Anyway, we decided to turn our under the stairs cupboard into a pantry. It is right next to our kitchen, so its not too far away, and is an ideal size. We (well, by 'we' I mean hubby) emptied it out a while ago and painted it white.
Then a few weeks ago the shelves were put up. And last weekend we got the time to actually move stuff in.
It still needs a bit of sorting out, and I want to put pretty labels on jars and shelf liners. Plus I need to sort out my spice storage. But I think it's looking pretty fab so far.
I saw the idea for this plastic-storage-pouch-sheet-thing on Pinterest somewhere, so I'll dig out the link and post it. [EDIT: Here's the link] It's great though and works really well, though I wouldn't say no to one with slightly bigger pockets as some of the soup packets are a bit of a push.
Its so nice to be able to see what we have, and be able to get at it easily. And I love seeing ingredients in kilner jars rather than scruffy packets.
My plan is to keep you posted on my pantry storage - partly to share what I find with everyone and partly to try and get myself back into blogging.