So we'd all like to open our door to a neatly organized, color coordinated pantry but how do we acheive this with all the different sized boxes and cans that the assortment of food we stock comes in? If you are one of those people who bring your groceries home and take them out of their boxes and transfer them to some beautiful, matching, stacking, perfect containers, I am totally envious. I love that look. However, in my house coming home with armloads of groceries for our family of five, with three little tikes in tow is a task in itself. Getting all the groceries put away is a miracle. Transfering them to pretty containers is not an option.
Instead I corralled all the spare baskets I could find around the house. I then created some slim wood plaques, (you can pick up small, thin, craft wood at Michaels that can be cut with a utility knife) painted them with chalkboard paint and hot glued them onto my baskets. Now I can tuck all those mismatched, unsightly food containers into the baskets and I am still left with a tidy organized look. The best part, I can mark what is in the baskets on the little chalkboards and my husband can even find things in the pantry!!
Here is an example of the inside of one of the baskets.