Jan 23
2013

How to: Organize Your Pantry {OXO Giveaway}

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Is it time to organize your pantry? Here are plenty of tips and links to helpful products to make your pantry beautiful and functional.

When you are trying to put dinner on the table quickly, or you’re putting together your kids’ lunch boxes on a busy morning, the last thing you should have to do is rummage through the pantry to find that bag of rice you “just saw the other day…I swear”. That’s how things were starting to go in our house, and my husband and I knew it was time for a serious pantry reorganization. Not to mention the fact that the dingy shelves needed a couple of new coats of paint so they didn’t look as though we had just rubbed dirt all over them. Yeah, awesome.

Before Pictures:

Be kind! I cringed as I looked through these photos. While we had some basic organizing drawers and containers (thanks to my mum’s efforts several years ago), I managed to let everything become horribly disorganized. Packages of dried beans were tucked in random places, half-eaten packages of crackers lay behind boxes of cereal and the shelves…well, the shelves had seen better days.

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We are a cereal family and, inevitably, there are three to four types of cereal or oats open at one time. Behind these boxes are a couple of large bags of cereal, held together with clips.

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And then the spices. For someone who likes to use a lot of spices in her food, I certainly had a lousy way of organizing my spices. Even though they were contained in this cardboard box, the lip of the box didn’t allow me to see the label. I can’t even count the number of times that I had to pick up 4 to 5 spice bottles before finding the one I needed.

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My husband eats a lot of raw nuts throughout the day and pasta is in the regular dinner rotation for our family. Those spaces in our pantry were in dire need of an intervention!

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In come the OXO organizational tools:

I feel like these OXO Good Grips POP Containers should be wearing little red capes and a big “S” emblazoned across the front. They are truly the super heroes of kitchen organization.

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After Pictures:

Let the clouds open and the angels sing their songs of rejoice! After a weekend of kitchen chaos, the pantry is done.

My husband, the trooper that he is, painted the shelves in a clean, crisp white and the back and side walls in a cornflower blue. My heart does a little dance of joy every time I open the pantry doors.

As I put the food into containers, onto the turntables, and arranged everything on the shelves, I found out through trial and error what worked the best for easy access to the pantry items.

Here are my tips:

1. Think of the little guys:

We used to store the cereals, snack foods and the boys’ special treat boxes (they each have a box so there is no bickering over, “No, that’s MY candy cane.”) on one of the tops shelves. Not only were the containers difficult for me to reach and refill, but the boys had to drag over the barstools and precariously balance to reach the snack foods.

Now, the crackers, granola bars, cereals, dried fruit and graham crackers are front on center, right at their eye level. Also, we dedicated a spot for their lunch boxes so that they can empty them and put them away themselves when they come home from school. They’re rather thrilled with their new level of independence, and my husband and I are happy to cross one thing off of our daily “to do” lists.

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2. Put “high frequency” items front and center:

When preparing meals, I find myself constantly reaching for the cooking spray, olive oil, vinegars and spices. Weeknight meal preparation can be crazy enough without having to spend precious minutes searching for the balsamic vinegar or the bag of rice. If you use it often, make it easy to find.

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3. Teach your spices the ABCs

Are you going to think I’ve lost my mind if I tell you that I alphabetize my spices? Trust me, you want to do this. There’s something comforting about knowing that the chili powder is going to be nestled between the cardamom and cumin. This little bit of organization overboard-ness (yeah, I know that’s not a word) will save you endless moments of frustration. For this, I used the OXO 16-inch turntable

4. Put similar items together

Just as we feel most comfortable when we are with are closest friends, pantry organization works best when the cereal is beside the other cereals, the rice and other grains are sequestered to their own corner, and the nuts and dried fruits are huddled together.

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5. Delegate with your grains

This is a trick I’ve used for quite awhile, and it was certainly going to be a part of this pantry re-vamp. If you’re driving home from a late meeting and you need your significant other to put on a pot of rice, you can make a quick call (when you’re at a red light, of course) to ask him or her to get things rolling. Not only will the rice be easy to find (see point #4), but the cooking directions will be clearly labeled on the front of the container. No need to dictate directions while you’re trying to navigate a tricky left turn. The OXO POP containers work perfectly for grains!

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6. Turn, baby, turn

Lazy susans, like the one seen above (OXO Stainless Steel Lazy Susan) and the one that’s holding the spices (OXO 16-inch turntable) are a great way to organize bottles that like to topple. The stainless steel turntable, as well as the Stainless Steel Utensil Holder sit right beside my stovetop, for easy access to items and tools that I use frequently.

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The giveaway:

This giveaway is now closed.

Because of the excitement over this giveaway and the obvious need for so much pantry re-organization, the giveaway is extended by one week, and there will now be two winners!

Two lucky people will win some amazing OXO organizational tools (approximate value $150 USD per prize pack). Here is what’s included in each prize pack:

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10-piece POP container set
16-inch turntable
Stainless Steel Turntable
8-Piece Clip Set

For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and record that in the Rafflecopter list below. The other entry options are optional, but will give you additional entries (in other words…more chances to win).

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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States, aged 18 years and older.

The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by OXO, and the tools in this post and those for the giveaway are provided by them.

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1 Diane January 23, 2013 at 4:12 am

I love Oxo – and you’ve done such a good job!

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2 Brittany January 23, 2013 at 5:10 am

This is an amazing giveaway! My spices are all falling over!

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3 ste January 23, 2013 at 5:14 am

An organized Pantry looks divine!

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4 abby January 23, 2013 at 5:16 am

i think the best tip for organizing a pantry is to put all like things together (ie soup).

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5 Cori January 23, 2013 at 5:40 am

First in, first out!

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6 Meeta January 23, 2013 at 5:48 am

OK I’ve been thinking of a plan of action to tackle my pantry after you left that comment on my blog LOL! Seriously your “before” pantry looks more orderly than my now pantry!! I think I need to get to this now!

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7 Katie January 23, 2013 at 5:54 am

Oh, man, I’m so not one to give advice on this topic! I guess I try to group like items together.

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8 Margie Visnick January 23, 2013 at 6:19 am

I try to order them from front to back of most used items, and keep like items together.

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9 annabelle January 23, 2013 at 6:38 am

I need some of this to help me organize my pantry. I put everything like I like it and my girls mess everything up, life with kids

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10 Mom24@4evermom January 23, 2013 at 6:48 am

I love Oxo organizing stuff. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

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11 Lindsey January 23, 2013 at 6:52 am

Thank you for this post! You pantry is enviable! :) OXO has AMAZING stuff!!

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12 cindy January 23, 2013 at 7:04 am

Love your organized pantry. The giveaway items are wonderful and would help to get my pantry in order :)

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13 Katherine R. @ Tar Heel Taste Bud January 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

Your pantry looks incredible! Seriously inspiring me to tackle my family’s! Organizing is hard work, but so worth it in the end. Love these OXO products! Thanks for sharing!

