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PANTRY ORGANIZATION // TONS OF TIPS // My Intentional Life

PANTRY ORGANIZATION // TONS OF TIPS // My Intentional Life
do you guys have a hard time organizing your

pantry

keeping it under control keeping it managed and not feeling like you are just absolutely throwing things into a dungeon do you have a hard time figuring out the layout or the setup or the breathing pattern that you need to have to make that space work for you if you do come along with me and I will show you how I organized mine to make it work for me not the other way my

pantry

is right off of the garage this is the garage door

pantry

and then kitchen is right here so I really like the fact that it's not necessarily in my kitchen per se but it's close enough to get the things that I need from it and not have to be walking all over the house so that I really do like I always get made fun of for my

pantry

and I'm okay with that I'd like it organized I like to know exactly where things are I like to know what things are and for me this system has worked for our last three houses and so I just continue to bring it with us when we move although I hope that we are done and I don't have to move it again but I will go through with you guys and just kind of show you my rhymin reason for doing what I do in hopes that you know you can just pick even if it's one tiny little thing that can help you guys better manage your

pantry

then that's all that I hope to accomplish through this video so let me just start to go shelf by shelf and show you why I do what I do so on the top you will see that I have the things...
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that I don't use the most or as often so on the very top shelf I just have two vases that I use if I have a lot of flowers to need to put in there and then this binder right here is the binder that I use when I leave all of our schedules and school schedules and everything with the grandparents if they are watching our kiddos and we're out of town that right there is our cupcake holder if I send cupcakes to school with the kids and then this Ben right here is extras and I know people are gonna ask me where my bins are from and they are from Target I love these bins they are sturdy I have had these bins for almost five years now and I don't have cracks in them nothing I mean they're they're awesome I love them so up here I just have an extra bin and I printed out a little tag and attached it to that so that I can see exactly what I have on there I've got rice peanut butter flour vegetable oil and Special K and that way those are things that I will need at some point but they're not in my daily routine so I don't have to have them front and center and then the second set of shelves is where I keep all of my recipes I actually need to go through this it's on my to-do list of things to do and I will do a video on kind of how I manage my recipes but it's just gotten a little out of control with some of the new recipe books that I've got some of the recipes in these binders right here I don't use a lot and so I just kind of need to...
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consolidate so that it it flows a little bit better and then down one I have my spices and my oil these are actually all on a lazy susan which I absolutely love because I can utilize this kind of weird shaped shelf to work for me by using the lazy susan I don't have to have things like you know stacked in front of each other and on top of each other and then have to you know pull this out to get to this and all the things that happen when you try to stack back and forth it just works better for me this is another seasoning that I use a ton of it's McKay's chicken broth for anybody who knows what that is but I buy it in bulk and so I just stick it in a mason jar so that I don't have to have the bag in here then down one shelf like I said this is where I keep all of my oil my liquid stevia my big salt containers and again this is on a lazy susan and i can get to exactly what i need a lot easier than if these things were stacked in front of each other going all the way back the depth of the shelf then down below that is where I keep all of our straws my kids still love straws weave straws for smoothies so I have those in there and then we have got some dog bones obviously right in here and then chip clips so this label right here I made with my Silhouette a few years ago these labels right here and I know some people are gonna be like seriously why would you need to put a label on there because you can see through the container and and tell what it is and you can...
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see on top of here what is in the container for me I just like the the look of the labels I like the fact that my kids can come and put groceries and things away from me and know exactly where they go I like the aesthetic part of it and anybody can come into my home if I'm not here if I were to get sick if something were to happen to me they can come into my home and basically find anything and everything that they need because it's labeled and so for some that might be totally ridiculous but for me it works but what I was saying was this is actually one of those holders that you use like if you're going to a conference for your work and they put your nametag in here that's exactly what these are just kind of zip locks together you print these off on your computer I just stick that in there and that's how I use it I like that they are in that covering because if something spills on it it's easily wipeable and I don't have to redo my label and then down underneath this is where I keep all of my sprinkles I only keep enough sprinkles to fit in this container I figure I don't make thousands of cookies on a monthly basis so I don't need thousands of sprinkle bottles I just keep what we need and what we use and if I bring another one in then it needs to be able to fit in this space next to that I just have my coconut oil I get that from Costco so that's why it's so large and then underneath that is where I keep all of our cookie cutters...
and we keep our egg white protein right there as well but for me this is just the way that I was able to utilize this space because as you can see these cupboards are a little bit strange in dimension and so it just I don't know it works to have these little containers here within something round right there so I guess what I'm saying is make the space work for you don't try to turn it into something that it's not but use it to the best of its ability even if it doesn't look like somebody else's or even if it doesn't look like what's on the Pinterest pictures because honestly Friends Pinterest can be so overwhelming and so consuming and can make us think that what we have isn't good enough and it's not true what you have is good enough you just have to make it work for you and you will appreciate it a whole lot more and then underneath my cupcake container is where I keep all of our cupcake tins our candles food coloring and frosting

