Back in August, I posted about organizing my pantry.  I got a bunch of new containers and bins to hold different items and I found really cute and functional chalkboard labels. Everything was working out great as everything had a place and we could all find things easily.  It was also great because I knew what we had in the pantry (or so I thought!)  You see, our pantry is in the hallway outside of our kitchen.  We have one cabinet that has the every day essentials like peanut butter, but the rest of the food is stored in the pantry because we don’t have the space.

My Organizational Fail


My Organizational FailMy Organizational Fail

Well, this got to be a problem when I didn’t realize we had potatoes, onions and garlic in the pantry!  I thought I was going a great job with keeping things organized, only to realize that having the veggies in the pantry in a bin was not helping my organizational needs.  I wanted to keep the veggies in the pantry because is was a cool space that would help the veggies last longer then if they were in the kitchen on the counter top.  I needed to re-evaluate how I was storing the veggies, as that was the only problem area I saw.

I decided to start with looking at what items were on each shelf in the pantry to see if there was a better place to store the veggies.

My Organizational Fail


My Organizational Fail


My Organizational Fail

I noticed that everything in the pantry was similar to a canned good and the veggies just didn’t fit, which was why I forgot about them.

My Organizational Fail


My Organizational Fail

So after some rearranging, I have moved the veggies into the cabinet with the peanut butter in order to help us remember that we have those items!  I also put the veggies in a bin that we can see into.  We shall see how this new placement of the veggies works for us!

What about you?  Where do you keep your veggies stored so they stay fresh?

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I am a mom to two kiddos + a fur baby. I am wife to Ben. I enjoy coffee, gluten-free desserts, and sleeping in. And I am The Organized Mama. 

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