Many of you remember my original post about Operation Organization! My house was in complete chaos and I needed a plan. I started with my pantry because it is something that I use everyday and it drives me crazy when I can’t find things. After having my kids and husband be in charge of grocery shopping and putting groceries away for two months it was a mess!!
I started this project not exactly when I had planned on it. I may or may not have thrown a temper tantrum and just started chucking stuff out of the pantry when things kept falling on my head when I was trying to bake something. I remembered about half way through my temper tantrum to take a picture. hahaha We all have our days, right??
This project I didn’t work on 15 minutes at a time because I ended taking everything out and completely starting over. 4 bags of trash and recycles later I am in love!!! This picture makes it look like we have no food but I have shelves in my hall closet that holds all of our can goods and boxed things. I must admit I do want to go to the grocery store now that I have all this room.
Tips and Tricks
A few months ago I decided I was going to clear off my refrigerator. It was always littered with papers and pictures and it made my kitchen seem so cluttered. I came up with a fabulous place to keep all the pictures of our family that we don’t know what to with but we don’t want to get rid of them. I made a picture door on the back side of my pantry. We can enjoy looking at them whenever we want and they don’t clutter up the front of the fridge!! My kids love opening up the pantry and looking at the pictures of their cousin and family they don’t get to see very often!
Operation Organization has spilled over into lots of other areas of my house. I try to everyday spend at least 15 minutes working on something and I love all the organized areas I am leaving behind. This is my Tupperware cabinet which, is a funny name since I only have probably one real piece of Tupperware in it but that is what my mom called it so that is what I call it. Now I forgot to take a before picture but just close your eyes and picture a cabinet overflowing with bowls, lids, water bottles, pitchers etc. Every time you opened the door things came tumbling out at your feet and when you put things away you throw stuff in really fast and then slam the door shut as fast as you can. Yep it was that bad and I am not even exaggerating.
Now it is beautiful and I love it! This really only took me 15 minutes and I can’t believe I didn’t do it years ago! I hope you are enjoying Operation Organization at your house! Please share with us how it is going for you!