It's no secret that I love being organized. LOVE it. The first time I ever walked in to a Container Store, I went from 6 to 12 REAL quick.
I should clarify that while I love being organized, NOT being organized doesn't keep me up at night. I do my best, and if stuff is out of place, I can still rest easy. I enjoy my sheets being nicely folded and in the linen closet, but I also can go about my day after I've shoved them in to a corner shelf.
Until this rental, I've never had an actual pantry, so our food has always shared shelf space with towels, cleaning supplies, etc. Moving in to this house, I was so excited to get an honest to god pantry. And because I love it so, I like to keep it pretty and tidy. Keeping food supplies tidy also helps me know what I have on hand so that I can keep my weekly grocery bills wicked low. Ever wonder how I keep my weekly trip to $50 or lower for mostly organic and local food? Cause I know what I have in my cupboard!
Want a tour? Shall we?
Homecanned stuff, and large items live on shelves in the garage.
This shelf holds my flour mill, store-bought canned goods, bacon press, onions, garlic, Ziplocs, and my hootch aka homemade vanilla brewing station.
Because I keep everything in glass jars with screw on lids, I like to be able to view the item without having to rearrange jars to see what is in the back of the shelf. My sarcastic labels were dreamed up during a very, very, very, very slow Friday afternoon at work. Labels are Avery 5294, available online (I bought mine on Amazon) or at any office supply store.
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I've shared this over at Simple Lives Thursday, Frugal Fridays, Fight Back Fridays, Monday Mania, Frugal Tip Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Real Food Wednesdays, and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.