How to Clean the Kitchen Pantry

Something was really bothering me lately…I must confess!  My pantry was a mess.  That is putting it mildly!  Months worth of stuffing, dumping flour, nuts, and other trash.  Kids running in and out grabbing this and that.  My lovely daughters love to help clean the kitchen but guess where they put EVERYTHING????

…In my pantry, where ever it can be stuffed. 

They learned from me, sadly.  As daunting and revolting as the job may appear to start with, it is not beyond a fix!  Watch my video below.  I show how to make a huge job very simple just by having a method to go by.  Everything is easy if you have a system.   There is hope!

It is very embarrassing to show you all how bad my pantry had become.  With putting a garden in, making fresh dairy products each day, and trying to move, it is no wonder my pantry looks like a tornado went through!
Following the next four steps, making sure to put everything in their proper families, little by little, I got this pantry in order…
When I moved the shelving out, I found all kinds of disgusting debris.   A little soapy water can fix that problem!  I moved the shelf over and swept everything first.  Next I washed the floor really good as well as the shelving.
The last part of the job is always MY FAVORITE of all!!!  Oh, what fun!  I love putting things back to their homes, back in an orderly fashion.  It is so rewarding.  I actually walk into my pantry several times each day just to look at it.  Oh, it makes me so happy!  Have fun cleaning out one of your closets or pantries. 

0 thoughts on “How to Clean the Kitchen Pantry

  1. Gidday Erin. Nice cleaning job!! Ok ,now I can notice my pantry needs a good tidy and sort out. Off I go….Loved the painting of the girls you did on your plate in your earlier blog You really are a clever girl. Your mothers day blog was so nice as well. xx Vicki

    • We are of kindred spirit! I like things tidy- a place for everything and everything in it`s place. But life happens, and the reality of it is- things pile up! I loved what you said about how you go in the cleaned-up area just to look at it because I do that too!!

  2. My pantry is a blessing to me-our kitchen is very small so having a pantry really helps-I enjoyed watching your video last week on You Tube very good and helpful advice

  3. Thank you for the inspiring video, Erin. Your cheerfulness is contagious. 🙂 How long did it take you to do your pantry? I either way overestimate or underestimate how long a project like that will take. When I overestimate, I just get overwhelmed and think that I will “never” be able to make significant progress on whatever the project is and give up. When I underestimate, I end up finding that I’ve run out of time, again give up, and just stuff things back to where they were.

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