Monday, February 11, 2013

Snack Organization in the Pantry

I don't really have a 'pantry'.  I have a cabinet that I bought at Lowe's that I call a 'pantry'.  It makes me feel good just saying the word 'pantry' to people.  And the cabinet has been great for adding storage space for food and whatnot.  But It was getting difficult to keep it organized without a little help.

I decided to Rubbermaid it up in here.  I bought some Rubbermaid containers to organize the snacks... now, those containers aren't really cheap.  If I had bought them all at one time, it would have cost me about $50 to buy what I needed and $50 is needed for important groceries, like milk and Midol.  So, I bought one container every budget period until I had myself quite the little collection.  Along with the containers, I bought some chalkboard labels and a pencil sharpener.

I sharpened the chalk.  I KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS POSSIBLE EITHER.  It was a gamble, but chalk is cheap.

I put the labels on the containers and labeled 'em up, using my sort-of-fine tip chalk.

We eat large amounts of Chex Mix in this house.

Now, I have tons of containers for all our snacks:

This is what Rubbermaid happiness looks like.
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  1. This is really great. I don't have a pantry either, but like you have shelves in my dining room as a make-shift pantry. Thank you for sharing this, and the chalk tip.

  2. You should submit this to Rubbermaid as an ad for real life use. (All those years of teaching and I never knew chalk could be sharpened.)

  3. I had no idea you could sharpen chalk. I am totally going to try that. BRILLIANT! Your *pantry* looks great. I am sure it will make gathering snacks more efficient :)

  4. OMG! I am so doing that to all my chalk now! I did not know you could sharpen it either!!

  5. I need to do this. We just throw stuff in the pantry and sometimes things get lost back there. We'll have several boxes of oatmeal already in there I but without knowing it, I buy more.

  6. Sharpening chalk! (Smacks head!) Great idea - who knew?

  7. definitely rubbermaid happiness! lovin the chalk tip!!

  8. GREAT idea! Thank you for the tip about chalk! Your pantry looks wonderful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. I looks wonderful!! I am about to go through and store all my different food items in food storage containers, so thanks for the great ideas! Pinning to my organization board. Have a great week!

  10. So cute for a pantry! I need to get in mine asap and get organized!

  11. Thanks for sharing the great idea on {Share the Love} Linky Party at I'm obsessed with chalkboards, so this is awesome!

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