Over the last week, I under took cleaning out and organizing the pantry. It didn't come out exactly the way I had hoped. To begin with, I purchased some MDF to reinforce the shelves. Problem is I was off on my measurements... I'm about 1/2 an inch too long. I don't have a circular saw to remedy the problem, but I hope to get access to one in the next week or two.
Then, I wanted to paint a piece of plywood with chalkboard paint so I could make hanging grocery list. Strike 2. My chalkboard paint was dried out.
I also discovered I need more bins and storage containers. But at this point in time, I refuse to buy anything more. Part of this exercise is clean out and get rid of things.
Oh well. Things happen when you are undertaking projects, and you just have to run with what you've got. The end result isn't perfect, it isn't nirvana. But it is organized for now.
Here is the before:
And here is the after:
So here is the plan for next week: I'm going to do my laundry room. It's tiny, painted an overly bright yellow and has no storage. The dogs sleep in there at night. And for some reason, it is a catchall for everything in the house, even though it is out of the way. I can't believe I am going to actually show you this picture. Ugggh... Ok, here goes.
My game plan?
- Clear out the extra junk.
- Reinforce the shelving.
- Add some darker colors to knock down the bright yellow.
- Give myself someplace to store laundry baskets.
For more organizational inspiration check out Coming Clean: Confessions of an Imperfect Parent