Friday, 5 October 2012

Pantry Perfection

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OK so I said earlier in the week I would show you my pantry and explain how cheap and easy it is to make it look cute, fab and ORGANISED..

Here it is.. from the front.. (the big basket is my gift wrap collection.Mmm washi tape and cute ribbons, vintage buttons.. oh sorry was getting carried away)


 and here are the sides.. the less used bits and less purty :)


So as you can see I am all about the old and the new.. I shop at Vinnies for old containers (like the port box etc) and big glass jars of any shape for dried goods. I have two medicine cabinets as such.. the box at easy access is plasters and stuff the kids can't kill themselves with then the locked one up the top is from here and has prescription meds and the dogs wormers etc. Baskets separate sweet spices from savoury and those little lockers at the bottom are $5 from Officeworks and one is named "gizmos and gadgets" AKA headphones iPods, phone chargers etc and the other "lotions and potions" AKA sunscreen, paw paw, lip balm etc for the kids to help themselves.

Down the bottom I keep the less interesting stuff like re cycling (the tall thin one we chuck the paper in) and bits for household chores, oh and my fave mags for recipes (these I keep in mag holders so they are easy to get out). The baskets are both Officeworks and in the big one I have storage in storage just so I can compartmentalise even further!!..


Then comes the fun bit.. labels and tags and mixing it up.. I reckon each tin or jar has cost me about $2-3 max from Vinnies, the labels and tags are all stock standard stationery at Officeworks again and I get a few coloured ink pads to jazz up the scheme. My newest fave is the Martha Stewart Range there though as she does chalkboard labels (currently in the playroom), the bookplates (see that treats one?) just peel them off and stick them on... AND the best, most simplest and why has no one done before with a sticky back?.. the menu or notes holder I have above the calendar!


So what you waiting for dust our the cupboards, start pottering around your local Officeworks and Charity Shop and get creative.. its an excuse to buy stamps and gift tags errr hello?

11 comments:

  1. That certainly is pantry perfection Tess! I'm ashamed at what mine looks like.
    I love the idea of gizmos and gadgets - it saves me having a junk drawer!
    So many good ideas here. Thank you for sharing! xx

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    1. Yep, Gizmos and Gadgets was what used to make my junk drawer look like junk!! x

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  2. I love seeing how other people keep this very task orientated area neat and tidy. Great and very "real" post.

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  3. OMG Tess, I just know you and I are going to be friends haha. You may not be able to judge a book by its cover but you CAN judge a gal by her perfectly organised pantry! xx

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    1. Hun at open houses its one of the first places I check!! x

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  4. oh gawd! you are organized! i do that sort of thing every now and then, but then my cupboards seem to get messy again... i'm sure there are messy fairies in my house... it couldn't be me!

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    1. LOL. I have them.. they are called Kitty and Harrington in my house x

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  5. This puts my pantry to shame. The pantry is where everything ends up in our house, including the favourite toys as the kids tend to drop toys as they grab food. I have a system but it's not as pretty as yours. ;)

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    1. If it is your system and it works for you that is just perfect :0)

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  6. Are you kidding me!? Your pantry looks nicer than my 'on show' stuff. Please don make me show you my pantry... x

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    1. If it is that bad I may just do it for you Bron :)

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