Sunday, August 3, 2008

7 Bottles of BBQ Sauce and 14 Bottles of Salad Dressing Challenge - Week 1

In the 6 years we've lived in our (small) humble abode, I've done very little organizing and re-vamping. I don't exactly know why - perhaps due to lack of ideas, motivation or most likely, energy and desire. I'm pretty embarrassed to admit that I just never really noticed how small this place is and when we started re-doing the living room a few weeks ago, I noticed how poorly I've been utilizing what little space we've got. It started with the new TV and entertainment center which was configured completely different than the old one; forcing me to put away copious amounts of picture frames and giving away a lot of my treasured books. My biggest victory was getting Danny to throw out that dreaded coffee table.

There's lots more to be done, though and I plan on tracking it right here on Little Miss Bloggy. Every Sunday, I'll post a new organizing project I've taken on in my home. Friends, I challenge YOU to do the same. On your own blog, post pictures about your organizing project and come back here to leave a comment to share with the class. (Don't forget to link to this blog so your readers can participate.) Not convinced? It'll be fun, I swear!

With that said, I present to you: MY PANTRY! I've spent two days organizing this tiny space in my home and man, I'm tired.


After: (Feel free to oooh and ahh)

Because I'm brave, I'm going to give a shelf-by-shelf analysis of the pantry's contents. (See, I told you it would be fun.)

The top shelf contains appliances I never use - sandwich press, Magic Bullet and hand mixer and extra light bulbs and cooking oils. Through this process, I found that I've purchased a lot of unnecessary foods - such as four bottles of olive oil.

Here's what I call my "baking" shelf. It contains baking needs and Danny's U-Bet chocolate syrup straight from Brooklyn, Baby.

What's with all the tomato sauce and paste?

My favorite shelf - the snack shelf. The 3 bags of dried pineapple were purchased on purpose in hopes that I'd snack on those instead of M&M's.

I'm going to officially call this the "condiment & cans" shelf but what I really mean is: Holy Shit Why the Fruck Do We Have 7 Bottles of BBQ Sauce and 14 Bottles of Salad Dressing?

You can't see it because it's hidden behind the giant Costco size box of Ziploc bags but there is a small bucket for Danny's crap. This is where I require he leave his balls when he enters the house.

What's your project this week? Leave a comment and let me know!


We are THAT Family said...

Great job! I'm all about organizing. We spent 3 hours in our horrid garage yesterday! Wish I'd taken pictures. But just imagine crap everywhere!

Anonymous said...

NO ONE!!! Better mess with my chocolate syrup!!!

Omee said...

YEa.. this was was us about 5 months ago... I hear ya sister... My bedroom does need some help though... especially now that I got my new furniture...:) So, I will post before/after pics in my new BLOG... yay!
Good Job! Btw, do you still want that Magic Bullet??? LMAO

Anonymous said...

Great job totally empressed when are you bringing me the albums I will need a project soon

Carianne said...

Well, I did it too. I don't have pictures but, trust me, project complete! I went throught the kids' bureau and trundle and got rid of two garbage bags full of clothes and re-organized the drawers. Now my back and knees are killing me but it's done. I don't promise one a week but one huge one is done! Thanks! Miss you!

proudgrits11 said...

Ooooooh!!! I'll let you know when I post it but I JUST did a project today--getting the shoes in our entryway corralled!! Whoa, I feel better!!
Fun blog--I'll be a regular! :)
P.S. I hope you win the cards!!

proudgrits11 said...

Ok, you didn't win. But shoot me an e-mail to with a mailing address and I'll mail you one as a consolatio prize!! :) I posted my week project--check it out!