Kitchen Prep

Day-11   We are getting near to the end. Just a couple of more days before school starts and my plan is made.

My pantry is a big problem area I want to organize and liven it up… This one is a favorite!

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Love the idea of adding drawers and pull-out baskets to my pantry, also adding adjustable shelving to better place everything.

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Containers look so much better and will help keep clutter down…

Especially with after school snacks.


I am all about easy ways to get us ready for dinner, school lunches and snacks check out these great ideas to prep your Kitchen for back to school. It is all about storage ideas!

Storing my basics like rice and pasta in containers close by my stovetop to give me more room in my kitchen.

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Then to tackle school lunches keeping one bin in the fridge for items that are needed for lunches the weekend before.

real simple

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i heart organizing

Happy Everything!




  1. Michelle on August 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Karen, I just stumbled across your Blog and love the things you have posted. Your ideas are fresh and happy! Painting the pantry a bright cheerful color is now my next project. All I need is some time…LOL.
    You would think a paperhanger would already have thought of this…but NO. I think I’m too use to, or too comfortable with my own old decor see what changes it needs.
    I will be checking back for more inspiration 🙂

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