This is what our large pantry functioned as before. Tons of shelves, lots of storage, but too visible for me. You can see that not only food was stored in here, but also dog food, cookbooks, batteries, and baggies and foils. Everything.
|Top drawer of wire cart--drink mixes, pudding, etc.|
|Bottom drawer of wire cart that is deep for breads and buns|
(All of our other food got a new home in some of our existing upper cupboards. These are foods the kids don't need to get to and it worked out fine to put them there.)
|Top 2 shelves of small pantry|
Now, what did we do with the big pantry??? Remember the 'before' from the first picture? All of the wire shelves? Here is our big pantry now with cabinets that match our kitchen. I really love how things are concealed. On the right we did keep one vertical section of wire shelving for things like baggies, wraps, light bulbs, and batteries. Ironically and fortunately, the lower cabinet unit was a few inches more narrow than the wall. Therefore, we were left with a couple inches of space on each side under the extended countertop. This has been the perfect place for grocery sacks that fold flat, large paper pads, etc.
|Big Pantry--after :)|
Here is how I organized the contents of the new cupboards. It is a mix of art supplies, extra school/office supplies, bill organizers, and even dog food. But it all works! Here are what the drawers are used for:
Below, in the bottom cupboards are bills and dog food/supplies. :)
|Bill Storage--better than a filing cabinet because I can take the whole thing out when needed!|
Ta Da! There's my pantry transformation. I still have some bugs to work out, but overall I like the clean look and a place for everything. Have you transformed a pantry in your house or reorganized your cabinets?
This project linked up to:
Savvy Southern Style--Wow Us Wednesdays