We don't have much cabinet space in the kitchen, but we do have a nice sized storage room where we have our laundry, storage and our pantry. It started as a bookshelf. Then we put a table in front. 2 roomies who moved out over the last 2 years left a bunch of her food and so what started as individual shelves turned into a big jumble. When we get back from the grocery store we just kind of throw our food in there.
As I'm sure you can imagine, it means that we easily forget what we've purchased and so when it's time to fix dinner, sorting through this madness is the last thing anyone wants to do.
So I'm on a mission! I'm going to organize it.
As Peter Walsh says, "No one makes good choices in a messy kitchen". And it's so true. It just stresses me out to even look at it. I'll keep you updated right here on bgettinghot. My goals for the space include moving the table away so that we can more easily access the shelves. Having all food neatly organized so that I can quickly see what I have and what I need more of. Since one of my goals is to cook at home more, I've been working to make the kitchen more of a space I want to spend time in and that includes the pantry. Stay tuned!