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14 Elise @ elisebakes January 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

What a transformation – I’ve been inspired to organize my pantry!

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15 Vicki @ WITK January 23, 2013 at 7:10 am

I juts spent a weekend organizing my up boards too. I have to say I’m totally jealous of your pantry. It’s so big! And so organized!

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16 Marianne January 23, 2013 at 7:14 am

I consider myself an organized person, but my pantry begs to differ with me! I could use some helpt, too!

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17 Jillian Bracken January 23, 2013 at 7:15 am

Looks great! Having an organized pantry makes such a difference.

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18 Heather January 23, 2013 at 7:19 am

I love OXO products, especially their pop-up sealed containers!

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19 beth January 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

Just wish I had that much pantry space!

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20 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 23, 2013 at 7:21 am

Your pantry looks amazing! I really would love to organize my pantry like this :)

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21 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

I actually have two pantries – one off the kitchen and one in the basement for longer-term storage. I try to organize each one of them about twice a year and now is the time to do both! These great OXO items would really come in handy for that project.

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22 Bonny January 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

Wow … that’s impressive. I don’t have a pantry so much as a dresser in the kitchen that everything gets thrown into. I think I could use some help!

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23 Lisa - Garnish with Lemon January 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

Wow! My pantry needs some serious help! Thanks for the motivation!

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24 Britt January 23, 2013 at 7:36 am

To get my pantry organized…..priceless!!!

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25 Jenny L January 23, 2013 at 7:47 am

Oh how I need something to get my pantry organized!! This would definitely help. A pantry where I can actually see what I have. I have bought some of the oxo storage containers, and I have bought the ‘other’ kind… They don’t last…especially when they fall and break when any one of us 6 is looking for something:(

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26 Christine January 23, 2013 at 7:40 am

The “after” looks fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and tips!

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27 Kelly D January 23, 2013 at 7:43 am

These would definitely help me organize my pantry. Thanks!

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28 Kristen January 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

Awesome looking pantry- great job!

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29 Franziska January 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

Would love to win :)
Just mooved and could realy use that oranisation-set.

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30 Peggy January 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

Your pantry looks great!

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31 Alicia @ Alicia Carlson Photography January 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

My pantry looks worse than your “before” photo! Heh! Thanks for the tips.

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32 Skycharlie January 23, 2013 at 7:54 am

I love OXO its the best brand for containers.

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33 Jenny L January 23, 2013 at 7:54 am

Really not sure how the first pot got posted as a reply.. sorry:(

Oh how I need something to get my pantry organized!! This would definitely help. A pantry where I can actually see what I have. I have bought some of the oxo storage containers, and I have bought the ‘other’ kind… They don’t last…especially when they fall and break when any one of us 6 is looking for something

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34 Hannah January 23, 2013 at 8:04 am

Thanks for the tips. Our pantry is in desperate need of some TLC.

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35 RK January 23, 2013 at 8:09 am

I need to tackle my pantry….those oxo containers would be extremely useful:)

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36 Cheryl Newton January 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

I finally broke down and bought a few OXO POP containers for flour, sugar, etc. Love, love, love them. I’d love to win more.

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37 Kate | Food Babbles January 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

Well, I have to say that your “before” pictures look more organized than my current state of disorganization. But the “after” is just amazing! Loooove the cornflower blue inside. Gorgeous and organized. I’m actually getting ready for a major kitchen overhaul so getting my cabinets organized will be a must. Thanks for the inspiration!

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38 Olga @MangoTomato January 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

Amazing job!!! I wish I had a pantry this big ;)

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39 sara January 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

Oh my, this is such a great giveaway! I am in desperate need of some pantry re-organization. I always get sorting in January and the pantry is my next victim.

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40 Ray S January 23, 2013 at 8:29 am

Wow – awesome pantry transformation – great organization tips too. I could really use some OXO help! Thanks!

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41 Allison L. January 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

There are some good ideas here!

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42 Laura @ Family Spice January 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

I have cabinets and not a pantry, but man, is it JAM-PACKED! I find myself buying small items thinking I am out of them, when in fact I am not. So my pantry has come duplicates that will take a year to go through! I need those pull out shelves so I can see deep in the cabinet what’s lurking in the darkness!

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43 Cassie Sue January 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Excellent work! And I love the idea of adding the directions to the storage container. I cannot tell you how many times my hubby has called me to ask how much rice to water for the rice cooker.

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44 Janice January 23, 2013 at 8:46 am

My pantry could sure use an over haul right about now….it is a disaster just waiting to get organized with all those beautiful containers…so happy for you and the makeover your pantry received!!!

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45 Leah January 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

Great ideas! Now time to implement them…

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46 Sprigs of Rosemary January 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

How did you know that I was going to clean my pantry today!

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47 Kelly January 23, 2013 at 8:51 am

This is fantastic. I hope to have a pantry as large as yours someday. And then I will need all the help I can get organizing it, I’m sure!

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48 Kristabella January 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

I love their stuff!

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49 jon brierton January 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

… ummm … I DEFINITELY need to get organized !

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50 Georgiana January 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

Love this organization system and the labeling tip as well! Thank you for the giveaway as my pantry badly needs it!

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51 Winston January 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

Wish I were even a little organized. Nice job.

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52 Lillian January 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

Wow, your pantry looks amazing!!! My poor pantry looks WORSE than your “before” picture! :). Thanks for the giveaway.

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53 Stacy January 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

I LOVE Oxo products! And the fact that you have labels for cooking instructions…such a great idea!

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54 ACreativeDream January 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

WOW, could my pantry ever use that! Do you come along with it to get it all organized and set up correctly too? You are definitely inspiring!

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55 Maggie Wallace January 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thank you for posting this giveaway!! I love Oxo organizing stuff. And the pantry needs to be organized from all the holiday baking!! :) Would love love this

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56 bethd January 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

I so admire your results! I just got started on this myself.

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57 Deborah January 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

I would so love those containers. I just got some rolling shelves for my pantry and these would work so great!

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58 Sonya January 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

Wow! Stupendous job. I could really use the same organization in my own pantry!

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59 Blair January 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

My panty is a mess, the OXO products would be a huge help!

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60 Spencer Johnson January 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

This is a fantastic giveaway – I would love all of these organization tools!

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61 Simone Nickel January 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

When I was little, I used to alphabatize the soup cans in my mom’s pantry. Although we never had a “pantry,” instead a larger cupboard. I now have issues with needing to face everything in my cupboards and fridge. And if I could, I would buy matching containers to do so :]

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62 kelley January 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

I officially have pantry envy! Looks so great, I’d like to hire you to come do mine next :)

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63 Jeri January 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

I really appreciate this post. It’s very timely in that we’re converting a closet to a pantry. I wasn’t sure how to organize it and you’ve given excellent ideas and direction. Thanks so much.

