Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Defunkifying my Life...Food Cupboards

Another defunkifying video...don't worry I will share with you some crafty stuff soon :)
I had worked on my food cupboards (I don't have a pantry) back in 2014 and because I had finally decided to start my Defunkifying my Life series again (but this time with videos as well) , I can now share them with you.

My cupboards are very deep.....deep and useless.
There is one shelf that runs the whole length of the cupboards as well as around the corner.
I sure can fit a lot of stuff in there.....but have fun finding it when I need it as it gets shoved to the back of Never Never Land, lol.
Not only was all of this in these cupboards, but the kitchen table was full, as well as the other side of the counter!!

I added these bins on the shelves so I could corral all of my "like" supplies and have easier access to what I need.
When I need bread, I just slid out the bread bin.
When I need sauces, I just slid out the bin with the sauces.
I had mentioned that I did this back in 2014 and you know is still working!!!!
I haven't really changed it up to much :)

Tips to Defunkifying my Food Cupboards

1. Remove-
Take everything out of the cupboard.
To make it less stressful (or if you have limited time), you can do one area at a time.
With food though, I would recommend taking all of the food out, so like food can be put together.

2. Clean-
Take a damp soapy cloth and wipe the insides of the shelves, the back and sides of the cupboards, I even wiped down the underside of the shelves.

3. Purge-
Go through all of the food and check the expiration dates.
Time goes by faster than you think. It may have seemed like you just purchased that jar of sauce, but in reality, it was a few years ago....ask me how I know this, teehee.
I recycle, so I dumped the contents of the expired food in the trash and recycled the box or the jar.

4. Sort-
Put like things together. It is easier to find something when you need it. Plus (hopefully) your family won't keep bugging you as they will be able to find it on their own ;)

5. Organize-
Put away and organize the remaining items.

Here is my video on how I Defunkifyied my Food cupboards.

I hope you are following along with me on Defunkifying your Life :)
If you are, I would love to hear what you are working on :)

Onto my Day:
We all know I am NOT a morning person. But I was today.
My sister had an early morning appointment...early as in 7:00 am, and her car was in the shop.
So I was up before 5:30 am to pick her up
Don't feel to bad for me as I picked up breakfast for the family on the way home and then Heather convinced me (it didn't really take a lot of convincing) to go back to bed for an early morning nap before she headed off to work :)

Tracy :)


  1. Keep up the good work! It's looking great!

  2. Yay for making progress, Tracy! We started a whole house purge last year, but the kitchen was never tended to. After seeing your results, maybe it's time to tackle it. :)

  3. Looks great. I like the idea of those bins.

  4. Its a great idea to use the boxes - now you have much easier access to everything. I hate those corner cupboards :-)

  5. I love the use of the bins to organize your things!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Fantastic! I love hearing about/seeing how other people organize their kitchens. I just tackled my food cabinet and cooking cabinet yesterday. It feels so good to have some organization back in my life!

    Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!


  7. It looks great and I love that it's still working for you a year later! When I first cleaned out our pantry, I went to a system similar to this with the tubs, for bread, breakfast items, etc and it has made it so much easier to keep it organized!

  8. Nice job, Tracy. I tried three times to make a video, but couldn't post it for some reason - very frustrating. So, I posted some pictures.

    I'm loving yous, so I'll keep trying!

  9. Tracy, this is a great system. Tubs make it so easy to keep things you need from getting lost in Never-Never land. I use this kind of system for all the little containers and lids we use for packing our lunches! Thanks for sharing!


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