My mission for today and tomorrow.. the pantry.
Our pantry started off beautifully when we moved into this house.. it was actually my mom who is responsible, she organized everything into baskets.. jars, you name it.. it felt like a little store when you walked into it. It was glorious.
Then it became this.. for which I am responsible. It is a disaster.
So sorry mom. I promise to restore it to it's organized glory. The shelves actually aren't that bad, just needs a little tweaking, we have restocked our pantry since moving in.. so things are stuck here and there... but the 'bones' of that organizing is still good. See mom, not all of your hard work has been buried in mess.
It is actually what is below the shelves that concerns me.
Oh my gosh.. no words.
I had this vision of a row of wooden crates along the bottom/floor.. full of the kids craft supplies. Easy for them to pull out to use at the kitchen table.. should be great right? Well.. time to make it a reality. We have been here since March and the only thing unpacked is their crayon jar.. only because it was never really packed in the first place! The colouring books you see here are new ($1 each at Michaels!!).. cardstock came from my stash.. the box is full, and there is another box and bag downstairs.. waiting to see the the light of day once again.
I found these bins and baskets at Winners.. I still hope to grab a wooden crate or two to mix in.. but these should hold the bulk of their craft stuff... and play food etc.
It is a wonderful pantry.. huuuuge, and a walk-through from the garage door.. which is just genius in my opinion. If you can walk through it that is.. it is kind of like an obstacle course these days..
So.. why am I blogging this? To hold myself accountable so I actually get it done! Those bins.. been sitting there for over a week already. Plus.. summer vacation is finally here.. and seems to be the month of never ending rain, so we need some crafting time darn it!
A few months ago, James and I got ambitious and made a 'family organization centre' on the one wall. With a basket for incoming mail.. chalk board for grocery list.. bulletin board for newsletters etc... oh my gosh, I can only bring myself to share this one picture..
That is supposed to be just 'incoming mail' ..you know, where it all goes before it gets dealt with and filed properly. OUT.OF.CONTROL ..seriously ...seriously!??
Must come up with a system.. maybe make it a late night project and open up one of those bottles of wine up on the top shelf!? ha ha!
OK.. going in... NOW! ..wish me luck.. ;)