My resolution for March is to get organized.  I want to clear out the clutter and have the house organized from top to bottom.

The first area I tackled was the kitchen.  All the cupboards have been rearranged, fridge has been cleaned out and the pantry is completely organized.  Here is a before and after of the pantry:

PicMonkey Collage

The main things I did were throwing out expired food and taking a few items I rarely use and storing them downstairs.  And now, I can see everything in the pantry!

I am hoping this will help us to prevent food waste.  I was disgusted at how much food had gone to waste because I didn’t realize it was past its prime.  The same thing with the fridge and freezer, I felt so wasteful throwing out the amount of food we did.

To help with the organization, I picked up a few things at the dollar store.  The little blue bucket in the pantry and some wire shelving for smaller items.  I knew I needed a few things to help make it look better, but didn’t want to invest lots of money.  The dollar store has lots of little storage items…for a dollar.

While organizing, we have also donated 4 garbage bags of stuff to Goodwill, and there should still be more to come.  I have been tracking all of the donations so I can enter it in to get tax refunds.

Anyone have some awesome organization tips they use?

One Thought on “Getting Organized

  1. That’s awesome! I have been trying to clean out my house too. It needs to be done every so often.

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