I’ve been wanting to organize my little pantry for quite some time now. Every time I cleaned it, it would go right back to how it was–a hot crazy mess. So I knew that I had to make a change and really organize with baskets and sealed containers.
The only problem with that is that I didn’t want to get those nasty little bugs (weevils) crawling everywhere and in everything.
I did some research and placing bay leaves in rice, flour, grains, cereal etc..seemed much easier than freezing 50lbs of rice. Everyone swears by it so I’m hopeful that it will work for me. I’ve used the rice since I added the bay leaves, so–no–you won’t taste the flavor of the bay leaves. Just place one or two leaves in the containers, and voila. I’ve also placed a few on the shelves and floor of pantry.
Back to the organizing, I was inspired while doing my Pinterest surfing a few weeks ago. So I took my butt to Home Goods a few days after Thanksgiving and they had lots of storage containers for a very good price between $4.99 to $13.99 . I already had a few at home, so I bought more and a few baskets to store other items such as all my breastfeeding bottles and breast-pump parts. I need to make it more neat as well, but I was exhausted.
So, there you have it. I should have taken before pictures, but I sort of just did it unexpectedly. It took me a few hours, and it was well worth it.