Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I Wonder Why Wednesday: Why Did I Wait So Long To Clean The Pantry?

My pantry is a constant source of aggravation and embarrassment. There are many reasons. Many people get things out, and don't return them to the proper place. There are half a dozen cereal boxes with 1/4 cup of stale cereal that no one wants. The benefit that I have come to see as a drawback is that when you open the doors, there is a little button that is released so that the light comes on. This is normally a great feature. I would just cringe when the door was opened, and "Ta-Da" Chaos was on display. I usually have to completely haul everything out a few times a year and start over. I think I had gone a little longer than that this year.

Here's the heap, I decided it would be better to just completely purge the contents, and start over. The empty is pantry in the background.

And here it is, all back together!
Now, for my wants and needs:
I WANT someone to tell me that it gets this bad at their house too, so that I don't feel like such a slouch. It would make me feel so much better if others cringe at the opening of doors.
What I NEED are some ideas on how to keep it this way. How can I avoid the pantry chaos in the future? Any tips or tricks to share?


marzipanmom said...

It's a daunting job, but wow! does it feel better once it's done! Now you can find things just in time to make school lunches!

Jennifer Juniper said...

My tip: move to a land with no children or people who eat food!

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

My pantry gets just as bad and I am relieved to know that I. AM. NOT. THE. ONLY. ONE!!!!!