Thursday, March 25, 2010

Organizing Tip

Living this far out in the country makes being organized essential.  Especially with regards to my pantry.  I cannot just run to the store at the last minute if I need something.  This was in part the reason that I added a good sized pantry when we planned this house.  My pantry is outfitted with vintage cracker jars to hold all of my ingredients and keep them fresh.

In order to keep a running list of grocery items that are running low, I thought I would hang a clipboard inside the pantry.  I ordered a basic clipboard for less than $2 (no shipping charges...what a bargain).  I took it into my craft room and got to work gussying it up.  Vintage graphics gave it exactly the look I was after....

I laminated the front to protect it, made some grocery lists

 and hung it on a hook...
Now to add a pen on a bit of velcro, and....
Hopefully, this will help me to stay a bit more organized!

8 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

Oh! You have the most enviable pantry! I simply love the screen door! And *vintage cracker jars*! I haven't heard of them nor do I know what they look like. I store things in *vintage gallon glass Mayonnaise or Relish* jars. Definatley not as romantic as cracker jars!
What a great idea to hang a clipboard with list in the pantry! May I borrow your idea? ;~P
Blessings!

Beverly said...

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery. I love it if I have an idea that someone else can use!! Oh and If you look at the bottom picture, that large jar on the right with the green lid is an antique cracker jar. I have been lucky to find quite a few in antique malls. The rest of my dry ingredients "live" in mason jars.

Anke said...

That's a really good idea! Maybe one day when we get the pantry/laundry room redone I'll hang one of those in there... Love the vintage looking clipboard!

kpaints said...

Very nice, love the green! And I too use all the old jars to store my dry goods but you have a pantry to die for....I would give my eye teeth for one! Cute grocery list.

countrynmore said...

While growing up we had a nice pantry, but not as nice as yours. When we decide to expand out home, we want to put a pantry. I like your pantry as well.

Sharon said...

Cool idea! Thanks.

Bonne said...

Love the clipboard~fab idea :)

Whimsey Creations said...

That door and the pantry are wonderful - sure wish I had room in my kitchen for one! Beautiful!

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