Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pantry Habit: Three Minute Check

Why am I showing you my little pantry closet off my kitchen?  Because it is organized and it has been organized for six weeks although the items change daily.  That makes me happy!  

DH does the grocery shopping on Wednesday and I have discovered it is best for me to make out "my list" for him on Tuesday.  So every Tuesday, right after dinner, I go into the pantry and for three minutes, I arrange everything again and leave space for him to add things.  It works!  Everything is always in order!

“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos 
lurks an even eerier type of order.”  

 ...Douglas R. Hofstadter, Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern

 (Maybe I am spending too much time in the pantry...?)

Have a wonderful week!  Do you know what is in your pantry?



  1. Your pantry looks nice. I like to have things organized too.

  2. I wish I had a pantry instead of 2 corner lazy susans... and a shelf down in the basement!

  3. You're a pantry philosopher! My husband goes to the store for me most of the time. But once a month I go along for a BIG shopping trip!

    You know, you're right though, an organized pantry does make my heart go thumpety-thump.

  4. My pantry needs some major cleaning...emptying of jars of old food, scrubbing, etc. My pantry is also about 10x8 and it's a major put off for as long as possible -grin.

  5. This is a good idea--I am amazed at how quickly the pantry gets messy--