Thursday, 12 July 2012

Pantry Organisation & Client Makeover Pictures by Utterly Organised

From candy buffets to pantry makeovers in a week – never a dull moment here at Utterly Organised. I think that is why I love my little business so much, as I get to do a mix of all the things that I love!!

My client this week was a new Mum wanting to organise her pantry to make it easy to see what she has on hand (and to look pretty when she opens the doors!). She felt that her existing pantry was not set up very well and she would often buy multiples of things when at the shops, or realise mid recipe that she was missing an important ingredient as she could not see what she had in the cupboard (haven't we all done this before!). This is anything less than ideal for a new Mum with very little precious time, so I stepped in to change this….

After assessing what she had in the pantry and what her needs were, I suggested that we use a mix of labeled Tupperware Modular mates, Ikea Rationell baskets and implement a better structure of organisation – I have to say that the end results were fabulous and my client was ecstatic!!

 
 

The 'AFTER'

The 'AFTER'
If you are interested to see how we sorted the shelves read on…..

Shelf 1: Large Rationell basket filled with loose items such as chips and unopened packets such as rice crackers etc. In the Modular Mates (MM) of various sizes were cereals, oats, dried fruits and other non essential everyday items (popcorn kernels, gravy mix etc)


Shelf 2: Small Rationell basket filled with loose spice packets, rice packet mixes etc. Tinned goods and condiments. My client uses these items most often, so they were on the most accessible shelf for her


Shelf 3: Various ‘baking’ type ingredients in different MM sizes including various sugars, flours, salts etc. These were all placed an eye level as they are used more frequently

Shelf 4: In the MM of various sizes were pastas, rice, nuts, seeds, legumes, tea, and coffee items
Shelf 5: Large Veg Out MM with Vegetables and large MM containers with savoury and sweet biscuits, snacks and treats



It is amazing what a little organising and planning can do for the pantry, but often it can be difficult for individuals to do this as it is a time consuming process and many of us have no idea where to start. If you are in Melbourne, Utterly Organised can do an obligation free pantry assessment and quotation if you would like to have your pantry look this beautiful without lifting a finger! I can source and implement pantry solutions to fit in with your budget and that will make your life oh so Utterly Organised!

I have had such a fabulous response to the labels we used for this job that I thought I should mention these on my blog. The labels are made of vinyl and not only look amazing, but are able to be washed with your containers unlike ordinary paper labels. These come in a wide variety of colours and can be customised for you. If you are interested in purchasing these, please email me at utterlyorganised@gmail.com to order or for more information and pricing.

The inspiration for this pantry was taken from my very own, so I will have to share this with you very, very soon.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this pantry makeover.....

14 comments:

  1. This looks incredible, I'm so envious!!

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    1. Thank you so much Aly, I was happy with it too. I shall have to post some pictures of my own very soon.

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  2. Looks great! Wish I was in Melbourne!

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    1. Thanks so much Rebel. I can always post the labels to you if you wanted to have a go at doing it yourself :-)

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  3. Looks lovely! I have black modular mates, but I am living in a small house with NO pantry while we are building.... I will definetly be interested in some of those labels later down the track. They sound like they are good quality as well as being pretty :)

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    1. Dear Teresa,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and comment.

      I love the black MM and at least it seems that Tupperware ALWAYS continue this colour!!

      No problems, happy to help you out once you are ready to order some. How exciting that you are building though, hope it is all going well for you.

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  4. Oh how I would love to own Tupperware! Just not an essential that I can rationalize buying right now!

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by Chrissie!! I know, it can be expensive (as you want everything Tupperwared once you start!!). I actually source mine from overseas (genuine) and I save a bucket. If you ever want to get some just let me know x

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  6. Do you source your Tupperware from Malaysia?

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    1. Hi There,

      No, not from Malaysia, usually from a consultant in the States.

      Thanks,

      Allisom

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    2. I am just Organising my pantry which is a total catastrophe and I am planning to purchase quite a bit of Tupperware. Is it possible to get your Tupperware contact as I needs lot and would like to save $.

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    3. Hi Bel,

      Thanks for your note, pantries are one of the trickiest places to organise that is for sure. I will be doing a feature on them during the year, so hopefully you will follow the blog :-)

      If you go on to the US ebay site you can search for what you are looking for (eg. Modular Mates) and then sort by item and postage lowest first to see the cheapest prices.

      Hope that this helps!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Jenn :-)

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