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I have been planning on doing a pantry overhaul for about a month or more. After having a baby and having various people in the house, the pantry was no longer up to my organizational standard (ahem.) The 30-Day Clean House Challenge I have been participating in was just the motivation I needed to get going on my dream pantry.
It all started with this contact paper from The Macbeth Collection. I found it at Marshall’s a couple of months back and snapped it up because it was on clearance – $4.00 for two rolls (30 sq. ft.)! I got a little over halfway through the pantry when I ran out – AHH! I went back to scour the shelves, to no avail. But I was pleased to find the exact same liner at Amazon (and it was on sale, too).
Then I started to think about canisters. I love the look of having most items in a pantry in canisters that match. I realize this is completely impractical, so I compromised and only put certain items in the canisters I found. By the way, I got those for a steal at Home Goods for just under $35.00 – for all 8!
I still need to print out some labels for the canisters (a baby sleeping in the same room as the printer prevents this from happening) – I am thinking of using these from love, pomegranate house:
As I was strolling through Target last week, I found the small grey containers in the door organizer and picked up all they had (4, I still need 5 more). They were in the dollar spot at the front of the store. They work perfectly for corralling our abundant supply of beverage paraphernalia. If you look closely, it is likely that 40% of what is in our pantry could be consumed by drinking.
I shopped the house a little bit and found the big basket at the bottom of the pantry and re-purposed it for snacks. I also took the blue canisters (on the top shelf) off of the kitchen counter top to free up a little bit more counter space. They are more for decoration at this point, because they are empty.
I am in love with the results:
I am also in love with the price. All told, this pantry makeover was less than $50!