Organization queen shows off her spotless pantry filled with shelves of labeled jars – so do you see the problem moms have with it?
- A mom has shown her newly decorated pantry and says pots make it look bigger
- But eagle-eyed organizers noticed something was missing from the woman’s pantry
- They asked where she put the stuff that wouldn’t fit perfectly in the jars
- She revealed that excess foods such as rice and flour are kept in a closet in the laundry
A mom has revealed how she transformed her small, cluttered pantry by replacing cardboard boxes with neat rows of jars.
She posted photos of the newly cleaned pantry on a Facebook ideas group, but other moms pointed to a major space problem, prompting her to reveal her secret laundry stash.
The mom said she thought she had a small pantry until she put everything in jars, now she feels like she has more space.
Others were baffled as to why she felt the need to place each item in jars rather than keeping niche items in baskets or in drawers.
A mom has revealed how she transformed her small, cluttered pantry by replacing cardboard boxes with neat rows of jars
‘I also put bread in one container and pots in another. All jars were $3-$1 at the reject store. Some rows are also double deep. I feel so organized now,” she said.
Many wondered how she could find containers that fit into full bags of ingredients, claiming she had stored the leftovers elsewhere.
‘What I don’t understand is how everyone seems to fit everything into pots. I’m running out of quinoa, buy a pack of it, go put it in the jar, and have another quarter of a pack that doesn’t fit, which has to go in the pantry, making it messy and disorganized,” noted one mother. on.
And she wasn’t the only one who didn’t know where to hide all the extra supplies.
‘Out of curiosity, do you keep the rest of the food somewhere? I started this and realized that I would have to store excess food elsewhere, so the goal was not,’ another asked.
The mother then admitted that she keeps all her surplus parcels in a closet in the laundry, including rice and flour.
“The biggest advantage of this is that I can see at a glance when I’m running out of stuff, and it keeps the moths out,” she said.
Other Organized Moms Noticed a Problem With the Seemingly Perfect Pantry
They were adamant that she should have a separate closet for all the excess inventory, and they were right
But another woman who said she’s 64 and has always used the pot method – she just buys the ‘right pot’.
‘You have to buy the right size container for each product, so that it fits into the entire package from which the products come. So the pasta container should be big enough to hold a whole packet of pasta. The same goes for sugar, flour and so on.’
Others agreed that jars are the best way to organize a pantry.
‘It’s fantastic. I also use pots, but over 50 years of being married my pots vary in style and size. But I love them, so happy to put up with the irregularity. Dried herbs such as a branch of bay leaves or rosemary will also keep moths at bay,” says one woman.
And despite the critics, others labeled the transformation “amazing.”
‘This is the most beautiful pantry organization I’ve seen. Pots look great, I use Moccona coffee pots in mine and they keep everything so fresh,” said one woman.