Was it your resolution to be more organized? Well, it was one of my MANY resolutions and I have found myself to be falling a little behind lately. The first board I made on Pinterest was “Lets Get Organized”. Seriously. How boring is that? I usually get super excited at the thought of organizing though. I have found some awesome organization ideas through the wonderful world of Pinterest. I’ll have to do a post someday about my favorites!
One thing that I have been good about is keeping my pantry stocked so that I always have items to cook with. Since I am a stay at home mom, I feel that it’s my job to have a home cooked meal on the table for my hardworking husband. Nothing bugs me more than looking in the pantry and having tons of items that won’t even make a meal though.
I am also trying to be better about keeping track of expiration dates on canned goods. Often times I will grab a can that I just bought instead of using the can I bought a few weeks before. Keeping a pantry list has definitely helped! What are your staple pantry items? Let us know in the comments below!
Before I get to the good stuff (printable), I have to show you one of my favorite products I’ve ever bought when it comes to being organized. This Expand A Shelf changed my life!
To help get you started here are my staples:
4 cans of tomato sauce
4 cans of diced tomatoes
2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
4 cans Rotel tomatoes
4-5 boxes of random pastas
2 cans light kidney beans
2 cans northern beans
4 cans black beans (my girl is a black bean lover!)
2 cans garbonzo beans
4 cans green chilies
2 boxes brown rice
1 bag Trader Joes wild rice
Flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder
Freezer (some might think I freezer weird things!):
Homemade chicken stock
Homemade freezer meals
Assorted veggies – peas, corn, edamame, spinach
Assorted fruit for smoothies – strawberries, mixed berries, pineapple
You too should get your pantry organized! Start by using this cute freebie.