tips

and then these right here are just leftover suckers from Chloe's Valentines that she did this year and the containers that I have these in are just the ox oh I don't I don't know if that's how you say it but they're just the pop top and pop closure and I really like those then coming down here is where we keep our oats and our chocolate milk mix again this is just on a pop top as well and then on the inside of it is where our little scoop is with this right here you'll see that...
I have this one and then all of these and then over here I have all of these containers I separate all of my things with like items because I feel like it is so much easier to number one put away number two to find and number three to not get totally bogged down with 17 cans of green beans everything that I have pretty much fits in these containers I have extras of things but I don't have three months worth of stuff if that makes any sense so for this container this is where we keep all of our dry breakfast things so you'll see we've got pancake mix in there we have muffin mix and that is just where all of that stuff goes and I'm able to have extras but it's not just shoved into a shelf it's a lot more confined in this space and then down under that is where we keep all of our cereal these containers just came from Walmart the oXXO containers you can find those at Walmart but I just always get mine at t.j.maxx because I feel like they're a lot cheaper these are the snap wear containers from Walmart they just open and shut on the top and I like that they have the little poor handle right there and then again I just used my silhouette to put cereal on there I didn't specify because you know we kind of go through different phases here where we like certain things as you can see here one of my kids likes the peanut butter organic cereal and the other one likes the non peanut butter so whatever then down underneath that I've got cream of wheat...
and also oatmeal right here I have peanut butter and jelly and some might say holy cow you have a ton of peanut butter I do because I'm going to make homemade granola bars and I need a lot of peanut butter so normally I don't have that quite of a stockpile and then next to it is where I keep my syrup and honey and so that just keeps everything contained in its own compartment and I like the fact that if this were for instance especially this if any of these were to spill or leak it's not just all over my shelving getting sticky and and gross then underneath here is where I keep my almond flour I just have it in a ziplock bag with the date that I took it out or or that it expires it never really expires because we use enough of it but I take I put the date on there that I took it out of the compartment I just like it in this better because number one I can see when I'm getting low and number two I don't have to try to zip lock it back in the bag that doesn't always Ziploc quite like you want it to this I know is a lot more sealing I guess if you will then in this container is where I have my healthy baking so things that are gluten free or I've got macadamia nuts I've got flex and Chea blends let's see what else do I have in here I've got cacao powder um hazelnuts I've got some chia seeds just things like that that I used but not on a daily basis I just kind of put all of those things in here and that way I can kind of keep those...
consolidated as well and then down below here is where I keep my potatoes and just have sweet potatoes and regular potatoes there and again I like that that is in a container because if you know one of them spoils or gets gross like potatoes can sometimes I don't have it sitting on my shoving and then on this side it's pretty self-explanatory I got these containers from Hobby Lobby like four or five years ago and actually probably longer than that because we were actually in Texas when I purchased these and I just used my Silhouette again to put the labels on them these containers right here are from Walmart but all of the the ones with the clasp top they are from Hobby Lobby and so I just have anything that would be in a bag or a box in these containers that way I can see exactly how much I have and I can refill as needed and I don't end up halfway through a recipe and realize oh shoot I don't have as much rice as I needed or I don't have as much sugar or whatever the case may be and then down below I just have my mixer and inside of it I just keep all of the attachments that way I don't have them in a drawer somewhere taking up space I can just have everything that I need right there with it up above is where I have my paper towels I just keep them all in there that way I don't have the big bulky wrapping that it comes with it's just easier for me to consolidate it all that way and then on this shelf this is kind of what I mean about making...
it work for you so this shelf was not long enough to be able to do three of these sized ones so I did two on the shelf and then a little one and then down here to in a little and then as you can see all the way down so make it work for you don't make it look like somebody else's but make it work for you because that's how that's how it needs to be what works for me isn't necessarily going to work for you and what works for you isn't necessarily going to work for me you have to make it doable in your situation so for me this is what was doable in here I have my broth I'll try to get the camera up up above so you can see but right in there I just keep all of my vegetable broth chicken broth beef broth all of that and then in this one this is where I keep my baking mixes so I have like brownies I've got some sugar cookie mixes in there that we use when I just don't want to take the time to make it from scratch and then in here is where I keep all of my season packets so everything that comes in those little cardboard boxes or not necessarily in a cardboard box but things like this then I just throw all of those in here that way again I can see exactly what I have and I'm not running out and those boxes aren't being shoved to the back of a

pantry

shelf down below I have mushroom soup and then over here I have all of my diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and so you can see I can fit a large amount of cans in there but yet I don't have...

