Purchasing baking ingredients proves to be a significant cost-cutting measure, a priority for my family of five always seeking ways to economize. Typically, I opt for 25-pound bags of flour and sugar. However, I dislike the inconvenience of hauling these large bags from the pantry on each use—messy, cumbersome, and weighty. Fortunately, I’ve discovered a solution that successfully addresses all three of these challenges.
A New Vision
Approximately two months ago, I paid a visit to our local restaurant supply store out of sheer curiosity, eager to explore their inventory. During my perusal, I stumbled upon these exquisite food storage containers. It dawned on me that these containers would be ideal for organizing my baking ingredients! My wonderful husband has come to realize that the key to my heart lies not only in the gift of flowers (which I still cherish), but also in the realm of organizational supplies. He kindly agreed to purchase them for me as a thoughtful gift, and I found myself practically skipping out of the store.
Creating A System
When we got home I immediately began creating labels that I cut out with gold foil vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo. I could hardly get the vinyl on fast enough and I am ecstatic with the results! Because I chose gold vinyl, you can’t see the ‘Oats’ label very well but I love the gold vinyl enough on the other bins that it doesn’t bother me a bit.
I used to store my bulk supplies in 5-gallon buckets on the floor of my pantry. This worked fairly well but I still hated carrying that heavy bucket out every time I needed it.
Through all of my years of organizing, I have discovered something that can really make or break the cleanliness factor of an organized space. I found that if I can keep things on the shelves and off the floor, things look significantly cleaner and more organized. And it is much easier to clean the floor.
This was one of the reasons I decided to move away from the 5-gallon buckets. And these awesome bins bring a smile to my face every time I open up my pantry. Below are the supplies that I used to create this space. The containers are a slight variation on the ones that I bought because I purchased mine locally. But these ones have great ratings and I don’t think you could go wrong!