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64 Jan January 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

Love all OXO Stuff

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65 Hotsy Malone January 23, 2013 at 9:21 am

Our little Pantry cabinet makes me look like a Food Hoarder, I cuss everytime I have to go in there and look for something! Yours on the other hand is a dream. Thanks for all the tips, I’m going to reorganize mine this weekend with your suggestions. Only thing that would make it even better would be to win the incredible OXO giveaway!

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66 Michelle Wright January 23, 2013 at 9:22 am

I need some organizing in my pantry. Thanks for the ideas.

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67 Connie January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

re-do looks really great – containers are really versatile and useful looking.

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68 Anne January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Thanks for the ideas. Love your labels! My kitchen life became a lot easier when I started labeling everything. I often cut the product name and any directions from the package and tape it to the storage container when I’m moving the contents.

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69 Babs January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

I have to go through my pantry and try to reorganize at least once a month. It seems nothing ever gets put back in the right place. The containers would be a tremendous help in solving my messy pantry. Great giveaway!

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70 claudia ellis January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Dara, I am seriously in love with your pantry <3 I'm a huge OXO fan already, but this just added a whole new level of respect! And I love love love the idea of labeling the containers with cooking instructions! So clever! Makes me think why I didn't come up with this while always having to look up instructions of how much water to add to quinoa and how long to cook it!

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71 Sarah January 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

I live with two other people. You have NO idea how much this would help.

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72 Joan January 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

Must be nice to have a kitchen that is large enough for a pantry. I have a small kitchen cabinet. Well, I guess I could have two cabinets, but I like to have my dishes and glasses in the kitchen.

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73 Avril Phillips January 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

I would so love a pantry like that – I’m slowly trying to organise my ‘cooking’ life

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74 Talia Tieman January 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

I was just packing my house, putting all the dried goods in bags to move, and thought to myself…I HATE all these boxes this product sits in. Of course, then i was pondering how to remember how much to cook, how long, etc. ALAS…LABELS and these storage boxes! Genius!

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75 Pam Capone January 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

I love OXO and surprisingly I don’t have any of those pieces :)

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76 Shelly January 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

I definitely try to reorganize my pantry once a month.

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77 Jena January 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

Great job, thanks for the ideas, my pantry cabinet is a MESS

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78 Kerry January 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

What great ideas – can be used all over the kitchen, not just in the pantry!

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79 Emily January 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

Looks great! I definitely need to attack my pantry…

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80 Elena January 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

An organized kitchen helps reduce waste! I read somewhere that half the food in the US is tossed out!

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81 libby January 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Ohh I need to organize, mine is so much worse than yours was, great ideas!

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82 Wendy January 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

Wow! your cupboard looks amazing!

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83 elena January 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

It’s amazing how with the right tools, everything becomes visible and easy to access. I <3 OXO… and Your Blog!

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84 Tiffany January 23, 2013 at 9:44 am

Great job!! If only I could be that organized!

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85 Sarah Beth January 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

Wish my pantry was that organized!

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86 Kaethe January 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

Your pantry looks fabulous :)

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87 Whitney January 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

That is quite the transformation! I love the ‘Delegate your grains’ step! That is sheer brilliance! Not to mention, I tend to forget proportions and am always looking them up online. Thanks for the great idea!

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88 patti reed January 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

I’ve never come across an OXO product that doesn’t do the best job in comparison to all the rest. Love the looks of those stainless steel turntables! Can’t wait to do something to my pantry!

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89 Colleen January 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

Your pantry looks great. Inspiration to work on mine this afternoon.

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90 Carol January 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

I have a few of those Oxo containers and I really need more of them!

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91 Denise January 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

This is on my To Do list. I just haven’t found the motivation I need. This just might do it for me.

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92 cathy January 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

OXO rocks! love their containers and storage! i need more!

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93 Holly January 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

I am currently re-vamping my pantry and would love some new organizing tools. Looks like you did a great job and I hope to have the same success.

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94 Rachel January 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

I have a rather smallish house with lamentably limited space in my kitchen. My wonderful husband converted a closet into a pantry a couple of years ago, but I am definitely not making the most of the space as it is the very definition of “chaos.” I’d love these tips and tricks and could definitely put Oxo to work!

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95 Kim S January 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

I just moved into a new home, so it’s the PERFECT time to organize the pantry the way I want to!

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96 Kari M January 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

I love the turntables! What a great idea for spices and oils.

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97 Lorna January 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

I love to organize and I already have a bunch of OXO containers, but always need more. :)

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98 anniegi January 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

Wow! What a beautiful makeover. I don’t have a “pantry” and not much cabinet space, & it’s a mess! I chuckled at your before spice storage, I use an old baking dish & I can NEVER find what I’m looking for. OXO is a great company, I’ve been using their good grips kitchen tools for years due to arthritis. Thank you for the giveaway.

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99 Lynda M. January 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

Great job on your pantry! I love OXO!

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100 Rachel @ Bakerita January 23, 2013 at 10:10 am

Looks great!! My pantry definitely needs to be revamped.

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101 Stefany January 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for offering this!

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102 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

I would love the oxo products to get my pantry and all of my gluten-free flours and grains even more organized and tidy!

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103 Kari January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

I love OXO! I use lazy susans all over – even in the fridge!

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104 Robyn January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

Wow! I need mine to look like that! Thanks for the chance!

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105 Celeste B. January 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

My pantry could definitely use a makeover. Thanks for the giveaway.

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106 Michele January 23, 2013 at 10:27 am

Love your pantry,was wondering about the door. We have space in our kitchen but do you use a regular door or one that matches the cabinets? There are so many great new products out there.

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107 Sarah H.P. January 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

I so need these storage tools! My kitchen is a mess!

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108 Wendy W January 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

What a fantastic job of reorganizing the pantry!! I need to do this ASAP!!

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109 Elizabeth January 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

Our pantry can never seem to stay organized. These containers would help to organize it.

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110 Brenda Venable January 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

Funny you should be talking about this! I just went through my pantry over the weekend, and I wished for more containers! I don’t like open bags and boxes because food can go bad so quickly.

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111 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

LOVE all the organization!

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112 Kesha January 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

I really would love to win this set! My pantry is in complete disarray and it is driving me CRAZY

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113 vaishali January 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

Wow…would lov eto win these!!Thanks.

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114 Pam January 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

There is nothing like the satisfaction of a well organized pantry! Love what you have done, would love to do the same in my pantry!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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115 Marsha January 23, 2013 at 10:53 am

I so need to get organized. this giveaway would be a great way to start. Thanks for the chance.

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116 Kat January 23, 2013 at 10:56 am

Your pantry looks great. Mine is a big mess! I should really do something about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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117 Shirley McCollough January 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

Just lovely! You did good!

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118 Heather P January 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

I love OXO products! Your pantry looks fantastic!!

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119 Barbe Lessem January 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

I got into the habit of shielding my head whenever I get something off a shelf because several other things will always fall. I am in serious need of some organizational intervention! :)

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120 Sandy w January 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

Your pantry looks amazing. Would love to get mine organized Great give away

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121 julie January 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

The OXO containers are the best. The lids can be handled by one hand and while the other hand is busy scooping out flour or mixing something. I love them.

