Pantry Before and After

The pantry project is complete.  Thank goodness!  By removing many of the items, we have so much more room now!  Some of the excess went to the Goodwill. Some in the trash.  And some just relocated to other cabinets in the kitchen.  The end result brings me much joy!

A few days ago, I showed in detail the chaos that was my pantry.  (Click here to read more about my pantry  clean up process.)  Let’s take another look at some before pictures so we can truly appreciate the after!

And now……drum roll please…………

Look at all that extra room!

One of my favorite purchases was the three tiered can organizer. What a space saver!   And it’s so easy to see what you have on hand as well! If you don’t already have one, you won’t regret the purchase.

tiered can organizers from Target and Fred Meyer

Previously, things were tossed into plastic storage bins that weren’t easy to see through.  The new clear containers allow us to see exactly what is inside!  Less mess and less headache!

basket from Michaels, tall canister from Ikea, square canisters from Target


square canisters from Target


baskets from Target

And those labels…..don’t you love them?  (Click here to learn how to make the pantry labels.)

basket from Fred Meyer


And here are a few other views of things that were re-organized…  The apron/stool/recycling corner before…

And the after….

I installed hooks to hang the aprons and stool from.  Recycling was moved under the shelves (you can see it under the shelf, right behind the stool).  It is out of the way and surprisingly, we can fit a lot more recycling in there than before!

And the printer and cereal areas before….

And the after….

wooden drawer storage from Fred Meyer


basket from Michaels

And a few last shots of the after….


Isn’t it amazing what a little time and effort can do to your pantry?!  I can’t help but ask myself why I didn’t do this sooner!!


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  1. Okay.

    1. That is amazing! I mean truly and envy inducing amazing …

    2. Thank you so much for joining our challenge!

    3. If you follow the link below, you can grab (scroll to end of the post) the “I DID IT” button to include in your post …


  2. This is awesome! great job!!
    I really love the labels you made and your baskets and containers. You must feel so peacefully organized now! what so your kids think of it? it will be good for them to learn to keep it organized and you have made it so easy for them to do so…go momma!
    thank you for joining in the challenge :)

  3. fantastic! it looks great and I adore those labels! I’m sure those baskets and canisters will make it much easier to keep everything organized from now on too.

  4. This is AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!! WHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i am so impressed it looks fantastic and those chalkboard tags are AWESOME!!!!!!! You must be soooooooooooooooooo happy!!!! it is just fabulous!!!! A BIG CONGRATS!!! sending hugs and remember to hop over to my blog on tuesday to hook this incredible accomplishment up to the Celebratory blog hop party!!! hugs…

  5. Your pantry looks fabulous! We will be remodeling our bathroom and a small room in such a way that I will have a pantry much like yours in the future. I can’t wait!

  6. WOW! What an amazing transformation! I can’t believe the task you completed! Thanks so much for joining our challenge! I can’t wait to see the tutorial on the labels!

  7. It looks amazing and so organized! Love all the baskets! I will be showing off my basement (it ain’t pretty but at least it’s now clutter free) tomorrow and then the big link party on Tuesday!

  8. organization like that just makes my heart sing! I’ll bet it’s so much fun to come home from the grocery store and put everything away…a chore before and now a pleasure!

  9. How cute, you keep your printer in the pantry! I applaud the re-organization! It is so nice to have a fresh start!

  10. Came over to get some more ideas for my pantry. I just did a post on my reorganizing that I did last week Wish mine was a beautiful pantry like yours and others I see in blogland but at least I can now find things!! Wow yours is a wonderfully big space!

    bee blessed

  11. Wow – it looks way better!!I love your cute little labels!! It’s about time I clean out my pantry again.

  12. I LOVE this. It must make you smile every time you walk into your pantry. I feel inspired just looking at your photos. God bless.

  13. WOW!!!! This is soooooo awesome!! My favorite part is the labels, they give it all such a cohesive look. I have never done labels because I change up my bins all the time…but I am reconsidering. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I can’t wait to see you all linked up tomorrow!!

