Did you finish all your spring cleaning?
I’m going to admit it, I didn’t finish everything on my spring cleaning list over the spring. The weather was just too nice to stay inside, and the basement didn’t get finished, and a few other items were left incomplete.
But, somehow, with the first real bit of rain we’ve had all summer, my itch to get some serious cleaning done returned.
So this week all the rugs made it to the washer, I started getting the utility room organized, and I tidied up the pantry.
Remember last year when I used some diaper boxes to organize the pantry? They are still doing their job, adding a little extra storage space on those tall shelves.
But, to make it a little easier to see at a glance what staples I need to pick up on a grocery run, I added a little something to the pantry this year.
Easy way to organize the pantry:
I found a small dry-erase board in the dollar section of my beloved Target store. I used a couple permanent markers to write our canned-good staples on the board (think canned veggies like mixed vegetables, canned meats/beans like tuna fish, etc. ) Then I counted up each and every can and made tally marks with the dry-erase pen for each item.
Now, when we use an item from the pantry we will just erase the tally mark. When it’s time to go to the grocery store I can easily look at my list and see which staples I need to stock up on. (This will save me time and money in the long run – if an item’s on sale, I’ll know if I need to stock up on it, or if we already have a good supply at home.)
So simple – I don’t know why I didn’t think about it sooner!
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