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122 Nancy A. January 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

You can’t imagine how much I need this!! My cabinets are so messy, I can’t find anything, then go out to buy more stuff that I end up storing in the spare bedroom and losing, too!! It is so embarrassing and I would love to tidy up before spring!! These look like a great idea and your pantry turned out beautifully!

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123 Alex January 23, 2013 at 11:26 am

Thank you so much for the tips, you make we want to reorganize my entire kitchen!!!

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124 Tiffany H January 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

OMG! Love OXO… My fiance and I just purchased a house and there is NO pantry, I can’t wait till my fiance builds one for us!

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125 Bina January 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

I’m a medical student who is learning to cook as stress relief in between studying :) I would love more organization tools for my kitchen!

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126 Toni a January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

My pantry looks just like your before picture! I sure could use all those organizers!!

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127 Meg January 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

My pantry looks like your first picture! I’m pretending I’m organized! Love Oxo

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128 Marcia January 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

Oh my gosh! I need this, I don’t even have a pantry. When I open my spice cabinet, spices have been known to try to escape!

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129 Roberta January 23, 2013 at 11:57 am

I recently became acquainted with OXO products and I’m loving every one of them! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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130 Natalie January 23, 2013 at 11:59 am

That looks so nice! I can’t imagine that my kitchen could ever look like that…! It’s given me new inspiration!

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131 Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats January 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm

omg Im in dire need of some organization! I just had a mini-meltdown this morning about that very problem!! hah your pantry is so perfect, im so jealous! ;)

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132 Hanna January 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Your “after” picture is so impressive! My pantry looks like a tornado went through it.

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133 Kathy January 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love love love oxo pop containers. They’re so much fun to use.

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134 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl January 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Ok I am officially inspired beyond belief!! GORGEOUS!!

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135 Kirsty January 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Wow – what an awesome transformation! I love Oxo. :)

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136 Jacquelyn January 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Oh my!!! My pantry is HORRIFIC! I was trying to pack a lunch for our elementary schooler the other day and something fell on my head!!! It is on the to do list!

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137 Jacquelyn January 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Fingers crosses I win. I could use some oxo containers. They are expensive!

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138 Loretta January 23, 2013 at 12:23 pm

It’s like you read my mind! My pantry is atrocious!

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139 Stephanie January 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Looks fantastic!

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140 Kari January 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Wow – yours looks great! Wish I had a pantry that size!

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141 Stacy January 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Love OXO products – thanks!

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142 Meagan @ A Zesty Bite January 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

You did a great job on organizing your kitchen pantry!

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143 Sara H. January 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! OXO brand always sells really handy products, and these look amazing!

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144 Alesia January 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Heaven!

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145 Brianna January 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Looks awesome. Great giveaway!

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146 Caitlin F. January 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

My pantry could definitely use a makeover! Awesome giveaway.

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147 Karen F January 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Who doesn’t love oxo?? they have such great products. As with many here, my pantry sure needs a makeover..

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148 Andreas R Tabor January 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Time to get organized! This looks like a great way to begin

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149 Margaret January 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Love the new pantry! The blue back wall is brilliant! You’ve inspired me, Dara!

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150 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet January 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Oooh, my pantry needs a makeover! :)

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151 Niki Baker January 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I love love love OXO products! Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

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152 Natalie S January 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I definitely need to organize my pantry!

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153 Kimberly P. January 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I recently moved into a small home with an even smaller kitchen. I am not used to the lack of space and am organizationally CHALLENGED. Please help!

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154 Sarah Beth January 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

This is an amazing giveaway and something I could really use! :)

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155 Jen S. January 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I love the use of the lazy susans. Your pantry looks so great now!

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156 Christopher Sorel January 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

great job and wish I had a pantry. Just cuboards full

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157 Suzze January 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I alphabetize my spices too! (I think I have about 85 of them, I’d never find one otherwise). I also keep a list of them taped to the door so I can remember what I have! I sure could use the OXO stuff though, my pantry is jammed and messy!

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158 sophia January 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Cool… organize me please!

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159 Shana January 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I have so much Tupperware, but stuff is not arranged efficently or labeled. I clearly needed this post! I am currently trying to organizes & re do shelf lining. These would help!

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160 Anna January 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Nice giveaway!

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161 Andrea M January 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Your pantry looks amazing! Sign me up!

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162 Ally January 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I LOVE my OXO containers, they are truly the best thing for the pantry.

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163 megan January 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

your pantry puts mine to SHAME!! i seriously need to tackle this project. there are definitely times that i want to try a new recipe but don’t want to fight with the toppling piles of bagged beans/grains etc. in the pantry and so i just don’t do it :-(

thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

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164 Noble Pig - Cathy January 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I am getting to reorganize my pantry…it’s crazy in there. I have lazy susans in my fridge…it’s the greatest thing ever for the million condiment jars.

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165 Leticia Meyer January 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Amazing I wish My pantry looked like this

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166 Tera January 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Your newly organized pantry is amazing!

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167 Lynne January 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hope Canadians are included in this contest! Love OXO products.

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168 Sarah L January 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Your pantry looks great! Mine needs a lot of work.

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169 Ellie Delancey January 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I’m in the process of moving and this post is excellent for helping to set up the new kitchen. Thanks a bunch!

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170 Kimi January 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Your pantry looks great. Great giveaway.

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171 Jenny January 23, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I dont’ know why I haven’t though to alphabetize the speices before..its so handy that way in the stores1

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172 Nealie January 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Love the ideas! Thanks so much!!

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173 Aubrey @ Homegrown&Healthy January 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I need all the organizing help I can get!

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174 Laura Spragge January 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

this is such a timely post! On my week off, I wanted to organize the pantry upstairs, and downstairs, and i’ve made a bit of progress, but not quite there yet! Some great tips!

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175 sharron orcutt January 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

i am falling in love with oxo, and also have been trying my best to organize my pantry. your pantry looks lovely and quite organized

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176 Jessica January 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I’m gonna go ahead and add an “XOXOXOXO” to “OXO” because that pantry is inspiring!!!

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177 Anne January 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This is so inspirational! I’m living with a tiny kitchen, and this would make a huge difference.

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178 Marie January 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Instead of organizing my pantry, can I just have yours? Beautiful job!

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179 Susie January 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I alphabetize my spices!

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180 Kelly January 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Your pantry looks amazing!

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181 Brigette January 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Awesome giveaway! I LOVE Oxo.

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182 Stephen January 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Ok, now i have to go alphabetize my spices…thanks for giving me permission to something i have always wanted to do!

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183 Brenda January 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm

You are soooo organized. Would love to organize my pantry better.

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184 Lisa January 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I’m lusting after your pantry. So nice!

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185 Kay B January 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Love OXO Love your pantry!

