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Monday, October 3, 2011

A Great Find

I have only a small pantry inside my house.  It's okay for day-to-day stuff (I've shown it before) but I like to buy by the case when things that I use a lot are on sale.  Storage of these things has always been a challenge. On my carport I have two large closets - they only have tiny "shelves" which are formed by the two by fours which the closets were built of and in one of them we have an extra refrigerator and a freezer.  In the other I put a large shelf for my canned goods.  That worked okay but it was hard to see things and to find what I was looking for.  Last week I ran across a shelf someone was getting rid of and I immediately brought it home with me.  I was like a kid saying "it's mine...don't touch it!"  This is the result.


Having canned goods outside isn't ideal but this closet has the carport on one side and a porch on the other so the sun never even touches the walls.  With the concrete floor it stays cool in the summer.  And in the winter with the overhead light on it stays warm enough to keep anything from freezing.  Am I organized or what?  :)

20 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

That is a great find....i want one...!!

Enjoy

Ray and Jeanne said...

Really nice! You can see and get to everything! But...I'd need to get rid of that "Little Debbie" sign... you know, the power of suggestion! ~Jeanne

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A 'Little Debbie' cart - how wonderful! Super find and I don't blame you for 'claiming' it.

Julie Fukuda said...

Now you are singing my song, a place for everything and everything in its place. Our storage space is also small and the right arangement makes all the difference. Good job on that one!

Quilt Hollow said...

Great find! You are very well stocked!!!

Truffle queen said...

What a great find!! Little Debbie - isn't she the best!!!

JCnNC said...

It was just meant to be for you to find that shelf - great organization. Judy C

Lori said...

It's so hard for me to imagine being able to leave canned goods "outide" in the winter time. Ours would be a frozen brick after the cans would burst open. Just one more reason to move south! :)

Jody Blue said...

What a great find, you are VERY organized!! I have day dreams of a walk in pantry.

brenco1 said...

Awesome thinking. Great idea

Sheila said...

You are definitely organized and you have plenty of food should you have a power outage ;-)

Snoodles said...

Hmmm, was there another where you found that one? LOL I can't stand trying to find stuff in my pantry! No light, and everything on the same level = no can find. Now, your way equals happy!

Michelle said...

I love it, and I'm jealous!!!

paulette said...

Wow!! You have your own mini store there!! Now I know where to go when I need to borrow a can of soup...haha
SCORE!!
P

Gmama Jane said...

You hit the jackpot with that one Marlene!! Woo Hoo!! Good for you being in the right place at the right time!! My niece and nephew own the local Food Valu and I may just be "hinting" for them to THROW one My way!!
Blessings
Jane

Laura said...

Wow. That is great!

Quiet Quilter said...

Before reading, I thought what a nice arrangement for FQs!!! You are really organized if you have the canned goods arranged so that you can use the earlier expiration dates first....

Tracy P. said...

That is fantastic! What I wouldn't give for some organized shelves!

Madame Samm said...

OK, I can wrap myself around this...delightful...I will not be showing you my pantry lol. It looks like a store..I have rows and sale items. lol. Not really..but this ...I really love...

Ohhh love the cat pillow...meowwwwww

Alice Grace said...

How creative is that! I love it, so neat and organized! Makes me want to clean out my pantry!