10.30.2010

Peek Inside My Pantry

I like a clean, organized pantry!  One that LOOKS good, even behind closed doors.  

Take a peek inside:
I LOVE Tupperware and Baskets and that's pretty much what my pantry consists of. 
This wall is just the perfect little wall to hang my boys' lunch boxes. 
I label all my bins.  I printed these on Easy Peel Clear Mailing Labels (the ones made by Avery.)  I have a laser printer, so I am able to wash the Tupperware in the dishwasher & the labels don't smear.  And they actually stay on pretty good.  

Most of my labels have been on for years & have had many washings.  After printing the labels I cut around the words & stuck them to the bins. 

Here is a closer look at some of the bins:


The very bottom shelf under all the Tupperware is where I keep my overstock of paper towel.

and next to the paper towel, closest to the door is where I keep potatoes.
Remember the shelves of baskets?  (all the baskets are from IKEA from a few years back, oh and same with the stool, that came from Ikea too)
 Let's take a peek at what's inside those baskets:

On the very top shelf  I keep school lunch stuff.   Stuff I don't want the boys to be able to get for themselves. (juice bags, bagged chips, etc)
In the basket on the next shelf are all my boxed items.
 
Next shelf holds all my canned soup.
 
Below that the basket is filled with canned fruits & vegetables & tuna fish.

 
The basket on the bottom shelf holds miscellaneous stuff (like bbq sauce, spaghetti sauce etc.)

 
and the basket that sits on the floor is my overstock of ziplock bags and paper lunch bags.

 The reason I LOVE BASKETS is because they hide the not so pretty things.

Someday I plan on labeling the baskets too.

I have to share with you how my 2 year old entertained himself while I reorganized my pantry today.

This is what he was up to...
 little munchkin got into my games!
He LOVES to play with everything BUT toys.

Guess I have some more organizing to do. 

But until I get to the games, I'm going to enjoy my clean, organized pantry...
... because this is the nicest it will ever look!

Don't have a pantry to organize?  There are some really cool ideas out there on creating a pantry with shelves & fabric covers.



97 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! I have NEVER seen such a tidy panty. You have given me much inspiration plus ideas on how to store those unwieldy canned items. And it seems you can get at your canned goods a bit easier when you can pull the basket out rather than trying to play hide and seek with them when they are stacked on the shelves. Good job and thank you!

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    1. Panty? Hee hee...I think she meant pantRy! So funny.

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  2. Love it! Makes me wish we had a pantry! I am struggling in a 70's designed kitchen.

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  3. Where do I even begin?! This is the dreamiest pantry ever! I would love to walk in there and just stare at it for hours every day. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. You go girl! That is one organized pantry...if I could get mine half that organized I'd be happy;) Oh and we have the same pantry door!!

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  5. This is a great idea!! My pantry is...not very pretty:) I love the basket idea to put canned food, potatoes, and boxes in. Thanks for the idea, I am definitely going to do this!

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  6. I just found your blog and really like it.
    Your pantry looks so nice. I wish my pantry was as organized as yours. Or to begin with the walls of my pantry could use some paint....

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  7. Oh, I am drooling. that is stunning. I love all of the tupperware. Please come over and organize mine!

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  8. Found you via High Heels and a Hammer and of course you had me at the Modular Mates ;) I've been a lover of Tupperware in my pantry and cupboards for over 30 years...use to sell the stuff way back when. I just had two giveaways for my modular mates because we downsized and I didn't have room for them all...plus with the boys out of the house, I don't buy as much. I don't know why we don't see them advertised as much on TV by all the DIY and organizers because they are worth their weight in gold as far as I'm concerned...and with a lifetime guarantee from a company that is here to stay...what do you have to loose. But then I don't have to sell you on them either...lol Love you baskets and I use them as well..but have always used wall racks for my cans. Stop by and check them out and say hello, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/10/clearly-the-best-storage-giveaway-no-2.html

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  9. I'm in love with your pantry. Really, I am! I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday link party until Saturday and would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

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  10. Danita - Simply amazing! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase Round Up. Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  11. WOW! My OCD self is soooo excited :-)

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  12. This is a dream for me! I love the modular mates. Never thought about putting soup and veggie cans into baskets, but I am totally doing that!

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  13. This is pantry heaven! Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'm featuring your pantry tomorrow. You can grab a featured button from my sidebar if you'd like.

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  14. I LOVE your pantry...I, too, am totally into keeping things neat and tidy and very organized! Great job!!