  14. This is fabulous! LOVE the containers from Target, I am going to get some! GREAT job. XO, Pinky

  15. wow thats awesome! oh and I cannot wait to hear about those labels! this seriously is making me want to go empty out my pantry like right now. :) blessings!!

  16. This is so awesome. Your labels are adorable. You must really be enjoying the new space.Would be delighted for you to link up to my brand new party:

  17. You have really motivated me! Nice job! I love the way organizing makes feel. :)

  18. WOW!!! That is amazing!!! I have several areas in my home that I want to tackle this year. Those pictures are a GREAT motivator!

    Came over from Homemaker on a Dime :)

  19. Wow, looks awesome! What a transformation! :-)

  20. Oh I love it. What a fantastic pantry. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. I’m swooning over these pictures… I can’t wait to a. have a pantry that size, and b. have it SO organized. I already use bins in our little pantry, but it’s really more like a large cupboard. I’m your newest follower! I’d love it if you stopped by my blog sometime and check it out!


  22. So fun to see this again, thanks so much for linking up!! Karah

  23. Well done! Your pantry looks great now and I bet it’s so much easier to find stuff! I love the labels too…theyreally add to the whole effect. Congratulations!

  24. Great job. Amazing difference in the before and after. I just love an organized pantry – not that mine is, but I still love them. Maybe the next challenge.:)

    I’m also in the Northwest. Eugene area.

  25. You did an awesomely great job. You pantry went from fazzle to dazzle. Don’t you such love being organized. Love those labels and thanks so much for sharing with us how to do the. Now I know what my next project needs to be. Thanks for sharing you creative inspirations over at Sunday’s Best.

  26. Brilliant! I’m impressed with the sheer size of your pantry – cluttered or uncluttered!

  27. Fantastic job. Well done! xx

  28. Wow, this is completely inspiring. I love your labels, and I’m glad to hear you like your three tiered can organizer. I might have to get one of those. Thanks for sharing your hard work!

  29. Wow!!! What a transformation!! It looks amazing! I really need to do this to my pantry! I would love for you to come link up to my new link party!!
    Have a great day!

  30. Love your “new” pantry! Esp the labels! One idea that we have used for years is to take the cereal out of the boxes, roll the opened tops of the bags down, and just use a clothes pin to keep them closed. Then throw them all in a bin for everyone to pick from in the morning. No more dragging out five boxes of cereal each time (and then having to put them all away)! Plus you can see when your favorite cereal is almost gone (and no more empty boxes put back in the pantry)! The boxes of cereal in the pantry are always the unopened ones so you can tell quickly when you need to stock up. The kids love getting to pick out which box of cereal to open next. hmmm I think I need to go post this idea on pinterest….

  31. Beautiful job! I am in the planning stages of adding a pantry, so I really liked haveing a peak into yours!

  32. Wow! That is real organization! Very impressive. Thank you for sharing you skill at Potpourri Friday!

  33. i’ts lovely! I’ve just moved into a new to us home, and my pantry needs work! The baskets are appealing to me! I love IKEA and am blessed to live only 30 minutes from one! I have a few of their cannister type things but need to make a run to pick up plenty more! I’m happy to have stumbled upon your blog tonight.

  34. Fantastic job on the pantry and I know you’re loving the “after”! Thanks for linking up to my party ;).

  35. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a great space and now it is beautifully organized!

  36. WOW! That looks SO much better, I can’t believe the difference, I would totally hang out in there now and just look around! Great work!

  37. Wow! You did such a great job. I am actually jealous of your before too. My pantry is so small. It looks so fantastic now. The labels are great and I love the pop of yellow.

  38. Lovely! I’m inspired to fix up my tiny pantry. Are the Target containers a certain brand? I definitely need some of those!

  39. You’ve inspired me. Looks great!!


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