July 21 , 2015
Now that you know a minimalist that does have a stock pile let me tell you how I keep it from looking cluttered and just thrown together .
First I keep like things together . I do use the see through storage tubs so that I can see whats inside if I do not chose to label the tub .
In my Bathroom I have a small closet and thats where I keep my small tub of make-up , all of my hair stylers and all my body lotion . That is where I will be using them so it makes sense to store them there . Under the double sink I store all the shaving cremes , sunscreens and Listerine .
The Spare Bedroom :
All shampoo`s and conditioners are stored on a shelf ,that I simply put inside , the spare closet because there are many of them . This is where I store all body washes , hand soap and bar soaps . On the top rack in this closet I have a few small tubs with medication aka cough syrup , cough drops and first aid bandages and wraps .
I have devoted one wall to store my can goods . I keep English peas , Green beans , Tomato`s , Corn and Veg-all . I also have evaporated milk , Chef Boyardee and soup .
At the other end of this wall is where I keep the condiments such as ketchup , mustard , mayo , bbq sauce , Ragu and hot sauce .
If I have the chance to stock on dog food ( its rare ) I also store it in this room .
The Pantry :
I am extremely lucky to have a pantry in this house and I make good use of it .
This room has shelves on the back wall but I added several free standing on two of the other walls and under the the shelves that are already in place and I filled this room .
The newest shelf addition is not full at all and I do plan to rearrange this room to better suit my needs .
The large wall shelf I added hold tea , cocoa and coffee . On the lower part of this shelf I have my homemade can goods . Jelly and Jams . Relish and pickles . Pickled okra and squash .
Now to the monster ; The wall of shelves .
Top shelf is very high so I put the toilet paper , kleenex and paper towels up there .
Next down is where I keep sugar and sweeteners . Rice and dinner napkins / Scott`s wipes .
The third one I keep boxed potato`s , An assortment of noodles and pasta , packs of seasonings and gravy packets Salt and sugars .
The bottom shelf holds salad dressings , croutons , crackers , oatmeal and grits .
Now to the small shelves I added under the mounted shelves : I have store bought relish ( sweet and dill ) Sweet pickles , bread and butter pickles and dill pickles . Size range from small jars to huge jars . I have peanut butter and salsa . One is full if drinks such as rice milk , sunny delight , juice , boost and V-8 .
Am I finished ? Nope :)
In the breakfast nook there is a single cabinet and I store kitchen paper products there . Paper plates and bowls . Plastic spoons and forks . Aluminum foil and freezer baggies / storage bags / sandwich bags . Large lighters and grill stuff .
Under the kitchen sink I added a double decker shelf on one side to store the dish washing liquid . Next I have lined up cleaners such as fantastic to oven cleaner to air freshener .
So now you know how a minimalist keeps her stockpile . Its just like I keep my shoes and my clothing closet , neat !
By Andria Perry