You have to admit, that the process of getting organized is not always a pretty one.
Usually, you have to get your hands (or house) messy to create something beautiful.
I love organization.
The peace, order, and tranquility it produces makes me happy.
There’s one problem though…
I’m not organized.
Don’t get me wrong.
Capability is not in question.
I’m just not.
I suppose because it takes initial effort.
I couldn’t have someone come in and organize for me either because, well,
I’m a control freak.
Life has been pretty chaotic in our home this past year,
overwhelmingly chaotic in fact.
But this is a new year now,
so I promised myself to channel some Martha mojo
and get my house in order,
one project at a time.
Today it’s the pantry.
Here’s the way it was, not terrible, but that pile on the floor has been building!
Now to empty it.
The kids came home from school horrified and gasped,
“OMG! WE’RE HOARDERS!!!!!”
Shall we label this “Disaster Zone”?
We had to order pizza for dinner and yes,
my Christmas Tree is still up.
The pantry looks so empty and clean,
but it was GROSS!
The pantry needed some color.
I chose Urban Putty by Sherwin Williams, for the walls and Black semi-gloss for the shelves.
Urban Putty does a nice job at hiding exploded ketchup spatters on the wall and ceiling.
Are you ready for the reveal?
I chose to leave the underside white for light reflection.
An overhead light in the pantry would be a nice addition some time.
All the plastic containers are from Costco.
We buy A LOT in bulk at Costco or Sam’s.
Doesn’t every family buy weekly 5 pound bags of chocolate chips???
My kids walked in today and said, “Now THIS is nice!”
Are you organizing something?
I’d love to hear about it!
Leave a comment and tell me what organizing projects you have planned for this year!
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