So the challenge this week was my food storage room. I realize I am very lucky to have a whole room devoted to "food storage". We have some HUGE shelves set up in an unfinished room in our basement and I try to keep our essentials in stock. Cereal, pasta, cake mixes (yes cake mixes are ESSENTIAL in my family ☺), toothpaste, crackers, tissues.....etc.
One of the benefits of using coupons and getting multiple coupons is that you can stock up on your food storage. If you have 1 coupon to stack on a deal to get 1 package of cereal for .50....if you have 5 coupons you can get 5 boxes at that price. Eventually you have excess items that you can go downstairs and "shop" in your own store when you are out of spaghetti sauce at 7:00 pm. Or when there is nothing but crumbs left in the cereal box when you try to eat breakfast.
Just like when you get home from vacation, when you come home from the grocery store.....no one wants to unpack. So this is what my food room looked like before:
Once again I was AMAZED at how many mostly empty boxes I had. By simply consolidating and removing the excess packaging and boxes the room started to open up instantly.
Here are the after photos:
Label Maker to the rescue!
THIS post earlier this year is on the top shelf.
And now time for the Side by side:
I had organized this room a few months ago, so this project took less time then I expected it would. Like I stated above, it was mostly plastic grocery bags, empty cases and boxes. Once I "unpacked" things started opening up instantly. A few trips to the recycle bin and one trip to the garage and I was done!
I just checked the weather, we have 3 days in the mid 50's this week so I'm headed outside for my next project...our garage. So stay tuned for that.
If you decide to join me in Spring Cleaning grab my new button from the right margin and send me some pics and I'll post them up here! If you don't want to send pics, stop by and tell us you are participating in our Spring Cleaning event. :)