Pantry Tour!

Pantry Tour!

I’m very excited to showcase my new pantry setup, as I love a good pantry and food storage system, and this is the biggest space I’ve ever had to work with so I’m on cloud 9!

My favorite things about having this amazing pantry space:

  • It saves me a LOT of money on food.  I can take advantage of sales and stock up on stuff that keeps for an extended period, such as canned goods, pastas, beans, and baking ingredients.  I can also stock up on product that doesn’t need to be refrigerated because my pantry space is cool enough to keep the produce fresh for a longer time than if I were storing it in my heated kitchen space.
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  • It allows me a flexible menu plan.  Although I do usually make some sort of a menu plan for the week, having a good amount of stored food, purchased at rock bottom prices, give me the opportunity to shop my own shelves for whatever meal I’m making.  Instead of running to the store on those nights it’s almost dinnertime and I haven’t even thought about what I’m making, instead I go to the pantry and fling open the doors and bask in the loveliness of all.the.food!
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  • It keeps me organized.  I’m an equal mix of organized and can’t keep my act together, so when I don’t have an organized food storage space, I am more likely to let food go to waste due to inattention or forgetfulness or not trying hard enough to keep up with the rotation and what’s on hand to be used up.  This pantry is large enough to afford separate shelves for grouping like items together (think canned, baking, beans, pasta, etc) so I can very easily see what I have on hand, what I’m running low on, and what needs used up first.

Click below to watch the video of my pantry tour.  Feel free to leave a comment on the video, like, and share!

I hope you, too, have a fabulous food storage area.  Please share below in the comments how you stock up and how you store it!

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Clean Your Entire House With ONLY These 3 Products {Natural And Cheap Too!}

Clean Your Entire House With ONLY These 3 Products {Natural And Cheap Too!}

I’ve always been kind of a simple girl, and I like to extend that simplicity into keeping my home clean.   Cleaning has to be simple or I simply wouldn’t do it.  You can keep your cleaning supplies to a bare minimum and use products that serve multiple purposes.

My top 3 go-to cleaning products are Vinegar, Bar Keepers Friend, and Baking Soda. Check out all the amazing things that these loyal cleaning friends can do!

White Distilled Vinegar

My absolute favorite go-to cleaner is plain white distilled vinegar.  Vinegar is an all-natural disinfectant and sanitizer, and it works miracles! There is no need to buy the fancy stuff – I buy the cheapest brand I can find, which is the Walmart store brand in my area.  You can typically find it in a 1 gallon jug, and I usually buy two of them just so that I never run out.  For a really great all-purpose cleaner, you only need to add a cup of vinegar to a 32-ounce spray bottle and fill the rest of the way with water.  

How simple is that? Just 2 ingredients and you’ve replaced that expensive cleaner that you have been using…for a fraction of the price..  An added benefit is that white distilled vinegar is chemical-free. That’s a pretty good reason to consider the switch!  

Bonus Tip:  Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil either for increased cleansing power, disinfecting, or simply for the pleasant aroma.  Click here for more information on my favorite brand of essential oils!

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