Today it was time to clean and tidy up my pantry.
It is really not too bad but was definitely time to check for anything lurking in the background. I wiped out all of the shelves, decanted a few things into the new jars and generally re-arranged it to work a bit better.
The space on the bottom shelf is where the dehydrator normally lives but I was using it when the photo was taken. The pack in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo is some gluten-free bread mix which was 18 months past its best before date but I made it anyway and it turned out well. There is a second pack in the box which I might make up next weekend.
I have moved a few things out of the pantry – a large coffee plunger which now lives on the shelf above the oven with the other coffee plunger and the teapot. The coffee grinder which we never use is going to the op shop along with a plastic container which belongs in the freezer but I never have it in there as it just wastes space and limits how much I can pack in. Finally, the pile of plastic plates and bowls (meant to be disposable but I keep washing and re-using them) have been moved from the pantry. I have kept 2 of each in the cupboard for the grandchildren but the rest will be stored in the sideboard for use at BBQ’s or other events. One day I may decide to offload them altogether but not just yet.
I did not take a photo of the bottom shelf and the floor but suffice to say they look a bit better, too.
On the weekend my husband said he was going to tidy up the pantry. In a state of mild alarm I tried to get in and tidy it up first, because I didn’t want my system changed. We ended up doing the job together. I really like the way you have the baskets set up in your pantry. A very good idea that.
I laughed at the thought of you trying to tidy up first. 🙂 The baskets were one of the things I wanted when we renovated the kitchen a few years ago. They are fantastic and I would highly recommend them.