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when organizing your pantry the creation is end is a perfect way to get started creating an area for snacks for the kids drinks for the family even dinnerware and serving pieces is a great way to see what you have and get to it easily it can also save you time and money at the grocery store
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hello everyone and welcome back to my channel so today I'm so excited to have another organizational video for you guys this is probably one of my most requested videos on both this channel and our family daily blogging channel and it is a pantry organization video now this is a video that I've been meaning to do for so long because you guys know me I'm pretty OCD when it comes to having everything neat and in place and it's been quite a while since I read in my pantry last and in the meantime while I've tried to keep everything as neat and organized as possible they've gotten a little bit out of place and I feel like this is a really common problem when it comes to you know wardrobe draw our pantry organization because it's something that you access all the time and if you're anything like me you're probably often in a hurry when you are accessing things in the kitchen because you know you've got to make your breakfast your morning tea your lunch your afternoon tea your dinner your dessert for both myself for my husband and the three kids as well so there there isn't much time to worry about putting everything back in its rightful place so I needed a pantry layout that was not just neat and tidy but also really easy to access and maintain at the same time so I set myself down and had a really good look at a whole bunch of magazines Pinterest boards YouTube videos you name it it came up with a whole lot of ideas that would make my pantry so much more functional and accessible so if you guys are interested in seeing how I redid my entire pantry then make sure to keep watching ok so as you can see in our kitchen we have two half pantries which each have drawers under them it was like this when we bought the house I'm not quite sure what the Builder was thinking in doing to half pantries but we make it work for us so in the first pantry we put lots of cooking items flour sugar and on the top shelf there you can see I've got extra flour sugar oil that kind of stuff and then down on this bottom rack here we have sources cans of food salt pepper a bit of extra cooking stuff like custard powder and coconut and that kind of thing and then this drawer actually comes out which makes it really really convenient to access a lot of the products in there then in our second pantry it's just a mess there's not much else I can say about it this first shelf I try not to put much there because the kids climb up and take it down which is why I don't want to have my bread and cereal there anymore and then on this first shelf I've just got a whole lot of other random stuff like where did this bucket come from I've got a couple of hot chocolate coffee pods and then we've got this thing that Heidi made for Easter at kindergarten which I didn't want to throw out these three baskets on the next level are some baskets that I talked about in a previous video which I'll link down below and I do want to keep those baskets because they've worked really well for us on the next shot up I've got a few more Easter decorations this container with one cookie in it Jameses I think there are me know acids random Papa we've got some party preparation food preparation kind of stuff up there and just a whole lot of random stuff up the top we have a picnic blanket a cupcake holder and then the kids three cooling bag lunchboxes and it just does not look good at the moment it's not neat at all so what I've done is I've gone out and bought a whole lot of new containers mainly from Kmart and IKEA so I'll make sure to give you guys the names of each product as I go along in case you want to buy them and I've also bought a few other little rubber seals which I'll talk about in a minute so these first containers are the tills Schlueter drive-through jar with lids from Ikea they're ten dollars I bought ten of them and they're really really good quality they're that hard polycarbonate they have the rubber seals on the inside which means that you're keeping your food a whole lot fresher for a whole lot longer all of the products that i am using have rubber seals on the inside it's a really important part when storing your food and the same thing goes for these jars that i've got you can see that they've got these orange rubber seals on the inside I think they're called rubber gaskets and then they've got these latches on the front of them which makes sure that you're keeping your food like quite airtight as well the fact that they're glass is really good because even though you know they might be a bit easier to break we're going to be a lot more careful with them for that reason but they keep your food a whole lot fresher and they do generally last a lot longer provided that you look after them so I don't love these orange rubber gaskets they're not my favorite things so I'm removing them and replacing them with these IKEA ones there were three dollars for a five pack so they're fairly affordable they're not really important to have but I just wanted to have the right the white seals on my jars so I'm just going to go through and replace all of those in a minute so the first jar that I bought you can see it was a three liter one the second was a two liter then I've got these five 50 mil ones and they're only two dollars from Kmart so really really good value there and then these ones I think they're about two and a half liters they're just a taller canister to put things like pasture in okay so now I'm just going to go through replace all of those rubber gaskets with the white ones that I bought from Ikea you and next I'm just going to go through and take all of the labels off these white IKEA containers I thought this was going to be a really annoying process because you know how when you get those containers where you can't get the labels off and you get all that excess sticky stuff on it you didn't get that with these ones so that is like one of my main motivations to buy these ones I hate dealing with annoying stickers the next step was just taking everything out of my pantry and putting it on my bench so I could visualize what I had and what I was going to put in which containers as you can see this made a really big mess that just really stressed me out so I really wanted to get this done as soon as possible so I went straight into business and write wrote down every single ingredient that I had up on my bench and then I drew a line down the middle and next to each ingredient I wrote what container I was going to put them in this was a great way to visualize how much I had of each product and which container would be most suitable for each product once I'd completed my list it was just a matter of filling each of the jars and trying not to make too much mess in the process but you know you're going to make a little bit of mess now in terms of labeling each jar I bought these clear rectangular labels from Avery there were twenty-four dollars from Officeworks but you get a hundred of them so they're really good value and then I just went into Microsoft Word on my mom's Mac and typed up each of the labels they already have the label templates preloaded into Microsoft Word which ma
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- Gregoria Schleimer
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I've studied peace education at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and I am an expert in transport economics. I usually feel apathetic. My previous job was cardiopulmonary technologist I held this position for 6 years, I love talking about juggling and ice diving. Huge fan of Mary Fitzgerald I practice golf and collect classic cars.
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