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Kitchen Cure, Week #1 Assignment. Declutter Pantry/Fridge
So I decided to join the Spring 2010 Kitchen Cure--a 4 week mission to declutter the kitchen and pantry. It fits in very well to my "Get rid of one thing everyday theme for the year".

Last night I took all my before pictures, but will only disclose them as I complete each section of the kitchen. Today, I took on my albatross--the hallway pantry. Technically, it's not really part of the kitchen, but because my kitchen is a galley style and doesn't have a pantry in it and because the builders created 2 full closets in the front hallway (one twice as wide as the other, I decided right after moving in, in 1988, that I would make the small closet into a pantry.

So at some point in 1989, I got the supplies I would need and added shelves, but it was an involved job and after only 4 of the planned 6 additional shelves went in, I came to a screeching halt. Instead of finishing all these years, I've had two wooden shelves, held up by stacked plastic cups behaving as "temporary" shelves. Yeah, since 1989.

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See? And that's how it's been ever since. And here's the state of the rest of it--it's a space that has been begging for some attention and decluttering for a while now.

But now, after only a few mishaps (such as my ongoing and terminal inability to measure ANYTHING correctly), I got two new, permanent shelves installed.

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To celebrate, I went through the rest of the pantry and decluttered and then put the pantry back together.

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In fact, my efforts were so successful, I was able to pull more pantry items from a lower cabinet in the kitchen into the hallway pantry. This particular lower cabinet was also on the list of things I wanted to address during Spring 2010 Cure, so this is a good start as my Before and After there shows.

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And After

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And that's Day 1.

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spinthemoon From: spinthemoon Date: February 28th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Is that elfa?

You are a brave woman. There is no way in hell I'd post a picture of my pantry.
jzygail From: jzygail Date: February 28th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Well, y'know, it's making me stick with the program. Besides once I got the project done, there was no way in hell I wasn't showing it off. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 1st, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nice

Well done.
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