Because this was so impromptu, I don't have befores (that I know of...I'm sure I do somewhere because I seem to take stupid pictures all the time). I reorganized my pantry so that I could fit 2 cans on top of each other on my third shelf. This is how things in my world happen. I go to look for a can of tomatoes, and next thing I know, I'm pulling out all of my stuff and moving shelves.
Not quite a Martha Stewart spread, but neater than it was. And roomy--I have so much more space just from moving the bottom shelf down 2 inches.
A few of my favorite pantry things:
I bought somefrom Penzey's Spices awhile back and this week, decided to eat it as a sweet treat. So good!
From Container Store. I think how they fit together is just so sleek and space-saving.
Bionature Strained Tomatoes
From Whole Foods. I think the main reason I like these is that I used to get tomatoes like this when I lived in England in college and pasta was pretty much all I ate. I make my own tomato sauce with it--with just a little garlic, basil, oregano, and a teensy bit of salt and sugar. Much better than the sodium-laden jarred varieties.
I love old colored Pyrex. I got this blue refrigerator dish at Goodwill for $4.99, and I knew I'd break it if I used it as an actual refrigerator dish. So, I have stacked my tea bags in sideways as a tea caddy. It makes me very happy to see them in there. Simple thrills for simple minds.