Y’all, I had planned on writing out a big, long post and get everything just perfect before sharing the before and after of my pantry with you, but I just can’t stand to wait any longer. No, it’s not exactly the way I want it yet, and I haven’t labeled anything but oh my! Check it out.
I honestly thought my system was pretty darn good. I loved all of those labeled baskets and the pantry itself was so big and roomy! So much better than the tiny, black hole we had in the apartment. Everything had a place. We could find what we needed. But…
Well, the more we used it, the more we knew that we wanted something more custom. Those big wide shelves were OK, but you couldn’t adjust them so tall things like bottles of oil and vinegar which I buy in bulk were kind of a pain to get out. And those baskets? Well, they ate up a lot of space in between each other. They were fine, but I knew this space could be so much more; could hold so much more.
So we planned. And saved. And then went to The Container Store. The process was so seamless. We told our Elfa designer, Beth, what we needed to store, the size of our current pantry and what we’d like to get out of it in the future. We wanted room to grow.
BOY DID SHE DELIVER!
Y’all, that is filled with the entire contents of my old pantry system plus two full cabinets of stuff! And we have a TON of space left over. I was floored!
What do you think?
I will be back for a more in depth look at the solutions we chose and to talk about installation. I seriously could not contain my excitement one more minute and just had to share it with you.