My pantry is always a mess. I have so much stuff, and I always just throw things in there. It is beyond frustrating to open the door and not be able to find what you need. Or find 3 boxes of the same thing, because you didn’t realize you already had one. Normally I am pretty organized, I can not stand clutter, I had piles of junk places, and things just need to get put in their place. But for some reason, my pantry is a different story. Part of the problem is the size. It isn’t huge, but it is plenty big for the average kitchen. Just big enough to hold too much stuff, but too small to have everything in plane sight. Well, this month I decided it was time to get organized, and turn things around!
I am working with OXO and their POP Containers to finally get things under control. You can see from the before pictures, that things were a mess. Things had their general shelf they were supposed to be on, but no real rhyme or reason to it. The POP Containers are all square or rectangular and perfectly stackable. So I can use the height of the shelves to stack things. Stacking 2 boxes of crackers does not work real well. But you can put the crackers in the POP Containers, and then they stack perfectly. My 9 year old has fun opening and closing the containers with just the press of a button. Perfect for small hands, or just about anyone.
An added bonus of the containers, my food is staying fresher longer. I didn’t really think about that, but the containers create an air tight seal. The boxes of crackers did not do that, so my cereal and dry goods are definitely lasting longer as well! I am one of those strange people that loves to admire my work. So I will honestly, just open the pantry door to see how pretty it looks. It is a night and day difference, and I am absolutely loving it! You can pick up all of the OXO Containers that you need to get started with your pantry at The Container Store.
During the month of October, you can enter to win your own organization set from OXO. You can win a prize pack worth $500, which includes your choice of OXO Storage & Organization tools as well as a $250 Elfa Giftcard. The giveaway runs from October 13 – October 31, so be sure you click here to enter!
**I was not compensated for this post. OXO did send me the containers, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.