I opened my pantry up after having been gone for 6 weeks and I wanted to cry. My 2 roommates and I have only lived in our apartment for a year now, and because of the deep shelves, we have buried/hoarded ourselves into a pantry disaster. I will blame mostly myself for my compulsive grocery shopping–I mean how can you resist the snack bins at Whole Foods? Dried cranberries and mangos by the pound? I’m in.
As you can see in the before and after photos, most of the “organizing” was actually just tossing out the majority of the food. I stumbled upon outdated breakfast bars, half-eaten boxes of pasta and of course the infamous chip bags folded over just enough for air to get in and make them stale. That all had to go. I have to promise myself I won’t let my pantry ever get this bad. Just take a look at this: