Monday, January 18, 2016

A Minimalist - The Pantry - Before and After

January 18, 2016
Its been a while since I gave the pantry a good cleaning and organizing.

I really have not added much except salad dressings , croutons and crackers because I had bought up enough to do for around a year each time I bought an item such as mustard and pickle relish.

I did not have much to throw away, just a couple boxes of breading mix and a stale box of crackers that I will to the birds.

The paper towels had became lazy and was sliding everywhere and I just took them all down and moved them. I have thirty five rolls and I am proud to say I did not pay no more that a dime for each. I have enough for a very long time and I will not buy anymore till I am down to a couple rolls.

But I am low on toilet paper, I would like to keep as much of it as I can because its something that is used daily, for sure. That means I will be scanning the sale ads for name brand but cheap with coupons.

I decided to ditch some of those boxes and use the plastic canisters I have sitting around doing nothing. For the most part I filled them with pasta, cookies and coffee, green tea and Kool- aid type shots. 

I will admit that I have used a lot of the stock the past few months as well as donating to people who needed food and that is a good thing because I do not want it to just sit, I sure don`t want to buy more of some of the things.

Why? I am burned out on that product and I made a promise to myself that I will start making and canning most of the foods I eat.

Today I emptied a small shelf that sat behind me and is not in the photo but I did not get rid of it, I just put it on those shelves. I think I will fill it with my homemade canned preserves.

How does it look? 

By Andria Perry
Photos By Andria Perry - My pantry 1-18-16


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    1. Thank you. Yes I do a little extreme coupons and I made the resolution to use all of it this year and try my best to make my own of just about everything, Try is the word :)