Today I’m joining the Cozy Living Blogging Team hosted by the lovely Jennifer from Town & Country Living sharing our ideas for keeping things cozy this February.
I’ve decided to share with you my walk-in pantry, that’s hard to photograph by the way, it’s a favorite feature in our home and something I’d never be without again if I have a choice.
WHERE TO BEGIN
My life seems more peaceful and homey when I can keep things in order. Once a year I take everything out of the pantry, wipe down the shelves, and get things back in their place. Over the years I’ve tried different baskets and containers for keeping it organized and I do switch what I use from time to time always looking for the perfect fit.
I see all those pretty pictures on Pinterest of beautiful pantries but today your going to see a functioning pantry. For me it’s not about looking perfect all the time it’s about creating a space that works for my family and when I say my family I mean me. I’m the only one that does the cooking so I make it functional for myself.
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS IN THE PANTRY
I’m lucky and have outlets in my pantry and that’s where I keep the toaster, mixer, air fryer, and blender. I like to keep the kitchen counters clear of small appliances so keeping them in the pantry is the perfect spot, and here’s a little tip of mine. I also use the appliance right where they are; no getting them out to use them on the counter top. It’s the perfect fit for me.
PERFECT PLASTIC STORAGE PIECES
I like using plastic storage the best. It’s easy to clean, I just pop it in the dishwasher from time to time, it doesn’t rust like metal, and trying to clean wicker is a nightmare. I’ve found the best storage pieces at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, and The Container Store. When I find something that fits the space and works I buy several of the same piece and use them all over our cabin.
WHEN TO BUY
I know not everyone can run out and spend hundreds of dollars organizing a space but here’s a tip: when buying purchase something that’s always available. That way you can pick up one piece here and there and have the entire space match. I’ve found in the big box stores organization pieces come out right after Christmas and seem to flood the shelves through the end of January. So plan and pick up a few containers each week when you hit the grocery store.
HIDE THE SPACE
If you’re like me and only reorganize your pantry once a year try hiding the mess behind a curtain. For me I have a glass door so adding a cute and cozy farmhouse style curtain hides it when things get a little out of control. I already had a drop cloth in my stash so I used that as a curtain. Easy Peasy!
Now don’t forget to click the links below to see the rest of this months cozy ideas!