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Nothing says summer like a messy pantry! Anyone else feel the same? Summer is definitely the time that we let things go a little around my house and it’s all part of the fun. I love taking a break from rigid schedules and enjoying lots of unstructured down time. I can be such a chill and relaxed mom! For a little while. :) Then something kind of snaps inside me and I start craving order! When I crave order, but we still have a month of summer to go I tend to turn to spots in my house that need attention. My pantry was definitely that spot! We have totally let it go the past few months.
Stuff all over the counter, too many packages, empty containers, torn labels. It was time to do something about this hot mess. I dedicated my morning to giving our pantry a little summer re-fresh.
Quick shot of the “during.” I basically pulled everything out! Food was all over my kitchen counters and my serving dishes filled up the dining room. I categorized everything and then put the red items away with my Christmas dishes. Then I cleaned all of my pantry shelves and drawers, washed containers and then put everything back. Putting everything back is always my favorite part. :) Ready to see the “afters?”
Welcome to my organized (again) pantry! Feeling light and bright and fresh and clean for summer. :)
You might remember I bought these fruit prints months ago from Walmart. LOVE them so much! (If you love them too and they show they are sold out enter your e-mail to get an “in-stock” alert because most items come back in stock.) I knew I wanted these in my pantry.. I have a thing for lemons, we’re obsessed with cuties at my house and the colors are just too much fun. Walmart has a new section in some stores and on-line called “WOW and NOW” that includes fun and trendy home decor items for a steal! So many cute things and they switch them out monthly. I’ll share favorites I already have and love at the end of this post! It’s a great place to look if you want to give a spot in your home a quick re-fresh without spending much.
Most of my serving dishes are white and/or wood so I displayed them on the shelves with my cute summer prints. I love that this looks like a styled shelf when really it’s just items I use daily! Why not make the every day pretty? :)
And that orange print? Sitting on my shelf next to a bowl of cuties of course. :) (Notice the bottom drawer here is full of blow pop suckers. Another sign of summer at our house. Ha.)
It always feels good to get my canisters cleaned out and re-filled. I changed one cereal label to “cereal of the week” for Kenny. The rest of us eat the same cereal but he’s always mixing it up with something new. I tease him that his constant need for change makes it hard for me to label and organize his food so he laughed when he saw the new label. We put up with a lot from each other. ;)
I went through all of the items on my shelves and tossed anything that was expired.
Feels so good to have our pantry clean and organized again!
I forgot to take pics of inside the drawers but they haven’t changed much. Maybe a few different snacks but still mostly popcorn. ;)
Here are a couple more before and afters! Because they’re fun. :)
Such a difference! Have you organized (or re-organized) a space in your home this summer? It’s an instant upper to regain some order if (like me) you are surrounded by chaos. :) Below are some fun items for pantry organization (aren’t those copper baskets cute!?) and then I’m sharing a few Walmart favorites I have throughout my home!
Walmart favorites throughout my home..
Addison has loved her little white desk and chair! I have an update on her bedroom coming at some point. Sorry I left you hanging on that one. We’ve been waiting for her new bed.. backordered until September!
A lot of these items are included in the collages below with a few new favorites. My summer favorites collage makes me SO happy!
Bring on ALL the lemons. :)