Here is my latest organization project - my PANTRY.
Although I've always had my pantry organized,
I've never used bins, until now,
and I must say.....
I love it!
As you can see, my pantry is not that big,
so the bins don't hold a whole lot of items.
However, they hold enough for a decent selection
of choices and the great thing is,
I can clearly see what I need more of
and what I have plenty of.
And, I used the same trick the grocery stores use,
I moved things around so they would appear
"new" and more accessible,
in order to catch the eye.
the FRUIT used to be stacked about
three rows up and no one considered it
as a snack to grab out of the pantry.
So, I moved it down on the row with the crackers
and chips and am hoping it will now become
one of the items to snack on.
Just above the fruit,
I marked one of the bins "LUNCH",
where they can grab a can of soup,
make chicken salad, etc.
That is right next to the bin with "PB&J".
This set up will make inventory so much easier,
as I can look into each bin and take note that I need
more items to fill that bin.
In fact, as I was shopping yesterday,
I was picturing my bins in my pantry and freezer (which is done the same way),
and had a great mental picture of what I needed and what I didn't.
I think this will cut down on buying more than I need,
because I only need enough to keep the bins filled.
And, although I didn't take a picture of the freezer,
it is organized the same way - with bins for different
items such as:
I especially like the "LUNCH" section of the freezer,
where I keep items that my son can cook
when he needs a quick meal
and I'm not here.
I have things like:
Pizza, Taquitos, Hot Pockets, Chicken Nuggets, etc.
Some wonder why I put so much time into organizing.
I've even heard women say it's a waste of time.
But I disagree.
Being organized keeps you from over-buying and keeps
you very aware of what you have and what you actually need.
Therefore, I'm being more efficient with my finances
when I'm organized.
This week I'm hoping to get to some cluttered closets!
Pictures to come, I'm sure!
See ya then!