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186 Shelley January 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm

These look great. Love the idea to write directions for rice! I’m always having to dig out the packages and squint at the small print.

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187 Rena January 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm

great job and thanks for the great tips!!

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188 Margaret January 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

enjoy all of your recipes
thanks

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189 Julia January 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I made a pantry in an old metal office cabinet. Does the job but really needs to be organized without the shoe boxes and recycled pb jars. LOL

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190 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

I SO need to do this. Things have gotten a little out of control in pantry recently. I absolutely love all those containers! I get a little thrill every time I walk into one of those storage container stores :) You really do have some great tips here and I’m inspired.

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191 Bailey Kirkland January 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Oh please oh please oh please let me win this!!!!

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192 trina orrick January 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

thanks for the inspiration! Cant wait to get started.

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193 kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts January 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Dara-I love the color on the back walls of your pantry! I did a similar color on the back of my upper cabinets, by placing colored foam core board against the wall. I love seeing my pretty Polish pottery against the blue.

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194 Joanne January 23, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Dara I love what you did in your pantry. Thanks
For the inspiration.

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195 Stacy Frank January 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Please, pick me! You can’ t imagine how I have been insnpired by you! :)

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196 Jess S. @ Floptimism January 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

I’m experiencing some serious pantry envy right now. I’m definitely inspired to re-organize my own!

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197 Kathleen January 23, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Love oxo!

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198 StaceyL January 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Mmmmmm, I love organization! This looks like an awesome giveaway . . .please let me win:) Thanks for the chance!

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199 Renata January 23, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Great organization technique with OXO – thanks for the giveaway and the tips too!

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200 Lynna January 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm

The new pantry looks amazinggg!! How useful to have all those OXO products!

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201 Wendy Yamazaki January 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Pick me, pick me! I love what you did to your pantry!

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202 Jodi January 23, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I love it! It reminds me I need to work on my pantry!

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203 Staci January 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Great job my friend! Love the oxo products!!!
Wish my pantry could look like that.

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204 Hannah January 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

So jealous of your pantry! :)

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205 Gail January 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm

So nice to be organized!

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206 Stephanie January 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I am always looking for more ways to become better organized! I sure would LOVE to win these prizes!

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207 Julie January 23, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Oh how I need to get busy on this project! The OXO items would give me a jump-start on it!

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208 Laurie {Simply Scratch} January 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I’m so jealous of your skills! Nice work Dara! :)

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209 Linda January 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I’d be happy with your “before” photos!

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210 Megan M January 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Yay! I’m inspired to organize my pantry! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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211 Lisa s January 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

My current pantry is sadly very similar to your before pics!

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212 Andrea T. January 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I don’t have any OXO products, but I think I need some!

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213 Kristen January 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Awesome!

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214 Holly January 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I love it. I’m an organization junkie!

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215 Nicole Vosburgh January 23, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Amazing!! This is just what I need to organize my kitchen! I accomplished my bathroom linen closet today, now on to the kitchen :)

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216 Melissa January 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Pick Me! :)

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217 Beth C. January 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Your new pantry looks amazing! Mine looks like your “before” picture.

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218 Loie January 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

With a newly retired spouse, this would be a great win! Or tell me how to get him out of my kitchen!

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219 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

OXO makes the best products! I love the Pop Containers that I have and I will be on the lookout for those turn tables, very smart.

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220 Natalie J Vandenberghe January 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I am envious (of your organizational skills!) I love OXO products. Thanks for the giveaway.

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221 Marnely Rodriguez-Murray January 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

What great tools and I loved your tips!

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222 lynn January 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

your pantry looks amazing and i am going to try your tips :)
love your blog!

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223 Marlene January 23, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love your organized pantry & thank you so much for the tips! I have now fallen in love with OXO…..thank you for the giveaway!

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224 Carol January 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Dara, your pantry looks fantastic. I wish I had a pantry here. My cabinets need some serious rearranging…..being organized makes cooking and baking so much easier.

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225 Phyllis January 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

What a great looking pantry! Love OXO.

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226 Heather January 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

I need to organize my pantry! Love OXO!

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227 Rachel January 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I love OXO! I wish I could be as organized as you.

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228 E.S. January 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm

i love Oxxo stuff ! and I love your idea about putting cooking instructions on the containers…would definitely be useful in my home.

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229 Rebecca January 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

What a great way to make my day easier, I need to get on it!

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230 Danielle January 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

your new pantry looks amazing!!! I would LOVE to win this , I desperately need to reorganize!!!

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231 Khanh January 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I am pretty obsessed with OXO products, thanks for the opportunity! And your pantry looks great, well done!

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232 Lynette January 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Inspiring! My spices wouldn’t fit in my pantry so I put them in a drawer and marked the names on the lids so I can see them from above. I LOVE all of those cool little containers in your pantry. And writing cooking times right on the container — brilliant!

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233 RhonniG January 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I love OXO…have a lot of their stuff but I need these!!!!!

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234 Mrs. Y January 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

XXX to OXO ~ love their kitchen tools too :)

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235 Tiffani January 24, 2013 at 12:41 am

Looks gorgeous! More than half of my pantry is taken up by over a dozen different types of pasta :P A makeover is sorely needed!

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236 Debbie Bray January 24, 2013 at 12:47 am

i LOVE YOUR PANTRY!!

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237 Amy Tong January 24, 2013 at 12:55 am

I love your new and organized pantry. I wish mine looks 1/2 as good as yours! My pantry space is pretty limited and I think the OXO organizational tools can really help me! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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238 Kate D. January 24, 2013 at 1:22 am

I have been inspired to organize my pantry! I hate clutter!

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239 jenny January 24, 2013 at 3:13 am

i’m so jealous of your pantry right now

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240 megan @ whatmegansmaking January 24, 2013 at 4:44 am

Your pantry looks great! I would love to win this – I think my kitchen needs it :)

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241 Allison C January 24, 2013 at 6:16 am

Love everything OXO makes! I’m jealous your pantry looks so neat!

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242 sam January 24, 2013 at 6:41 am

OXO has such great products – what a super giveaway :)

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243 Terri A. January 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

Love OXO! Your pantry looks great!

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244 Jamie Zumhingst January 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

I could SO very much use this…*fingers tightly crossed*!!

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245 Sascha January 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

I have a serious pantry problem. My pantry is similar to yours, so you gave me some great ideas and I LOVE OXO!

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246 ann January 24, 2013 at 7:51 am

Love organization! And Oxo!

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247 karen January 24, 2013 at 8:38 am

I am drooling over that organized pantry! I want one!!!

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248 Michele West January 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

I could really use these products! Your pantry looks great!

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249 Charlie January 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

Dara:

So disappointed this is not for Canadians!

I could sure use your help with my pantry!

I went from a walk in to a small closet and am in terrible way!

Can’t figure out how you get your appliances, bakeware in with your food.