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  15. Thank you SO much for linking up your amazingness this week! My jaw is stuck on the floor, I am beyond envious of ALL of that space you have! And you and I could be besties, that's exactly how I would have handled my pantry had I had the space! So glad to have found your blog!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  16. Your pantry is amazing! I just found your blog through These Creative Juices and I am now a follower! :)

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  17. You're a girl after my own heart! I love it when things are organized and also beautiful to look at. I'm about to redo my laundry room into a butler's pantry, will check back for ideas from your blog!

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  18. Oh wow... I love your pantry! It looks like it is right out of a magazine!
    Also.. hanging your lunch boxes. That is what I do - right behind our pantry door. It makes it so much easier doesn't it?
    Thanks so much for linking to my Organizing MIssion Monday Link party!!

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  19. Now THATS an organized pantry! Love it! ;) Toni

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  20. Drool - can I live there? LOL

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  21. Your pantry is TO DIE FOR. Love it! And your organization is amazing, too. Have an excellent weekend! :)

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  22. I'm drooling over your pantry!

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  23. Wow! I don't think I have seen a more organized pantry! Love the basket idea! Looks very nice. I like the font you used on your labels too.

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  24. OMG, I'm in love. This looks fabulous. Funny, how organization makes me happy. Great job!

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  25. I am in pantry envy! That is awesome!

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  26. OMG! That pantry is TO DIE FOR! I too am a massive Tupperware fan - I really like the way you've organised it!

    *Sigh dreams of the day I can have a pantry like that.*

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  27. This is most beautiful, functional pantry I've ever seen. I am a organizing junkie and spacing like these just make me giddy. I am definitely saving this as inspiration for one day when I have a pantry. Great job!

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  28. Wow, your pantry is amazing. You inspired me and I just placed an order for some more modular mates!

    Thanks, Brenda

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  29. That is some serious organizing! Love the labels!

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  30. Wow!! I love the space that you have and you did a great job making it look beautiful!! I agree that baskets make a world of difference! Thanks for linking up to "Simplify for the New Year" over at A Home Made by Kiki. I will be featuring my favorite links at the end of the month!

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  31. 2 words....Pantry Envy. Incredible. I'm sitting here thinking of all the crumbs in my pantry. jez. www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  32. So I'm back to tell you that you have totally motivated me. I spent 3 hours today organizing my pantry. I even went as far as wiping the shelves clean and adding white Contact Paper to the shelves. I'm going to start some kind of Spring Cleaning segment on my blog and I'll post pics on there. My pantry doesn't come close to yours, but it works for me, and it's 100 times better then it was! THANKS! :) www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  33. You all are amazing! Thanks so much for the sweetest comments ever! & to those of you who have become inspired to reclaim your pantry - Great JOB! I LOVE hearing about it!
    DaNita

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  34. Completely awesome. So neat and organized. I love it! :)

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  35. Love this. I'm a new follower! my favorite photo was of the 3 lunchbags on the wall. I am going to do that today. I never know where to keep the lunchboxes/bags. I don't like them on the floor. On the wall- never thought of that.
    laura

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  36. My mouth is literally dropped open right now. That just might be the most organized pantry I've ever seen. Bravo!!!!!

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  37. So here's my post! :) Thanks for your total awesomeness! http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/01/spring-cleaning-with-thrifty-101the.html

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  38. LOVE the pantry!! I too hate looking at all the canned and boxed goods, great idea to hide them in baskets. Also, I noticed you have Swedish pancake mix...I make mine from scratch...where do you buy the pre-mixed? IKEA?

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  39. Katie, yes we buy the swedish pancake mix from Ikea. It is my husbands FAV!
    DaNita

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  40. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I chose your pantry makeover as one of my favorite posts that was linked up to Simplify for the New Year over at A Home Made by Kiki. It is featured on the blog today. Thanks for linking up!

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  41. This is GREAT! I am a Tupperware Director and have been with Tupperware for over 12 years! And this is by far one of the greatest pantries I've ever seen. Thank you for Sharing. It's due to great people like you that I have recieved 13 free cars in this business and Get to stay home with my kids making great $ too!
    I'd love to help you with any future needs when you need to organize more of the house. I use Tupperware all over my house to keep everything in it's place... even the kids toys. :)
    You can fine me on www.my.tupperware.com/diamondangels
    Thank you! :)
    Samantha Mendoza

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  42. This is amazing!! You are officially my new favorite blogger! As I have been looking through your stuff, I have recognized many things! I've seen your stuff on linky parties and features and have always been amazed. I don't know what I never became a follower, but I'm glad I found you so I can change that! Keep up the great work. You are such an inspiration!!

    http://craftsandcrap.blogspot.com/

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  43. Wow! I have nowhere near that size of a pantry, but you have given me inspiration to work with what I got. I love that you even put the pancake mix in tupperware.. DUH! I will do that as soon as I get home now! lol Mind you I just purchased my first home and I am a little more motiviated to make it as organized and convenient as I was in my previous rentals. And I am going to take the potatos and do the same as you have.. my hubby always throws the bag on top of the fridge. Ewwww.... It looks great!

