Kitchen Pantry List {printable}

A small house if full of charm and ultra small cabinets.  Tackling a tiny kitchen has been my battle for 5 years!  I have added bookcases and wall shelves.  I turned my laundry “nook” into additional kitchen/pantry space with industrial shelving.  The one area that hasn’t been touched is the very narrow built-in pantry cabinet.   The cabinet is only about 12″ wide and very deep.  This makes finding items in the back nearly impossible.  I am constantly shoving things back there only to find them in the “once-every-6-months” clean out.  UGH!   I forget what I have stored and I re-buy.  This is such a waist of time & money!

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During my Fall Cleaning weekend, I decided it was time to find a solution to this issue.  I need a easy way to “see” what I had.  I keep like ingredients together – a shelf for sauces and spices, a baking shelf that holds all mixes, flours/sugars and add-ins.  And a shelf for coffee and tea bags (yes, we drink a lot!).  (Canned goods are stored in the laundry nook / pantry.)  I started with painting the inside of the cabinet door with chalkboard paint.    I like this option – it is one way to label the shelves.  Or note what I need on the next trip to the store.

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Next, I wanted way to record what baking neccesities I had on hand.  I created this checklist in illustrator. (you could easier make this in picmonkey or even just word, if you needed too)  I listed each of my categories : Cake Mixes, Flours/Sugars, Nuts & Chips (chocolate, butterscotch, PB), and Add-ins.    Allowed columns for flavor/style and quantity.   I left a space under each for items I may need to replace or items that I have seen in a recipe that I need to pick up.  Now I can check this before heading to the market.

I laminated it to make it re-usable.  Using a mini clipboard (spray painted bronze!), the list hangs perfectly inside my little pantry!

Here’s the PDF printable!  kitchen pantry list.-free-printabl

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Washi Tape Cupcake Topper

I discovered Washi tape this past spring while exploring options for our wedding guestbook (coming soon).  I wanted a pretty alternative to, well, tape.  I love this stuff!  It is one of those small details that can make a big difference!

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I used it this weekend to make these cute little flags as cupcake toppers.  An easy (and inexpensive!) way to dress up these little confections.

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I used 3 different designs (coordinating, of course!) and wrapped different lengths around toothpicks.  I like using different sizes to give visual interest.  I like variety.  Added a little notched end, voila!

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enJOY!

Emily