Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kitchen Organization....Day 7 and Day 12...Spice Cabinet



This weekend's challenge is the kitchen pantry. I have lots of storage in my kitchen but it lacks a nice big pantry.




I have organized my kitchen into stations/centers for years.




Pantry

(Canned foods, cereals, breads, pasta, etc.)











I purchased these great can rotators from Shelf Reliance and love them. I need to get a couple more!


Snacks




I like to store the popcorn containers above the popcorn.

Small IKEA containers are used for crackers, pretzels, granola bars, etc.





Lunch
Kids lunch menu is hung on the cupboard door for kids. Lunch bags,water bottles and small hand sanitizers for lunch boxes are stored in here. In the fridge (sorry forgot to take a picture) I have a drawer for all lunch food.





Baking
When Shelley featured her pantry awhile back I just had to have her labels. I LOVE THEM!
I made small labels for my little spice jars and other jars that hold baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt.
















Have you've ever used powdered eggs? If not I recommend them..I use them all the time for baking!


Cooking
All my cooking needs are right here. I made the labels for the spices and have my favorite menu planner at arms reach. I like to store my knifes up and away from the kids and this made the most sense to me since my cutting boards are in the cupboard below.







This is a little inventory sheet I made for my food storage..(that's a whole other closet). When I open a can from my storage closet and bring it in the kitchen to use I just cross it off so that I know how many I've used and need to replace. You can learn about food storage here.






It's nothing pretty but it works for our family and everyone knows where things go and that makes mom happy!

If I had a pantry it would definitely look something like these...(totally drooling over these!)
House of Smith's



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17 comments:

sabrina said...

Wow! I love how it all looks!

House of Smiths said...

WOAH! It all looks SO good! I love how neat and organized it all looks!
Great job! :)

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

That is a beautifully organized kitchen. Well done!

Colleen said...

This looks great. I have to do mine but I am overwhelmed and not quite ready!!

Tia said...

wow! That is super-organized. Looks amazing :)

Angela said...

Love it! I don't think you have enough chili powder though! :) It really is a great example of how cabinets should look!

Delightful Order said...

I LOVE all your labels - especially your baking ones! Thanks for the shout out on my pantry too! Honored you like it. You really are GREAT at organizing!
DaNita

Jennifer said...

So much gorgeousness in one post... oh my gosh! I love the jars and labels and the inspiration... and the AMAZING job you did organizing your kitchen!

Just fabulous! <3

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

mom2maya said...

Bee.U.ti.FUL!!

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

A+ :)

Little Raindrops said...

Awesome! I love your cute labels and the inventory is a great idea. Keep up the fantastic work!!

Beth's Blog said...

ok, I love those can things, I have to get some.

It all looks great!!!!

Clean and Happy said...

Your kitchen is amazing!!!
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Jodi said...

I love it all! Now you have guilted me into needing to redo my pantry AND my food storage area. THANKS :( lol

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

You are amazingly organized! Unbelievable! Thanks for linking to my party.
Traci

Kcbrat said...

Love the organization but where are all your dishes and pots/pans?

Berit Davidson said...

Thanks for all your inspiring tips! I am loving your blog!

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