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  44. I can only dream of a pantry that looks that awesome! Amazing job!

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  45. Amazing! I am in love ... what a great motivator! :) I have a 14 month old who loves to do the same thing, except he actually LOVES to dismantle my pantry.

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  46. wow. this pantry is amazing! I thought I was doing well with my front hall closet!
    on a side note how do the flours and bisquicks hold up being in those storage drawers? do they stay sealed enough? I guess it works or you wouldn't do it...

    anyway beautiful home. nice work

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  47. These are tupperware brand {modular mates} and they are incredible! They seal great! I believe the flour and bisquick, actually everything lasts longer than it would just in the bag.

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  48. Your pantry is amazing! I am truly inspired. I linked to your post in mine. I hope that's ok. I am new to the blog world. I am following you and you have become my organization inspiration! Great job. I can't wait to see more of your posts.

    http://thelifegodblessedmewith.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-inspiration.html

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  49. I love your baskets. Could you please tell us where you got them? Your pantry is just a dream!! love it sooo much!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!! :)

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  50. The baskets are from Ikea. I got them a few years ago.
    DaNita

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  51. Thanks for linking this up to my Organizing Mission Link party where I focused on pantries! This is like awesome of total awesomeness of pantries! Totally jealous of the size, but the fact that you can separate things out and that it works for your family! *big sigh* lol

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  52. Love the way that looks! I especially like the all the baskets that keep all like-items together. Terrific job!
    CAS

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  53. I love your pantry and I love tupperware too.

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  54. Well... you are getting a double whammy feature this week on my Organizing Mission Monday link party. I am also going to feature this post on your pantry as well as your newly organized medicine cabinet! Awesome

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  55. Your pantry is AMAZING! I love it!

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  56. Great job on your pantry! Gorgeous! I've been selling Tupperware for 30 years and I can't live without my Modular Mates!

    Did you know ... Bisquick should be refrigerated after opening? (I freeze mine in a Mod Mate) ... Just look at the top flap of the Bisquick Box - sure enough - refrigerate after opening!

    People at my parties never believe me when I tell them that.

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  57. how did you create the door for the pantry

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  58. This door was ordered through my door company. It comes this way.
    DaNita

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  59. Dear Delightful Order,

    Looks great.

    Great inspiration for organizing the panty.
    I have limited cabinet space in my kitchen with
    a full size (double door) "coat" closet(that is full) and have yet to convert the space in to
    a pantry. I have also spent some time trying to figure out whether to go with the Oxo containers, Rubbermaid, or Tupperware.

    I like all the containers to match and wanted
    either black or white covers.

    Thank you for your insight.

    Have a great weekend.

    Best,

    Coastal Blue Ocean

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  60. I love your pantry. Question...Where did you get your shelving?

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  61. I know I'm late to this post, but this is great. I just reorganized my pantry and I wasn't happy with the way you can see all the bottles and cans. Baskets is a wonderful idea! Love it!

    Leiah @ www.leiah-roseyglasses.blogspot.com

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  62. Amanda,
    The shelving in my pantry was installed by my shelving guys, while building my home. I know you can find these at Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
    DaNita

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  63. Is it wrong to covet your neighbor's pantry?? I am totally jealous! This looks amazing and now I just want to go organize something....anything! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. What a beautiful pantry! I love the Avery labels and used those in my pantry as well. The baskets are nice as well, adding some texture to the room and love how the coral all the miscellaneous stuff. Thanks for linking up with Roomspiration!

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  65. While I swear by Tupperware, Rubbermaid and Ziploc and Glad fit more into my budget. Tupperware has become too costly although they stand by their products even years after date of purchase. I've never heard about Bisquick having to be refrigerated after opening. That's a new one to me! Laura, thanks for bringing that to our attention. Hands up for those people that didn't know this fact. Don't use it that much. There's just the two of us so seems a waste. I bought it to make the Impossible pies probably.

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  66. Love it! How beautiful! My next project is to organize my kitchen better than ever! I have been searching the internet all weekend for ideas. I love how you put all your stuff it containers. My question for you is, do things get stale? I see you have chips in one, marshmallows in another? Before I buy all this stuff, I just want to make sure it is going to work for us. TIA! Also, love how you have the potatoes in a basket. Right now, I have ours in the fridge, filling up the bottom two drawers. I don't like it, but last year I had them in the garage in a bucket and a mouse got in them...eew! Any problems like that for you?

