Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme



This is what I tackled today...





My pantry closet! I found some very interesting things in the process....

...Like a five pound bag of Heath toffee bits....I was at Costco and bought those around the holidays to make a yummy dessert. I didn't feel like driving to another grocery store to get a smaller bag so I saved time by buying the 5 pound bag from Costco. Or how about the open bag of pop tarts. There's no telling how long that's been in there.





Or how about the 13 year old (I got them as part of a gift at our rehearsal dinner) soup and dip making kits.




Then there's the coffee bean grinder that I couldn't find for months and so I eventually went and bought another one...I'll be donating this one along with the rice cooker that hasn't been used in the 8 years that we've lived in this house.





I also found the reminders and remnants of several different diet phases....weight watchers....





Jenny Craig....





and the Atkins, South Beach, and sugar free diets.....





Lemonade anyone?





Cause you never know when they'll come out with a study that suggests bathing in lemonade as the new anti-aging secret. How does one accumulate this much lemonade, you ask? This is evidence of how poor my memory is. I'll be at Costco and have a craving for lemonade and forget that I had the same craving a month ago.



So, it's done...I finished. I threw out two garbage bags of ridiculously old, expired, stale food items. The before and after pics truly do it no justice. During my next Target visit I'll be buying plastic food storage containers because I still don't like this system...but it's definitely an improvement.



I also finally decluttered my daughters closet yesterday and gave my cousin 3 garbage bags worth of cloths for her daughter! WOOOHOOOO!

12 comments:

Elizabeth :) said...

WTG! That pantry is lookin awesome! I really do need to tackle our hall/linen/medicine closet. Ugh! Maybe next week? LOL Thanx for sharing your conquest!

Karen said...

That is a nice sized pantry. My pantry always gets mixed around.

Rick Rack Attack said...

Stop by anytime. I'll get you a glass of iced tea & you can put your feet up. You've been busy!

Confession of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Nice job! I love having an organized pantry. Good for you for tackling it!

happyhousewife said...

Great job, I was laughing hard at the all the diet food... cleaning out your pantry is like reading your old diary, lol!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Oh, I dunno. I can tell a big difference between before and after. Especially if I make the pictures big! Way to purge all of that icky stuff!

BusyDad said...

Well you can rest assured that if there's ever a nuclear winter, you guys can make a decent living opening a lemonade stand :)

Heart of Wisdom said...

Good Job! It looks really great...I am jealous.

Pat yourself on the back or better yet come here and I'll pat you on the back, you done good.

Robin@heartofwisdom.com
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

Heather J. said...

Very nice..........
Don't you feel better now.
How long do you think it'll stay this way?

Wendy said...

Great Job!

I am envious of your nice sized organized pantry.

Piecake said...

If only you lived in the Chicago area, I would give you a dollar for the coffee bean grinder and take it off your hands!

Colleen said...

Wow, way to organize!

If it makes you feel better, we have three bottles of dish washer soap because neither my husband nor I seem to remember we already have it when we go to the store. So call me if the US has a shortage, or we learn how to use it to fuel our cars.