After organizing my new car, I was on a roll. I’ve been noticing the little areas of clutter around my house that I usually ignore and brainstorming ways to organize them and make them function better for me. One area that I’ve been targeting for quite a while? My pantry. Luckily, California Almonds gave me the sustained energy to power “Operation Pantry Declutter”! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Almonds.
My pantry was pretty bad. I guess it wasn’t the worst pantry I’d ever seen, but it was enough to annoy me every time I opened the door…which was several times a day.
I didn’t want to spend a lot on organizing the pantry, so with shelf measurements in hand, I headed to my new favorite place: the dollar store. Here’s what I picked up…
A variety of blue baskets in different sizes, plus a couple of stackable wooden bins from another store that I thought I could use to organize heavier items like cans.
When I get a wild hair to do something I won’t stop until it’s done. Just ask my mom. That’s how I’ve always been. For this project, that meant I was so excited to get started that I left the house without eating breakfast. When I got home from shopping, I was FAMISHED.
This is where almonds come in. I need to keep easy, quick snacks around that will fill me up and give me the energy to get through whatever project I’m working on at the time. Almonds are great because they contain protein and fiber plus “good fats” to fill me up until my next full meal. Plus, they’re portable!
I had a quick snack of almonds before finishing up my organizing quest. Perfect! No need to stop for too long.
And now, let me reveal the results of organizing the pantry.
Organizing the pantry was a major success. I corralled like items into blue bins:
- Top shelf: canned items & sauces/oils
- 2nd shelf: baking ingredients and dried goods (like pasta and oats)
- 3rd shelf: snacks (this is where the almonds go!) and soup stuff
- Bottom shelf: workout supplements & cat stuff
SUCH a relief. Thanks to California Almonds for the opportunity to finally power through this project! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Almonds.
By the way, did you know that there’s no almond emoji? I was surprised too. (I mean, we have an acorn and a dumpling but no almonds?) If you believe in the almond emoji click here to sign the petition to help create one!
Are you in an organizing mood this January? Tell me what you’re organizing next!