Welcome to my pantry
When we moved into our home, there was no pantry to store food. The original walk-in pantry had been converted to a breakfast nook, (which we lovingly refer to as, cereal snook, thanks to one of my boys mistaking this for it’s name when he was littler.)
When I first met my kitchen, I was so floored by it’s 34 cabinets, and endless amount of counter-space, that I over-looked that it had no food pantry.
I felt the pain, shortly after moving in..
At first, I used the extra cabinet space to store food, but it quickly became very inconvenient, because all my food wasn’t really organized and in the same spot. I had some in the cereal snook, some in the built in lazy-Susan, and then yet some, over-flow, stocked up food in the hall closet off my kitchen.
Ugh, it wears me out to even talk about such ludicrous leaps of meal-conquering! I mean, as if cooking every. single. day, isn’t a task-and-a-half on it’s own.
I began my search for a pantry. I didn’t want a built-in, because that would mean tearing out existing cabinets, and I am not ready for a massive kitchen over-haul.
Besides– for now, I’m happy with the rest of my kitchen. (for now.)
I ended up finding something that works really well. I got this piece at a Liquidation Warehouse. It has tons of storage. All the drawers on the side, are perfect for holding bread, snacks, granola bars, potatoes, and paper towels, etc. The kids get the two bottom drawers for their cups, snacks, and other items they are allowed to get on their own. I keep small plastic cups there, so they can get their own water throughout the day.
This thing really holds a ton, and so glad I found it. All the lower drawers pull out, so no back-breaking, and I am able to use every square inch of it.
“She prepares her food in summer, and gathers her food in harvest.” Proverbs 8
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