How Pantry Organization Made My Life Less Stressful (With Before & After Pictures!)

This post is sponsored by AdventHealth. All opinions and views are my own. 

I’m not a dirty person, but I am pretty messy. I can’t handle grime, but clutter keeps things interesting — or so I tell myself.

I’m always looking for ways to better my physical, mental and spiritual health, so when AdventHealth asked me to participate in their 21-day Feel Whole Challenge, I was super excited. I love a good challenge, and it’s been the motivation I needed to make some needed changes — like getting rid of some of my much-loved clutter. 

One of the prompts for the challenge is to organize an area in your house that stresses you out. When I saw it, I immediately said, “It’s time to redo the pantry.” I generally avoid it because it’s a disaster, but I realized it doesn’t have to be that way. I decided that it was time to stop making excuses. I bought a pantry organization system and got to work! 

A big part of my organizational journey was throwing out things I’d never use or eat. I didn’t realize how much junk we had in our kitchen until I started digging through pantry and sorting everything.

One of the reasons that I tend to live in managed chaos is because I hate tidying up. But I realized that I was actually enjoying myself as I watched our pantry become neat and pretty. It was starting to look like something from Pinterest, and I couldn’t believe that it was my kitchen.

The only hard part of this whole process was finding the motivation to start. Once I decided to put in the effort and do something to make my home more relaxing, it flew by. My only regret? Not doing it sooner. 

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