It’s the first Wednesday of a new month so it’s time for the second installment of Wonder if it Works Wednesday! This is where I take photos and share what one of my past organizing projects looks like TODAY and whether or not it is working for us. I guess you could think of it as the after the completed photos if you like. My pantry project was quite an endeavor that you can review here, here, and here if you like. The end results were great and I was excited to finally make use of it. Here’s one of the after pictures from the completed project:
Here is a photo of that same area this morning:
I need to remember to empty out the cereal bars into the snack basket although with it being 2 days after my grocery shopping trip and with 2 boys living here, I’d almost bet that box is empty and ready for the recycle bin. The rest of the pantry is also staying somewhat in order as you can see from the photos below:
I think the main obstacle with our organized pantry is simply trying to change our habits. I’ve taken quite a few extra steps while fixing dinner looking for canned goods in the cabinet over the stove to remember that “Oh, I store those in the pantry!” A few extra steps certainly aren’t going to hurt me though. The size of packaging containers also trips us up a bit. The boys like Pringles in their lunch sometimes and those canisters don’t fit well in the area I designated for chips nor can I dump a wholesale club (thanks to my husband) worth of granola bars into our snack basket. The snack basket seems to not be working well anyway. I’m not sure why. Also, things we moved such as our bulk pancake syrup (again, my husband) seem to get homesick for their pantry address and return. Overall, I do think the organized pantry is working for us unlike the recently organized refrigerator:
What organizing projects are working (or not) at your house? If you have an organized refrigerator, I’d also love to hear how you maintain it and if you have any suggestions for me.