• Oval 2

    Holding bread crumbs here. Think some lentils might be more frequently used. Breadcrumbs lead to oily dishes. (-:
  • Square 1

    Half eaten bag of mexican corn chips
  • Oval 3

    Holding plain white rice here.
  • Square 4

    Holding a month's worth of 00 Pasta flour here. About 4kg.
  • Rectangle 1

    Holding shop-bought dry pasta here.
  • Oval 5

    Probably 2.5 - 3 kg.
  • Square 2

    African maize meal. Probably exactly the same thing as Polenta. Might have to reclaim this container for something else.
  • Oval 4

    Around 2kg
  • Rectangle 3 - General purpose large container for unopened biscuit packs, etc.
  • Spice Set Large
  • Spice Set Small
  • Square 3
  • These two squares are "floaters" not dedicated to anything, but rather to keep whatever is open, like water biscuits for that unexpected cheese board.
  • Other half of a pack of digestive biscuits after making one of Nigella's cheese cakes for Sunday dessert.
  • Various packets of flavoured cous-cous.
  • Small quantities like baking powder
  • Barley: Makes great risotto's which have a natural detoxing, cleaning the innards, effect. Around 1kg here.
    Good recipe here: tinyurl.com/ausame
  • Polenta: The roman army marched on it. I think I can do my computer job on it!

    Probably 1.5 - 2kg in here.
  • Riedel Pinot Noir Glasses... in case you wondered.
  • It is important not to jam them into your space. You need space between the lids so you can freely take them in and out.
  • Infrequently used spices. Still handy, but a little harder to reach. The large spice containers don't stack well, however. smalls go well on top of large ones.
  • sagging board - Felix63

Kitchen Cupboard Make-Over: After

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One of the original uncluttering space optimization systems from when our Mom's had the same problems we have now! Tupperware.

Our kitchen cupboard after converting it to a dry pantry. Called in the help of a tupperware lady to help us "re-zone" the kitchen. We now have a recession- and cooking process friendly dry pantry. Everything visible, uncluttered, sealed against pests, stored in larger (cheaper) quantities, sealed for freshness, within reach, etc. The bottles and cans were moved to another shelf under our staircase.

The key was to move the shelving heights to maximize better match container heights.

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  1. Sasuhai 74 months ago | reply

    Congrats on Explore

  2. Pieter Pieterse 74 months ago | reply

    Thanks, but a little hard to believe my kitchen cupboard would make explore?! (-:

  3. maurice flower 74 months ago | reply

    Hey, the ”sexyness” just disappeared into thinn air! ;-D

  4. _davidh_ 74 months ago | reply

    Superb, congrats and well deserved on Explore

  5. EthnoScape 74 months ago | reply

    Great before and after shots! The containers really do make all the difference...so much better than rolled up bags and other stuff.

  6. < rachel > 74 months ago | reply

    I love this!

  7. [Vitor Hugo] 74 months ago | reply

    Wow! It's terrific, great job! Now, I have to unclutter my pantry, heheheh.

  8. captcreate 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What's on your shelves?, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. brilang 73 months ago | reply

    How much did you spend to get all this done? My wife's got the tupperware bug, but it is a recession, and money is tight after all.

  10. Pieter Pieterse 73 months ago | reply

    Around $800AUD and it included other pantry containers not pictured here. Guess you can plan it and then buy your planned stuff over time. (-;

  11. leithdababneh 72 months ago | reply

    i topped up your bread-crumb box whilst house-sitting, i was making chicken shnitzels. So you might notice two different 'grains' of crumbs in there.

    Best kitchen to work out of though, so bloody organised, maybe a little too organised.

  12. Pieter Pieterse 72 months ago | reply

    Mate, I would not have noticed the different breadcrumb textures! LOL!

  13. taradonnelly 72 months ago | reply

    Where do you live? I want your tupperware lady!

  14. Pieter Pieterse 64 months ago | reply

    Tara, we live in Sydney. Message me if you still want her details.

  15. mczelda 63 months ago | reply

    Beautiful. You should send this pic to Tupperware (along with the before one). Maybe, then you can get a free gift!!! In a picture perfect world, that would be MY cupboard :-P

  16. kayakrick 60 months ago | reply

    I am seeking permission to use this photo in an e-book about pantry design, management, and organization. Let me know how you would like to receive credit - either name and or website/blog. I would be grateful for a response.

    Kind Regards, Renee
    Editor, www.EverythingPantry.com

  17. Angie Ravelo Photography 56 months ago | reply

    wow... how a beautiful organization!

  18. thecraftwench 52 months ago | reply

    How did you end up storing your jars?

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