21 Days To A Clean Organized Home: Day 13- The Pantry + Giveaway


I don’t think it’s possible to have a 21 day series about cleaning and organizing your home without talking about the pantry. An organized pantry is a must in the kitchen. Not only does it save you time when cooking, it also helps you know your inventory so you are not buying extra.

The pantry seems like one of those places that you have to stay on top of, which I have not done…

I removed everything first from my fake shelves. I call them fake because I hate the wire shelves that seem to be standard in most new homes. I would love to have actual wood shelves. But I think I will save that project for another day because that alone might take me 21 days!!

I wiped down my shelves and then I vacuumed the floor. I gathered my baskets from around the house and got busy organizing. I threw out expired food and organized the rest into like piles. I then placed items back in…

I wanted to show you all the details, so I will start at the top shelf.

This is where I store light things, like cereal, whey protein and paper towels.

This is my favorite place with all the glass jars. 
Here I am storing all my wheat, sugar, and salt. 
Don’t you love the labels? I do! I got them at The House of Smiths Designs
And you are going to get a chance to win some of your own. More on that later…

The third shelf holds a basket for everything baking related 
(baking soda, corn starch, choc. chips, etc.) and canned goods.

I have a little secret on how I made my risers for the canned goods…

Yep, I just used 2×4 boards. I priced plastic risers at Target for over $13 bucks.
And I thought, you know, I could just use some boards in the garage. 
No one will ever know. Well, I guess except for all of you!! 🙂

On the fourth shelf I store my rice, pasta, and a basket for snack items.

On the floor of the pantry I have a basket for juice and water.
I also have a metal tiered basket for winter squash. 

Last year I added a door organizing system. 
I still love the extra storage it provides…

The top few shelves hold nuts, oats, bread crumbs, couscous,
quinoa, barely, and condiments.

The bottoms shelves hold broth, lunch sack and paper plates, 
and extra pasta and noodles.

I love my newly organized pantry and I especially love all my new labels! But you know what gets me really excited? I get to giveaway some of these labels to one of you!!


The lovely Shelley at The House of Smiths Designs donated a set of pantry labels.

The lucky winner will receive one of each label: flour, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar and salt. All the labels that are pictured above in Shelley’s own pantry!

There are multiple ways to enter this giveaway….

1) Visit The House of Smiths Designs…then come back and leave a comment telling me you what is your favorite vinyl.

2) Stop by Shelley’s blog and “Like” The House of Smith’s on Facebook, or let me know that you do.
3) Link up to my 21 Days To A Clean Organized Home Series HERE, or let me know that you have.

4) Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS feed ,or let me know that you do.

5) ” Like” me on Facebook ,or let me know that you do.

6) Become a friendly Follower of Inspiration For Moms ,or let me know that you are.

7) Follow me on Twitter, or let me know that you do.

8) Blog/Tweet about the giveaway. Make sure you come back and leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

This giveaway will end on midnight, Friday, January 27
and the winner will be announced on Saturday, January 28.


  1. Hi Laura. I have been following your blog for almost 2 months and love every detail about it. Keep up the good work and yeah I “liked” your blog on FB. 🙂

  2. Your pantry looks Great girl! after your series i think i may want to trade houses with you 🙂 I subscribe via RSS

  3. Your pantry looks identical to mine!! The same size and set up. I have those white shelves on my door and in the pantry! I just reorganized my pantry and plan to post it later this week! I have been come obsessed with OXO containers. I got a bunch for Christmas and have bought a few more with Christmas money and now I am ready to show my pantry redo!! Yours looks great! I love the baskets you used and I love using clear containers because even when they are labeled it makes it easier to see what it is and when you are close to running out and need to add it to your grocery list! Your pantry looks great!!

    1. Thanks! I am loving my new glass containers too. I will stop by and check out your pantry. 🙂

  4. I went to the website and oh my! how could i ever choose!!!! they are all pretty cool! I want one that says “get naked” and i would put it on the side of my bathtub. i don’t think she has one so i would choose something else probably the pantry stickers 🙂

  5. I’m truly inspired! I have almost the exact same pantry, except mine has wood shelves (which means they are not adjustable). I even have the door organizer system. I was already planning on tackling my pantry tomorrow and am so thrilled to have yours as a guide. Thank you so much for sharing. Oh, and I’m a new follower!

  6. This will tell you something about my pantry. I thought the before photo looked great! Then I saw the finished project..wow!
    Loved the canisters.

  7. I would have to say I am in love with everysingle one of the kitchen labels on the house of smiths designs. Absolutely wonderful <3

    1. I purchased my jars at Target. The half gallon were around $6, the gallon were around $8. Hope that helps.

  8. Wow you’ve got some great ideas….I love the racks inside the door I need those and the labels on the jars a really cute…I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party going on now -Sunday…have a wonderful weekend!

  9. this is my first time visiting your blog, as i’m new to blogger from lifeatlowermountain 🙂 your pantry labels caught my eye because i lOve shelly from house of smiths and have “liked” her on fb too for a while..thanks for sharing your great pantry with us! im excited for a chance to win house of smiths designs labels, i’d love them for my pantry too!!

  10. Hi Laura! Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to link to your 21 day cleaning challenge. I hope I did it right. Let me know if I need to redo something. I’m having fun looking through all your organizing posts! Yeah, I’m one of “those” people….lol! Hey, thanks for following!

  11. I am a friendly follower of your blog; we just moved to a new rental. I purchased my glass jars weekly and they are just awaiting the pantry vinyls… Yay

  12. I love all of the pantry labels she has on her website and I must say, your pantry looks fabulous!

    cdtipton (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Pantry Jar Labels would have to be my fave. I keep my goodies in jars without tags so I’m always having to taste them before baking.

    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

  14. Great ideas. Everything looks so organized. I feel like I am always cleaning the pantry and then days later it is messy again. By the way – I have the fake shelves too…

  15. I love how organized your pantry is and I’ve been swooning over those HoS labels for awhile! BTW, I liked you on FB. 🙂

  16. Great pantry organization. Especially love your back of the door organizer. Where did you purchase it?

  17. Thanks Mavis!

    I purchased the door organizer at organize-it.com. But it looks like it is no longer available. But their site still has some neat door organizers. 🙂

  18. It’s party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we’d love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We’d love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

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