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June 5, 2010

Other People's Pantries #123

From Brenda, in Framingham, Massachusetts:

Here are photos of my pantry and baking cabinet (where I spend most of my time).

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The shelves in the pantry are the non-spendy ones from Home Depot and the racks on the doors are aptly named Pantry Racks from the same manufacturer as the shelving. They hold WAY MORE than you would think and I now use them in tons of other places (like the playroom and my stamping studio).

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The spice cube I got from Taste of Home but I just saw it in the latest Harriet Carter catalog for $10 less.

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This was apparently a HUGE hit at this year's home show and I can tell you it is worth every red cent. You won't believe how much it holds!

Thanks for your site -- I find it invaluable and it is a featured site in my local Mothers and More Cooking Moms chapter!

On Saturdays, we peek into Other People's Pantries.

Come on -- show us your pantry.

Here's how.

Comments

awesome! thanks for sharing

That's a wow!
Organized and communicates it a fully working pantry. Excellent.

I'm Soooo jealous of walk-in pantries. Right now I have all my stuff crammed in a few small cabinets. It's an organizational nightmare.

This pantry looks like my dream. I love this column ;)

Lovely pantry and I loved that you shared that the shelves came from Home Depot! I can imagine the deliciousness that comes out of that pantry.

If I am seeing it right, this is not a walk-in, but a one bin deep set of shelves with the two doors doubling the storage space. Inevitably we compare these dreams to our own situation -- what inspiration!

My goodness! I think this is the best organized space I have seen yet. Fully functional! Thanks.

I want to go shopping in your pantry--it's fantastic!

What a completely fabulous pantry!

This pantry is a great inspiration. I need to reorganize NOW! I love the spice cube too. I think I will retire my turntables and try one! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for the nice comments! I do love having things organized but it's really out of *necessity* that I have set things up this way. I realized I had to do something when I went digging for something one day a couple of summers ago and a can of fruit EXPLODED! While cleaning things out I discovered five bottles of ketchup, four boxes of matzhoh (and I am not Jewish - I had them from my chocolate-covered-matzoh-palooza), three jars of four year old lemon curd, two very stinky potatoes and a a partri-i-i-idge in a pear treeeeeeee.....

Seriouly, though, it is SO much easier to plan meals, experiment with recipes and otherwise pull a MacGuyver in the kitchen when you know what you have.

Start small or with your favprite ingredients (spices, pastas, etc.) and organize them in a way that makes sense to *you*. It will snowball and before you know it you will be standing back looking at your space thinking like Julia Child!

I have SO enjoyed peeking into people's pantries! :D Brenda, your's rocks! I would love to have such an organized space. I have five cupboards that house all my condiments, spices and such -- so don't have a pantry. But I do use some of the ideas I have gleaned from here. Love the spice rack - and may check Harriet Carter - NOW. ;-)

Very nice, I too love your walk-in. Thanks so much for sharing.

Just wanted to say WOW

Well done! And I liked the spice cube - I have been eyeing it on Amazon wondering if it is worth it.

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