Charlie

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250 Heather January 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

An enviable pantry to say the least. Our big revelation was to put large ceramic tiles down on the wire racks to keep things upright and help with cleaning.

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251 Rachel January 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

looks awesome my pantry needs alot of help!

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252 Adee January 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

That pantry is my dream come true!

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253 Bobbi Renee (@BobbisKozyKtchn) January 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

You have NO idea how perfect the timing is on this post!! I moved about 4 months ago and had a large pantry at my old house. Now I have a shelving unit in a small room and it looks like a bomb went of in there!! I seriously need some help!! As a food blogger I am with you, I should have easy access to my ingredients and not spend 15 minutes scrambling and digging to find what I need.

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254 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen January 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

I looooove me some OXO Pop containers!!

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255 Jill January 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

Your pantry looks lovely now! Where did all the cereal and crackers go, though!? I love OXO’s pop containers, they’re fantastic.

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256 Julie January 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

OXO Pop containers are the best storage tool I’ve ever seen for a kitchen. I totally want to organize the kitchen like yours now :) It’s the most functional design I’ve ever seen!

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257 GuRLiee January 24, 2013 at 9:36 am

Okay this is inspiration……now I need to get to work on my pantry which looks like a scene from “Hoarders…buried alive”

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258 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

I love OXO, they have such great products. And my pantry could use some serious work!

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259 Marci January 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

Your pantry looks amazing! I’m really jealous.

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260 lulu January 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

great ideas for organizing my “future” pantry. we are renovating our kitchen.

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261 Raquel (Thoughtful Eating) January 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

Oh I really need help organizing my pantry. OXO products are great. ::fingers crossed:: that I can win this. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

BTW – I love that sign above your pantry. Did you make that yourself?

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262 Laurel Martinez January 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

Holy Cow! I LOVE this organization system!! I would LOVE to win this!!!

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263 kristen January 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

wow, this is DREAMY.

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264 Liz January 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

I NEED to organize my pantry! All of the OXO tools would help out SO much! :)

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265 Amber Farnham January 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

Jealous! Love every inch of it!

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266 Nikki January 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

Wow! I wish I had a big pantry like that, but I am thankful for two large cupboards. I’ve window peeped at these OXO containers many times.

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267 coley r January 24, 2013 at 11:22 am

love it.. wishin i was half that organized!

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268 Barb January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

Judge, NEVER! Relate? Absolutely. Love the organizers!

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269 Theresa M January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

Organization LONG overdue in my kitchen!

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270 AmandaE January 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I have a bunch of comments but no true pantry so organization is key! Love the idea of having cooking instructions on the boxes – make it easy for anyone helping out

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271 AmandaE January 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

*cabinets – not comments…

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272 Blessie Nelson January 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I really need this! Hoping to win!

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273 Jean Layton January 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Your pantry transformation is inspiring.
I’m moving into an older home with no storage space, these ideas will certainly come in handy for setting up the pantry.
Thanks

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274 Ilana Williams January 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I love this! I have been eyeballing some storage containers for my pantry for weeks and it would jump-start my pantry organization!

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275 DK January 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Forget the giveaway – I simply came to gawk at the arrangement. Being of Indian origin I have plethora of spices not to talk about the legumes threatening to overflow my kitchen. The wholegrain and “eating unrefined” bug adding to the mix only means more wholegrains and Dried fruits ….with every passing year, I realize I am just adding more and more stuff to my pantry that’s it almost at its choking point. Though I do arrange the spices alphabetically (yay! I am actually doing something right!), other things sure are falling apart. Your photos gave me some awesome ideas to kickstart this process. Just this arrangement is going to make me fall in love with all my food produce again. Thank you for this post.

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276 Aurora January 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Great ideas! I need to organize numerous things in the house, pantry included!!!!

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277 Ellen January 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I could really use something like this-my pantry is very disorganized!

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278 Rachel January 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Wow, that pantry looks amazing. I would love to have mine that organized.

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279 Dawn January 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

My hubby got me hooked on the Oxo storage containers. He did an amazing job organizing my chaos of spices!

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280 erin January 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I love organizing things so this is such a great giveaway.

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281 Chadro January 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Love all these items/gadgets. I could sure out the 10-piece POP container set to good use , all my containers are so old and many missing lids nowadays. Always good for staples and dry goods

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282 Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Your pantry looks gorgeous!!

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283 Susan January 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

What a great giveaway! I am in the processing of organizing my pantry anyway, and these items would QUICKLY be put to good use!!!

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284 Megan January 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Your pantry looks wonderful! I hat to admit it, but my pantry looks like your before pictures (if not worse).

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285 Regina January 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I would love to be able to find things in my pantry without a flashlight!

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286 Andrea W January 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Building a new house this summer – I could definitely use these!!

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287 Lindsay January 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I am totally painting the inside of my pantry! That is awesome!!

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288 Renee January 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Ohhh…. I’d love it if my pantry looked like this – and STAYED like this!!

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289 Laura S January 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Looks like a great way to organize my pantry. Those containers are fantastic!

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290 Kim C. January 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I love all of OXO organizers/containers along with their many other gadgets/tools for the kitchen!

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291 Emily January 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Looks great! I definitely need a pantry makeover, myself.

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292 Malerie C. January 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

My pantry needs help!

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293 marla January 25, 2013 at 4:23 am

Hi Dara!! Can you come over to organize our home ~ pretty please??

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294 joan s January 25, 2013 at 4:30 am

Love the OXO containers and what a great idea to put the cooking instructions right on the container!

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295 Julie January 25, 2013 at 4:38 am

I love your pantry ideas! Especially the Oxo containers with instructions for grains!

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296 Jessica January 25, 2013 at 6:40 am

Love the OXO containers. I’m in the process of RE- organizing my pantry. It just isn’t working out and it’s time to start over :)

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297 Suzan G. January 25, 2013 at 6:55 am

I’ve been working on organizing my kitchen and my pantry in particular. Unfortunately, the pantry organization has been more of a mental exercise thus far! Thanks for some great ideas!

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298 Christine January 25, 2013 at 7:08 am

I need this type of organization in my life!!!

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299 Mika January 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

I just moved to new place and I need these things to organize my kitchen!

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300 Melissa January 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

The OXO containers look great! The cooking instructions placed directly on the containers is genius!

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301 Kristin January 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

Too funny. I just went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond (armed with many, many coupons) and bought a ton of OXO canisters to redo my pantry. I had so much fun organizing it but still trying to figure out what labels to use. Glad to see you like your containers. After a lot of research, they seem to be the best quality out there.

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302 Jennifer January 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

Love the OXO containers! Never thought to put cooking directions on the front. That’s genius!

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303 jan January 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

My pantry needs this giveaway so bad!

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304 Annalise January 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

Wow! So jealous of that big organized pantry! I don’t even have a pantry, but the random cupboards of food I have could definitely use some reorganization. Great giveaway!

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305 collette January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

Love it! I want my kitchen to look that organized!

