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Pantry Procrastination

June 27th, 2020 at 09:03 pm

There are things that I tend to procrastinate about. One is the kitchen pantry. I keep telling myself that I will straighten it up, and then I don't.

Well, today was the day and I did. I had straightened it up when we were first locked down, but I'm sad to admit that a lot of times I tend to put things where it is easiest instead of putting things away like I should. I always mean well, but...

Anyway, I had been saving a few things here and there. One thing was those mesh bags that fruit comes in. I had enough to make a scrubby out of them. Hubby was laughing at me as I was putting it together wondering what I was doing with them and I said getting ready to make a scrubby. It took me about 20 minutes to cut and trim the labels off the bags, but got it put together and with a little thread, sewed it into a nice fluffy one. Basically something out of nothing.

I am a jar collector. I like buying things in glass jars because I like the option of using them later. I used some of them as well as some canning jars to put things like oatmeal and popcorn in. It does help the pantry look a lot better.

We haven't been able to use our reusable grocery bags and we have a ton of plastic bags. I asked this week at both Aldi and Kroger and they said we can bring our own bags in. Kroger said we have to bag our own groceries if we do, but that's fine. It's always a gamble when you have them bag them because sometimes you get a kid who doesn't understand that cold stuff should be all put together. I have a lined bag for that and prefer to use it. So, hopefully I can recycle the plastic bags somewhere.

So, hopefully I will do a little better, at least for awhile, in keeping things straightened up in the pantry. I'm just glad I have a small one. At our other house we didn't have a pantry or much storage. I always drool over the food network shows where the cooks have a walk in pantry, but maybe it's a good thing I don't have one...more pantry to clean!



5 Responses to “Pantry Procrastination”

  1. LifeBalance Says:
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    It's amazing how organization like that can make you more productive (and feel better too). Good for you for getting it done!

    I've had the same experience with reusable bags. One grocery store that I regularly frequent allows them if I bag myself, which is fine with me. The other regular store for me doesn't allow them at all. The inconsistency in store policies is annoying. But it has made a difference in my behavior - I shop at the 'bags allowed' store regularly and just use the other one to fill in the gaps. We do have quite the stash of those flimsy plastic bags. I use them as liners for the bathroom garbage containers and to take things to Goodwill.

  2. Wink Says:
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    My favorite grocery store has started to let customers use their reusable bags again, as long as you bag your own groceries, which I also prefer to do. I've been doing a better job of keeping my small pantry organized and it's really helping me with meal planning and not buying things I already have because I can see what's in there!

  3. mumof2 Says:
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    I love a clean pantry and do a good clean out about every 4 months...we only use reusable bags here..plastic bags are 15c each if you use them from any store...our state has been like that for years so people are use to using reusable ones we did have to pack them yourself but not anymore..now the cashier can pack them...but our pantry is only for open stuff..we have a big shelf in the small dining room which is right by the kitchen that has all the closed extra food so it shows what we are low on...although not really adding much to that right now incase we have to move in 7 months!!

  4. Creditcardfree Says:
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    I'm about ready to throw the plastic bags in the trash, they will not let me drop them in the recycling bin.

    I'm starting to be a jar hoarder, too. Trying to use them instead of some of our plastic containers.

  5. My English Castle Says:
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    CCF--If you go into Kohl's regularly, they've done a bin for plastic bags. I stopped there the other day.

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