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Old 07-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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How do you organize your pantry?

I'm not sure exactly where this question fits...

My pantry is a disaster! I don't have much space in my kitchen. Mr. callie built me a pretty pantry, but I'm always losing things in it!

How do you organize things in your pantry?

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Old 07-09-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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I have a pantry about 1.5'w x 7.5'h x 18"d

5 shelves top to bottom

Shelf 1 - Light stuff like pastas, rice, and cereals
Shelf 2 - Often used items - Broth, tomato products, vinegars, oils
Shelf 3 - Less used items - Soups, boxed items, Sauces, Marinades
Shelf 4 - Misc items like canned veggies, Mayo, ketchup, tuna, etc.
Shelf 5 - Heavy items, larger containers fryer oil, sugar, flour, etc.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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Hmmm? My pantry is sort of silly since my house isn't air-conditioned. However, I have a shelf that includes all pastas and dried beans/legumes.

Then, I have all manner of whatever canned things I might have, beans, sauces, fruits, sauces (although, I can nearly all my tomato products), whatever. Make most of my broths so no canned there.

That pretty much sums up my canned goods. Although I will admit to the occasional purchase of artichoke hearts and other treats.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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hi, callie! my pea in a pod!
my pantry is just fit items where you can!
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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I just keep like items together.

Canned tomato products
Dry pastas and grains
Canned and boxed broths
Dry herbs and spices
Oils
Vinegars
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Orga... what? Not familiar with that word.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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hi, callie! my pea in a pod!
my pantry is just fit items where you can!
hi, luvs!! that's what i do, too...but that's how i get in trouble. it's a small pantry - but i never can find things i KNOW are there. then after i buy the item again, i find the "lost" one. sigh
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #8
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Orga... what? Not familiar with that word.
obviously, i'm not either!
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:52 PM   #9
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The only rule in my pantry is that cereal, crackers and chips are on a low shelf, so when the kids were little they could reach. Also, I have a small plate that I keep syrup on so I don't end up having to scrub sticky off the shelves. I also have a 2 tiered lazy susan for spices and those little wire racks for cans. Oh, and I have 2 baskets on the floor under the bottom shelves for all the stuff that won't fit anywhere else. Hmmm...reading this it sounds organized, but really it just has "organized potential".
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Orga... what? Not familiar with that word.

Where did you see this word? It happens to be the beginning of the word organize, as in how do you organize your pantry.
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