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306 Kaitlin January 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

only OXO can make a pantry swoonworthy :) Looks great!

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307 Karin January 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

I DESPERATELY wish my pantry was that organized!!! It would make me cook more for sure!

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308 Wehaf January 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

I am so impressed with your newly organized pantry!

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309 Lauren January 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

I can never keep my pantry organized, and it’s significantly larger than yours. The problem is made worse due to my roommate (and her boyfriend) who never seem to keep up with whatever system I create.

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310 Christine D. January 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

Love OXO products – this is an awesome giveaway!

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311 Nikki Jeske January 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

Oh my gosh amazing! I want those! Though you should see my pantry… way more disorganized than your “Before” picture. I hope to get it to that state – I’ll be happy with that! :)

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312 meredith January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

my pantry so needs a makeover!

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313 Crystal Schwartz January 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I am such a weirdo about organization, especially in the kitchen, and this would work out great at my house!!

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314 Danielle January 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I’ve always wanted a spice rack to organize my spices, but after reading about the turntable I can’t wait to that!

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315 Heather S. January 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm

This is an inspiring pantry re-vamp. I would never have thought of turn tables in the pantry on my own. Also, alphabetizing the spices sounds like a great idea to me.

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316 Kate January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I use Oxo’s pop up containers to house all of my different flours. They’re great!

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317 Whitney January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I LOVE Oxo! Awesome stuff here!

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318 Tierney January 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Oh, I need to win this!

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319 Amanda January 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I am so happy I stumbled onto your blog. I am pretty abysmal at organization as I never know where to start so I have been shutting our cupboard doors really fast so I don’t get annoyed by the mess. I never knew OXO made this stuff, how neat!

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320 heidi January 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I appreciate the ideas you have offered. Sometimes it’s easier to see another viewpoint when you are feeling frustrated by the lack of organization in your cupboards.As usual, I enjoyed your post and hot a couple of ideas that I hadn’t thought about before. It would be very nice to have these products for my pantry/

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321 Jen at The Three Little Piglets January 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I always love before and after pictures! I makes me feel like there is hope after all!

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322 Carolyn G January 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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323 Becky Greene January 25, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

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324 Lia Simpson January 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

So excited to get organized with Oxo!

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325 Nicolle January 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I am in love with your post and so glad I came across it on Pinterest! The other day I bought my first OXO container, it was for 5 lbs of sugar. I could definitely use all of this to get my kitchen in order! Thank you for hosting this :-)

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326 Tamara January 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I love OXO baby products! I didn’t realize they make other products!

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327 Kandy January 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Great advice on organizing! Thank you!

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328 Amiee January 26, 2013 at 5:15 am

Great looking pantry! Love it…mine is totally in need of a makeover as well!

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329 Kathy S January 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

I love the idea of putting the directions as well as the name of the product on the containers.

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330 sandie January 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

I would be happy with the before picture (thats really sad I know). It seems like such an overwhelming project to tackle!!

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331 Teri B January 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I was just commenting to my son how I need to clean up the pantry! It’s a hot mess!

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332 Kelli January 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I love containers! Your pantry looks great! I try to keep mine in order but it’s a never ending struggle.

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333 Holly January 26, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I love containers like this! My pantry has a hard time staying clean and organized.

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334 Jennifer Hooker January 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Absolutely in love with OXO products!

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335 Lori January 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I love an organized pantry!!

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336 Priscilla January 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Would love for my pantry to look like this!

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337 Karen Petersen January 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm

This looks amazing! I totally need to get my spices in order!

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338 Christy January 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Your pantry looks amazing!

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339 Melanie January 27, 2013 at 3:56 am

I love the lazy susan idea!

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340 Carla H. January 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

Love the organized pantry! What a wonderful and generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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341 Lonna Hernandez January 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

Would definitely love this. My pantry is in desperate need of organizational help.

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342 Adam January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

Great tips, and an unbelievable giveaway!

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343 Realia M January 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

OXO makes such fun stuff! i would love this

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344 Karen January 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Lord knows that I need all the help and inspiration I can get. OXO products look amazing. I am unable to find these products where I live so I will keep my fingers crossed! Thanks

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345 Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) January 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

such a great giveaway! this would help me out so much! I need to be more organized!!

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346 Vera K January 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Man I could use some help organizing the pantry and making the most of limited space.

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347 K @ I's and O's January 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I wish my kitchen cabinets looked as perfect as yours!

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348 Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen January 27, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I LOVE OXO stuff! Your organizing tips are so helpful! Thanks!

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349 Kate January 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I love that you have the directions right on the container. That’ll save my boyfriend a lot of frustration when I’m asking him to help start dinner (especially because as a result of my planned pantry update, I’m going to be taking often-used items out of their containers and putting them into nicely organized ones like you have!).

Excellent ideas- I’m favoriting your blog!! :)

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350 Dianne Shaw January 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Great giveaway! I definitely need to organize my pantry.

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351 ofrad January 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm

This is amazing gift! we just moved to a new apartment so i will be happy to use all of that

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352 Leah January 28, 2013 at 7:18 am

I would love to win this giveaway!

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353 Charlyn January 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

I love how your pantry looks now. This is an awesome giveaway.

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354 rachel January 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

I desperately need to organize my spices.

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355 Rocio January 28, 2013 at 10:57 am

My pantry can use some work as well, what a great giveaway and tips!

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356 AnnaG January 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

So timely — I was just looking at my pantry and saying that it needed some OXO love! :)

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357 Sheri Richardson January 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This article is full of good ideas to support me in my New Year’s resolution: Get organized! I love the lazy susan!

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358 The Peace Patch January 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

I just discovered your blog while searching for Superbowl recipes…I love your post “25 Super Bowl Recipes, Plus Harry & David Snackbox Gift Idea”! I love the bean-stuffed mushroom recipe. Thanks for sharing so many fabulous ideas!

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359 Donna January 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Great ideas! Love the lazy susan in the pantry.

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360 Billie Jean January 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm

This would make such a great gift! Especially for my mother!

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361 TaraO January 28, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Oh, how I wish I had a pantry that large! Love all of the OXO organizing products!

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362 Becky @ Project Domestication January 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I love all OXO products and am in need of many more. That turntable especially!
Love your reorganization project!

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363 Wendyf January 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm

This would be so great, my fingers are crossed!

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364 MikeG January 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I love the turntable idea for the spices…and alphabetizing them is a great idea. I need to do that…I’m constantly rifling through baskets of spices trying to find the one I need. Thanks for the ideas!

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365 Martha January 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

This has inspired me!

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366 Bailey January 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Just started organizing my pantry and I thought it looked but pretty good, but after seeing yours it still has a way to go!

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367 Kelly January 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Beautiful!

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368 Jules January 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I love OXO!!! This would help me get organized!

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369 Amanda p January 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

So jealous! I have some of the pop containers and they’re awesome.

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370 Pat Stebbins January 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

OMG what a GREAT job you did & I hope I can win because I moved in April & could SURE use the organization in my little cupboard!

