Mission organization (part 2)

23 Sep

Every so often is it time to clear, sort, clean and reorganize.  This week was one of those times.

This is where I left off in 2012!  The primary goal was to organize a pantry system (in the absence of having a designated pantry).

Mission Organization

That’s more like it!

The pantry would have served us better, if we had stayed home more and eaten out less.

The current mission started when I chose three cans of vegetables to prepare my favorite soup and 1 of 3 cans had a 2012 expiration.  Yikes!  That’s a FILO (first in, last out) not a FIFO (first in, first out) inventory system.  Now, everything has been scrutinized…including freezer and kitchen cabinets.  There were more expiration dates from 2012!

The remedy:  Significant additions to the compost and recycling bins.

Compost bin (wildlife ate thru original plastic lid)

Compost bin (wildlife ate thru original plastic lid)

Recycling bin for curbside pick up

Recycling bin for curbside pick up

Step 2:

Contents of rejected cans, boxes, bottles and packages get added to compost bin.

Step 3:

Packaging is added to recycle bin

Step 4:

Rearrange contents of cabinet for FIFO inventory.

2015 Pantry

2015 Pantry

2 Responses to “Mission organization (part 2)”

  1. pimla15 September 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    I love a good organization project. But I have to ask if your pantry is in your closet or is your closet in the pantry? Cue the clothes hangers. I’m sure there are few old soldiers in the back of my cabinets but I’m not the cook so I don’t keep on top of it. Maybe, someday…

    • elfcroft September 24, 2015 at 4:14 am #

      Very observant! The cabinets shown are in the garage with refrigerator number 2. This was negotiated with the “garage boss”. Having canned goods at eye level in a shallow cabinet has relieved aggravation from finding items in deeper cabinets….without installing pull out shelves.

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