tons

and

tons

of cans taking up shop space I just feel like this utilizes my shelf space a whole lot more than if I were to have things stacked all about and have to you know take things in and out as I needed this one right here is very full this is where I keep all my vegetables so I've got like my green beans my garbanzo beans all of my kidney beans and things like that are in this container and then down below here is where I keep all of our stuff for Italian meals so I have like pizza sauce pasta sauce what else tomato paste mushrooms are down there I've got a diced tomato that looks like it ended up over here that should be up above but oh well you get the idea and then for all of our Spanish meals that is what is in here so we've got chili beans black olives because I put olives in my enchiladas and then we've got black beans I've got some chilies down here refried beans and enchilada sauce oh I almost forgot this one and then my oils so all of my oils are in this container again this container came from Target so I've got avvocato all back there vegetable oil all of my spray oils I've got evo oh here in the front and then in the back I even have space for some extras and again if anything were to leak it would leak in this and not all over my my shelving then down below I have tuna and here's where I keep all of my noodles so I've got our stir-fry noodles our egg noodles or chicken soup and really that's the only noodles that we...
use and then next to that I have got all of our macaroni and cheese for the kids lunches either for school or at home and then their pasta rings or SpaghettiOs what are we in that column down below that I keep all of our beans so I've got navy beans I've got some some lentils I have got split peas and that looks to be it right now so all of that just fits right in there and then next to that is where I keep my grains which I need to replenish this but I've got the quinoa and the whole grain then next to that I have got some drink mixes my kids really really like the true lemon original lemonade there's no junk in that I order this off Amazon and then these right here are just kind of a ketone drink that I use once in a while when I want you to do down below there I need to replenish this as well because I used the last of this on Monday no Sunday but this is where I keep all of my boxed soups like my tomato soup and different things like that that you buy in the carton and then next to that this is where I keep all of my spices that are extra if you have watched my kitchen video you know that I don't have a lot of space for containers this size and so I have to keep these in here and then the little tiny ones in my kitchen so this is where I keep all of the extras until I need to refill and they are all labeled as well only because this is what I used in my previous kitchen in Denver and so I just stuck them back in here and and use them that way and then...
underneath here is just the bigger things like your Lowry seasoning your taco seasoning that comes in the big plastic container over here I just have my mason jars for Jam and things like that and then in this chip container is where I keep all of our packaged chips so this is where the kids can come for snack or this is where we pull from for lunches they're always portioned out in baggies because number one it eliminates having to do this in the morning when we're making lunches and number two it's a lot easier to see how many bags or you know being taken out of here versus just handing somebody over a chip bag and letting them kind of have a free-for-all so I'm able to monitor that a lot better and then in this chip container this is just where we keep ones for our house whether you know we're doing chips and salsa or having people over and and knead like Fritos or something like that for haystacks that's where those types things would go up above is where I keep my extra coffee because honestly safety first friends this is just things that have either been gifted to me for Christmas or that I really like and don't want to run out of I only keep two in the kitchen which again if you've seen my video you will know what I'm talking about then on this shelf right here is my bread maker up above this is where we keep these little things so if you watched my Christmas video you know that I gave these for my husband's work these are just...
popcorn containers and I had quite a few extra so I put them in here and this is just what the kids use when they have popcorn when their friends are over and we're not dirtying up a bunch of bowls and things like that up above there am I going to take that down because it's a little bit heavy trying to hold a camera and not being on a stool but that is where we keep all of our water bottles so the ones that you would take to the soccer field the baseball field the pool things like that that's where those go and then to the right of that is where we keep all the larger ones that obviously will not fit in there down below is where I keep my dry and wet baking I have it separated out obviously just because it's easier to get to the certain things that I need to use so for instance this right here is where I keep like my evaporated milk different things like that my pumpkin puree that is where that goes and then over on this side is where all the dry stuff is which is like my chocolate chips my flax seed blend just different things like that and I have them all in the Ziploc because then I can see when I'm needing to replenish them as well as them not getting dumped all over inside of the container or on my shelves it's just easy to shut them and it's easy for the kids to show them as well underneath those I've got my American condiments and my Spanish condiments so in here pickles mustard mayo relish dressing barbecue sauce things like that and...