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371 Diane Kramer January 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

OXO are great products – purchase often. My goal is to get my cupboards to look that organized.

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372 kitten January 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm

I stumbled upon OXO recently and I instantly fell in love with their products! I wanna make my whole kitchen with their products and even the bathroom!

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373 barb January 29, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I love these containers

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374 chantal H. January 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I would love to win these!

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375 Kris Sladek January 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Wow! My pantry also looks like a poor version of your ‘before’ picture! I have a lot of shelves but alas no organization! I love OXO and have tons of OXO cooking utensils. Now I need the OXO organizers too!!

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376 Nataly Carbonell January 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Such an amazing giveaway and products!

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377 Maggie January 29, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Mice job of using those great OXO storage products to reorganize your pantry!

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378 Michelle January 30, 2013 at 6:34 am

These would be life changing, thanks so much for the chance!

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379 Joyce Prescott January 30, 2013 at 7:05 am

I just would love to be a little organized so when I want to cook something, I can actually find it. Abosolutely love your new improved pantry!!

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380 Bonnie P January 30, 2013 at 9:22 am

So sad a Canuck blog and only US entires. Can I ship it to my daughter in AZ if I was to be chosen?

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381 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 30, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hi Bonnie, thank you for your comment. I do understand your point and I try to open as many giveaways as I can to Canadian residents. I do live in the U.S., and work with several U.S. companies. Unfortunately, some of them are unable to mail giveaway items to Canada because it violates agreements with their Canadian distributors. I don’t see any reason why the prize couldn’t be sent to your daughter if you win.

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382 Deanne January 30, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love how organized your pantry looks!

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383 Beth January 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

What a great idea! My husband and daughter are going to be gone for 2 weeks and this gives me great inspiration to organize my pantry while they are gone.

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384 Brenda Venable January 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

What a great idea for this time of the year! Need to search out those out-of-date products and pitch them!

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385 addie | culicurious January 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

What an amazing pantry, Dara :)

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386 Carrie Young January 30, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I had pantry moths this year. Evidently there was a large outbreak of this problem in our area. The larvae were even able to get inside of my tupperware canisters. Oxo saved the day. Now all of my pantry items, other than cans or glass containers, are in Oxo containers.

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387 Kristen January 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

When you said “cornflower blue” I was a little skeptical but then I saw it… OH MY WORD!!! Gorgeous. Absolutely perfect.

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388 jacky January 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Love,love,love….What a nice thing to have a organized pantry. A great time saver also I am sure when looking for things. I would LOVE to win the oxo containers. They look like a great thing.

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389 Marta January 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I recently purchased a set of OXO containers and love it. Definitely frees up space due to the square/rectangular shapes.

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390 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. January 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I need these so bad! My pantry is a mess!

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391 Tracy Hunt January 31, 2013 at 12:16 am

If I win, I would still need more help to get my pantry in order, but this is a step in the right direction!

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392 Andi January 31, 2013 at 6:53 am

Looks great! Thanks for the tips! :)

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393 nathania January 31, 2013 at 11:46 am

I like the way you keep your pans in here too (baking stuff). I also like the containers for holding grains.

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394 Linda January 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I love your pantry re-do, and especially the Cookin Canuck sign over the door! I have never tried those Oxo canisters, but they look amazing! I love the idea of posting the cooking instructions right on the canister. And the lazy susan idea is something I hadn’t considered either! You have definitely inspired me to make better use of my pantry.

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395 Sarah Braun January 31, 2013 at 7:47 pm

My pantry could certainly use some organization! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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396 Candice Lewis January 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Thank you for offering this giveaway! I just started my pantry organization project today! Went to the store to pick out my OXO Pop containers, then realized I hadn’t done my homework, and I have no idea what sizes I need! Found your site while googling for some help with that :)

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397 Laura February 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

I don’t have a lot of room upstairs in my kitchen so I have a “downstairs pantry” in the basement for extra items. It’s dull and drab, but those containers would certainly help organize it! I love the pop of blue in your new pantry. So bright and cheery.

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398 Fatema February 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

Label everything!

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399 Desi February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I need some serious organization help! This would be perfect for me!

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400 Brit February 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I absolutely LOVE organizing things, but it can be a bit costly to get all the necessary containers.

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401 Christine February 2, 2013 at 12:34 am

Organization makes me so unnaturally happy. I fully support the alphabetizing of the spices. And the turntables! So clever.

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402 pattilouwho February 2, 2013 at 9:48 am

I am new here and can’t stop reading! I love your pantry organization. I like the idea of getting things out of boxes and bags and into clear containers. So great!

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403 Susan Christy February 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Being more organized is a dream of mine!

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404 Gail Ackerman February 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Love oxo and turntables.Your organizational pointers are fabulous!! Would love reorganizing!!

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405 Johnnie February 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

It seems I am constantly trying to keep my pantry organized. It can be quite costly and I have gradually being trying to purchase the OXO containers. It makes me HAPPY when I am organized!! Your pantry looks GREAT and I know mine will too.

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406 Kym February 3, 2013 at 9:31 am

Looks amazing Dara!,

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407 Cheryl February 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

My pantry needs all the help it can get!!

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408 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious February 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

Wow! Just wow…looks amazing, I soo need to do mine!

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409 Connie February 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

Would be great to have these to organize with.

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410 Susan February 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

I love these organizational things… working on my ENTIRE house, so could really put these to use, ASAP!!! :)

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411 Pam February 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

Wow, your pantry looks great! I’m so inspired. I’m definitely going to do some major work in my pantry.

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412 Maria February 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm

The end result looks great. Love these products.

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413 Pascale February 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I need those containers!! I love the way you put the directions on the containers.

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414 Erin February 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

i need some help with my pantry! it’s a disaster…

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415 Sara February 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

This would be an amazing addition to my kitchen organization!

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416 Loretta February 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I love your pantry redo! My pantry is an absolute disaster, and I desperately need to reorganize. These OXO containers and turntables would be wonderful for the job. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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417 Anissa February 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

My OXO potato peeler is the greatest and is at least 7 years old. They make products made to last. Beautiful pantry!

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418 Emily February 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Your pantry looks so great now!

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419 Kristen M February 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

OXO kitchen products are great! Thanks for the opportunity to try their organization products.

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420 gina @ skinnytaste May 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

very nice!! can you please come organize my pantry??!

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421 Michele Yannacone July 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Can’t wait to try this in my pantry. Mine looks exactly like your before! A mess!

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422 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I’ve been thrilled with my pantry and have actually managed to keep it nice and neat.

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423 Sienna July 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Thank you so much I know now I can organise my pantry and keep it organised.!!!!!!!

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424 Perla December 31, 2013 at 3:53 am

Oh OXO will make my life muuuuch easier :) I love when everything is organized for easy finds. I also find myself picking the wrong spice bottle. These are fantastic ideas!! thank you!

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