cabinet and closet.