This afternoon my husband helped me move some things around in our pantry. One thing led to another and we ended up re-organizing the entire space. It turned out great.
We had needed to do this since we moved in 7 months ago. No need to rush things, huh?
In the process we moved all the buckets we had around and put some things in buckets that were not in buckets. "Why?", you ask?
It's because we have a bit of mice problem in ye ole garage/pantry area. We thought we had it under control with some poison. But the problem must be worse than we thought. Our new house is in a subdivision. But we're all on lots around an acre and there is an empty lot next to us and 2 empty lots across the street. Our house faces a big drop off, so there are no houses directly behind us. So there is lots of space for critters to roam free around us.
As we moved things around, we continually found, umm...evidence, of their visits. Yuck!
So now, everything that is not a can or bucket or bottle is in some kind of rubbermaid, gladware, or bucket. Hopefully between the poison and containers, the little critters will move on and leave me alone.
I am not afraid of mice, I just don't like them. Oh! I'm getting the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.
Once we get the pantry completely situated and restocked a little I will share some pictures. If I posted pictures right now, you'd think I was THE most unorganized slob you've ever seen.
...and you wouldn't be far off!