Since the pantry is behind closed doors, it's easy to constantly take food out and put more in without giving much thought to its order (or the stuff wedged in the back!) But over time,
things can become so disorganized that you forget what you have, and food goes bad or you end up buying more of something you don't need.
-Begin by removing everything from the pantry and clean the space. Lay everything out on a countertop or table, and take stock of what you actually have.
-Start by throwing out any expired foods. Then, organize foods into like groups, like canned goods, spice packets, and cereals.
-If you have a lot of small items like dry soup mixes and spice packets, try hanging a plastic shoe organizer on the inside of the door. The compartments are the perfect size for smaller odds and ends that tend to get lost.
-To help other family members put food back in the right place, try labeling the shelves with a Label Maker for organizational ease.
My farmhouse was built around 1875 and so the kitchen doesn't have a lot of stock cabinets. Instead, we have freestanding pieces along with a roomy built-in cabinet. We recently added
bead board to the kitchen walls and will soon add more open shelving as we have no upper cabinets. More info about the beginning of this project is on my blog. But for now, here are pics of what we've done so far, although the walls and trim will get a fresh coat of paint similar to the colors already seen. #Bestof2012#MyKitchen
I just wanted to share pictures of my freshly painted kitchen. I asked Hometalkers last fall for help in painting my kitchen. I originally asked for advice on picking a stencil so I could
paint my backsplash. I received a lot of help and advice but ultimately decided that I didn't want to stencil the backsplash, I wanted to paint the cabinets. I started painting the cabinets but didn't finish until now due to some health problems. I'm finally finished now and ready to move on to other projects. I wanted to thank everyone for all your help and well wishes. Love the Hometalk community!
Plus it's embarassing when you have house guests.
This past weekend I installed epoxy shower grout in between our 2 x 2 inch shower floor tiles.
With a little help from the tecnhical support line of the company that makes the grout I was able to do this project in less than 2 hours (that includes prep, install, and cleanup).
And I was a little under the gun since it was 7 pm when I started, primarily because I put my daughers to bed at night :)
If you want grout that never needs sealed and does the best job at resisting stains & mold this is the way to go. Since I'm in the rental home business this was a test run to
1. see if it was hard to install
2. examine the durability of the product
Well I'm here to tell you that you can put your fear aside when it comes to installing this brand of epoxy grout (the brand is CEG LIte). It was easy.
What makes it so durable is the fact that it's practically impermeable to water. Sanded and un-sanded grout have pockets within their physical structure that can allow mildew and mold to grow. This isn't the case with epoxy.
The working time is 40 minutes and I think this is what freaks people out, especically if you have a large floor. Our shower floor was only 32 by 58 inches. I set a timer for 30 minutes so that I'd have a 10 minute warning and be able to stay within the epoxy's setting timeframe.
If you're installing new floor or wall tile I highly recommend looking into epoxy grout. In case you'd like more info, pics, and a video (yes I grew my NHL playoff beard early, GO PENS) visit my blog post at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/shower-grout-...