then over here I have got like soy sauce obviously that's not Spanish but just different things most of this is my salsa we've got chili paste I couldn't think of what it was called and things like that and then underneath that is where I keep other things for snacks or lunches if you saw my morning routine you saw these containers at that time so these are all portion controlled as well that's just what works for our family that we we're not just free fräulein bags of candy and then over here is our salty container and you'll find like Ritz crackers Wheat Thins I've got some Triscuits in here so things that are more salty versus obviously sweet underneath this is granola bars we've got granola bars in here but I also keep our packaged peanut butter for their lunches as well when they have like celery sticks or apples next to that is applesauce or fruit it used to just be applesauce but they have started to really like these little organic packaged fruits and so those are in there as well here is our applesauce I buy these these are just the all-natural brand from Ivy my grocery store they have a blank top and I just want to unpackage them I just write little sayings on the top of them just to kind of give a little pick-me-up at lunchtime then underneath here is where my husband keeps all of his protein shake stuff I don't even pretend to know what half of this stuff is friends I just keep it organized so he's got like his mixer cups...
in here and then these are all of the protein containers down here is the mixer and next to that is just all of the blades and gadgets and gizmos this right here is a shelf that just kind of pulls out and he's got more of the cups that go with the mixer in there and then underneath are all of the lids and inserts that go with these to the right of that is where we keep our dog food and dog bowls this right here is just on rollers and so it just kind of makes it handy I stuck a 3m hook right there and hung my stool and then above that is where I have my what do we need list as well as my food list for the week that way I can see exactly what we're having I know what to pull and different things like that I just took this little thing right here which is just a drawer organizer from Target or Walmart I don't remember which and I put velcro strips on the back of that and just attached it and that way I can have my eraser and my pens in there as I need them and I don't have to go searching for them in a drawer or on a shelf and then back behind the door I have some hooks that I just stuck up there with velcro strips as well and this is where my kids hang their lunch bags every day after school that way they're not all over the counter or in a drawer or whatever this just kind of keeps it hidden and out of the way now I know some of you are looking in here trying to figure out what this is so the lady that lived here before us she utilized absolutely every...
space that she could in this house and this is just kind of a little walk space so we had this in our garage and tree in our other house and I really really wanted to use it in here and it actually fits perfect and so what this does and I realize not everybody has this but for us obviously we had this space so I wanted to utilize it to the best of its ability but this is just total overflow so this is like party napkins plates right here is like little to-go containers that sometimes I send food home with people I have got extra lunch things right there that we actually use sometimes on trips if we take our lunch with us up above that's where I keep my crock pots and then down below here is where I keep all of my metal containers like my baking tins and things like that and then this drawer right here this is where I keep all of my cups and just kind of some birthday party picnic II type things and then down here is where I keep kind of things that I just plain don't have a space for extra spoons cups that we get from games that we don't want to throw away larger mason jars and then these are the containers for water that my husband takes when he goes biking and then back there so I keep my steam cleaner and my mop and then I hung a hook up right there that's where I keep all of my Costco cool bags when I when I go there so all of my reusable bags are inside of those bags this right here is just a kind of a lunch bag that keeps cool that we take with us on...
trips sometimes here are our coolers this right here is for if we have a lot of people over and I just throw ice in it with some drinks and whatnot these are oh why in the world is that they're the things you find friends these right here are my like if you're going to a potluck these keep food warm and so I've got those there and then down below I just have an extra bucket there for if I ever need one and then in here both of my kids have to take napkins plates and silverware to their Easter parties for their class on Thursday so those are just all right there and ready for them to grab and head out the door with so like I said I realized this is not something that everybody is going to have or that they can have but for me it was space that was already here and so I wanted to utilize it to the best of its ability and so this is what I did in that space and that's it friends that is how I organize my

pantry

I would love to hear down below different ways that you have to keep all of your things in order do you buy you know months worth of food do you just buy food per week do you have stockpiles how how do you do your

pantry

I would love to hear I don't know what it is but I just have like a little infatuation with pantries and

pantry

organization

like I said I get made fun of and that's okay I'm I'm totally okay with that thank you guys so much for watching if you enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up and if you're not yet a part...
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pantry

or a small

pantry

I hope that you are able to find some things that you could implement into your space until next time friends I just encourage you to

intentional

ly create a

life

that you absolutely love living and will not need a vacation from I will see you in my next video bye bye