Remember when I showed the world my very unorganized pantry? In case you missed it, and as if I haven’t embarrassed myself enough, here’s my story of my pantry before the Brother P-Touch Label Maker.
As I said in my earlier post, I just let life get the best of me and let things slide. It was quicker and easier to just throw things in the pantry and go. This resulted in a non-perishable mess. Food was expiring because I couldn’t find it. Or just plain forgot about it. You know… out of sight, out of mind.
A mess. A big fat mess.
Thankfully, the Brother P-Touch came into my life. I’m on a “getting myself, my home, organized” journey. Since my pantry was a sore topic in my home, I thought it should be one of my first projects for my Brother P-Touch label maker.
As you can see from the before photo, my pantry was in chaos. Once again, I ask you to please not judge me. Part of the reason I think I let my pantry get so out of hand is, well… no one sees it (well now the whole world can if they visit my blog). I keep the door to the pantry shut, so only my husband, son, and I go in there.
I’m changing my attitude about this. I have decided to treat the pantry like any other room in my home. Anyone at anytime could go in there, so I need to make sure it is neat and organized.
So, I cleaned up my pantry. I first took everything off the shelves and threw away anything expired and outdated. Then I grouped all the non-perishable foods into categories… soups, cereals, breads, snacks, etc. I used my Brother P-Touch labeler to print out the categories of food I keep in my pantry, and stuck them onto the ends of my pantry shelves.
I also have a spot on my pantry shelves for canned fruit and drink/shake mixes. Now I have a cleaned up, organized, everything has a place, everything in its place… pantry.
The important thing now is to be consistent. I have labeled where food types go — all we have to do is put things in their designated spaces every time.
I am excited about the things I’m going to use my Brother P-Touch desktop label maker for when I start my spring cleaning in a few weeks. I’ll try to share some of my projects with you.
What could you use the Brother P-Touch label maker on?
Check out the Brother P-Touch Facebook Tab to see how other people, like me, have used the Brother P-Touch label maker to get their lives and homes organized.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
How I Organized My Pantry with Brother P-Touch Label Maker (PTouchAmbassador) –su.pr/1UsCXK
— DonnaChaffins (@DonnaChaffins) March 1, 2013