Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cross that off the list!

As I pick away at reorganizing my way through the house I was able to cross another item off my list yesterday!

Remember - in order to create order one must create a mess! :)
This meant pulling everything out of the pantry - and throwing away things that have expiration dates from 2009!!  The shelves before, had become cluttered - this is why one either moves every couple years, or pulls everything out to simulate moving :)!

Then, one shelf at at a time, I tried to be methodical about how I laid out the shelves.............(as I look at this picture I see the Crisco can I temporarily set on the canned goods shelf until I had a place for it - it's no longer there!)

Of course the work is always more fun when one has a helper (NOT!)
It's done and now I just open the pantry door when I go by just to admire it!
Yes, I am aware there is a backstock of spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereal, etc.  This is what happens when one starts couponing (this is a whole separate post - soon to come)!

Today, since church was canceled because the snow FINALLY decided to show up (and it's melting already!!!!), I am going to tackle the last area that needs a do-over......the closet up in Randy's office that I keep my decorating supplies in (candles, glass pieces, candlesticks, silk plants, grasses, rocks, sand, etc).  Pictures of progress to follow!

P.S.  I got a NEW CAMERA!!! Finally!  I've wanted a new camera for a LONG time now and have been disappointed over and over again with blurry pictures!  I picked up a Canon Powershot SX130 IS, 12x optical zoom, 12.1 megapixels. (I would've loved a Canon Rebel, I was just a few hundred short!!)  The beauty of this purchase is, that I can use this camera for 14 days and if I'm not happy I can return it, no questions asked and no restocking fee.  So, we'll be taking it to the state tournament to get some great shots of Em cheering!  I can't wait to test it out!


Tanya said...

I knew just by looking at your pictures that you've been couponing Janice! Way to work on your stockpile. :-)

Musicmom-Amy said...

I SOOOOOOOOO need to do this to my pantry!! Wanna help me? ;D

Molly Gustafson said...

You are talking my language now, lady! Organizing a closet? Stockpiling? Organizing your stockpile? LOVE IT! Isn't that the best feeling when everything is in it's place and you know everything you have? Wish I could have been there. :)

Andrea said...

Your pantry looks great Jan! Cleaning and restoring order to a pantry is a project I love to put off for a very long time. Here's a couple of things that motivate me to tackle this project at least once a decade;
* have a jar of honey/karo syrup dribble down all the shelves below (true, this doesn't mean you have to clean the entire pantry, but it is good motivator for a couple of shelves)
*being unable to locate that piece of chocolate you hid somewhere in the pantry.
* have some large glass object (say a pitcher) fall from the top shelf and have glass shards throughout the pantry. This method is my most effective motivator and I am pretty sure it works for other places in the house:)

Blessed x3 said...

I just got a Canon Rebel. I love it! It was my dream camera for a long long time. The wait is so worth it! Where did you get those baskets you use in the pantry?