I know we all have that one headache cupboard that becomes a catch all for all of our random spices, baking, and seasonings.
I started this project by pulling everything out first and and then grouping all the inventory. Here is the step by step breakdown of how to do this project.
Clear and clean the space completely.
Place items on a cleared space like a table or counter and start grouping like items.
Take note of expired, gross, and never used items and toss them out.
Now, look at what you have left and take a quick inventory because next is the fun part, SHOPPING FOR CONTAINERS! Take some measurements before buying anything and consider how each item will fit into the containers your are interested in. I found these little plastic baskets and spice canisters that came with pre-printed labels (Don't forget to date your spices). I used these chalkboard labels and got these paint pens because the chalkboard pens don't work all that well. Also, if you make a mistake, you can use rubbing alcohol to remove and redo! If you want to go the clear see-through bin route, here are some links for large, medium and small ones. Another item your will need is a stepped spice holder so you can get to all of them.
Now all you need to do is place all your items in your new bins, and funnel all the spices into matching canisters and label! If your shelves allow for it, you may want to consider moving them around to better fit all your items. I moved the bottom shelf up 1 notch so the spices in the back can be taken out easily.
Enjoy being able to find all your items!! You are now organized!
Food Pantry For Rentals
My clients is currently renting an apartment in Boston and it didn't have a designated pantry space. Fortunately, it did have a small closet right near the kitchen. After much deliberation about where the jackets would go, my client and I knew that the pantry was way more vital than a coat closet.
This converted closed became a much needed food pantry very easily. The Items I used where easy to instal and more importantly, nonpermanent.