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  67. Hi! Your pantry looks great. I'm about to tackle mine and having a hard time finding containers. I really like the kind you have. Where did you get them?

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  68. Just discovered your blog-I am in awe of your organizational genius. Need to get my butt in gear! And LOVE the tupperware! Gotta start collecting some of my own.

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  69. I am SOOO doing this in the new year. My pantry is very organized, but not with baskets like this. That is a smart idea. I know what you mean...when I'm heaving into an organizing/craft project, I'll look up and see my kitchen tupperware is everywhere, or the living room is a total mess because my two year old was entertaining herself ;).

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  70. I'm meaning this in the nicest way possible....

    ugh - I hate you!

    I have 2 pantries you can work on.

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  71. Love love love it

    Mary

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  72. I think I'm in LOVE!! It's beautiful, just beautiful! lol

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  73. I love your blog and it is really inspiring me! Thank you! I may have missed this, but what kind of container scoops do you use for your flower, sugar,etc? I recently bought new containers and would love to have a scoop or two....any recommendations?
    Thanks!
    Heather

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  74. How FANTASTIC!!! I am in love with this!

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  75. Okay, I'm in LOVE! I think I could just sit in your pantry and breath in and out. It's fantastic! So glad I found your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  76. I found you on pinterest and clicked to read just because of the Tupperware I saw:)) I'm a Tupperware consultant and it makes me happy to see it used so beautifully!! I'm working on organization as my goal this year as well!!

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  77. This looks very functional, clean, and visually appealing. My question is: If someone in your house messes it up, which I know is inevitable, do you freak out?

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  78. Dear Anonymous,

    Yes it gets messed up and it certainly doesn't always look this good. Do I freak out over the pantry? No, actually I don't, because it's more my space and I keep it up most of the time. Do I re-arrange things around from time-to-time to make it work more efficiently for my ever-changing family, yes, quite often actually. I do like when it looks good, and I strive to keep it this way.

    DaNita

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  79. Love that you have a pantry full of TUPPERWARE!!!!! My mom was a Tupper Lady for more than 40 years...she passed away on January 25th.

    I have decided to carry on through her and was wondering if we could send each others people to each other's site? I could post a link to your site with these pictures....
    Let me know, I think it would help both of us! =)

    Love your site and tips....You amaze me!


    Thanks for thinking about it....Be well!

    Denise Guin
    Premier Designs Jewelry and Tupperware consultant

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  80. Haha!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has a little stinker who destroys everything else in his line of sight when I'm working on a project. Small sacrifice for such a great working space. Congrats.

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  81. I am literally drooling . . . What a dream pantry!! Thank you for sharing. It definitely gives me something to strive for!

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  82. I LOVE the fact that you are using Tupperware!! It is one of the best ways to get organized from the pantry to the garage. As a new Tupperware consultant this is what my pantry will look like in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  83. Would I love to have a pantry like yours! How refreshing to have a place for everything. I'm amazed. Thank you for the inspiration! I will have to look around for those ideas you speak of for turning small spaces into a pantry.

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  84. I love your pantry! How many tupperware containers do you use? Thanks for your great ideas.

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  85. I LOVE the pantry! I have some of those blue tupperware at my house! Of course I got them as hand me downs but they are great! Have you bought yours recently? Where are they still available? Oh and my 2 year old does the SAME thing. Loves dumping the games, ignores his toys. Oy! :)

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  86. Absolutely LOVE it! That is by far the best picture I've seen since starting Tupperware almost 4 years ago, including my own....... Anyone in the eastern Massachusetts area that would like some help getting started, contact me at lisascimone@my2.tupperware.com.

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  87. I am a little slow in finding this blog(bless you Pinterest!)...but it is a little bit of heaven! I cannot wait to start on my pantry......you really have inspired me and I cannot wait for my day off to start my pantry project! Thank you!

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  88. I absolutely LOVE your pantry! If I had a corner pantry I would SO do mine like yours!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  89. Great job!!! I'm in the process of doing my pantry similar to this. Have you given any thought to using a can organizer instead of the baskets?

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  90. I love this! But we have a tiny kitchen here. Our "pantry" is two drawers, one for spices, and things like nut butters, cacao, etc. The other drawer is for cans and bags of beans, flour, containers of vital wheat gluten and nutritional yeast, and a few odds and ends. I have a shelf for glass jars and containers of things like rice, and other grains, etc, which is probably the most organized area of the kitchen. What could I use to keep my drawers better organized? I try to organize them by like ingredients (beans with beans, chilis with chilis,etc), but the drawer quickly becomes a huge mess. I need ideas to keep things like that, as well as the window sill we use as storage for bags of onions, garlic, fresh herbs,and the cleaning and drying towels. That also become a huge mess. Thanks!

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