Cleaning And Organizing The Pots And Pans Cupboard
Day 11: Where do you store your pots and pans?
We are getting into the final days of the Pantry Challenge for Beginners. You’ve cleaned and organized your:
- Spice Cupboard
- Beverages Cupboard
- Pantry Cupboard
- Cups and Glasses Cupboard
- Plates and Bowls Cupboard
- rest of the Top Cupboards
- and Kitchen Drawers.
And now we are moving onto the Pots and Pans. There may be several places in a kitchen where your pots and pans might reside when not in use. I have just a cupboard shelf. As well, I store a couple of items in the bottom drawer of my stove.
How about you? Do you have a cupboard shelf? Maybe you have one of those easy roll out drawers. Those can be very handy indeed if you have the space. As my kitchen aisle is only 28 inches wide, a Pots and Pans drawer would not be practical for me.
Now good news for those of you who don’t want to clean your stove drawer. You don’t have to do that today unless you want to. Remember this Pantry Challenge for Beginners is doing things in bite-sized projects. We are not covering the stove and refrigerator cleaning in this challenge. Those will be covered in a future challenge.
You are being EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE. Today, so as not to over stress you, just clean the cupboard shelf or pot drawer where the bulk of your pots and pans are normally stored.
So grab that bowl of hot soapy water, wash cloth, and a towel. As always, remember to wash the inside and outside of the cupboard doors also. Don’t forget to grab the toothbrush and thoroughly clean around the door knobs.
Cleaning and organizing the pots and pans cupboard will be conquered today. You will be EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.
Pull Out The Crock Pot For Dinner
As you are cleaning out the pots and pans cupboard, why not get the Crock Pot out. Make this pot work for you tonight. I’m using mine to make Crock Pot Pork Loin Roast.
Throughout this challenge you’ve been making meals primarily from what you have on hand. Not only does this kind of exercise help you use up items that you’ve had in the pantry for a while, but it will also help you save money.
Think about it, how much shopping have you had to do this week? Sure, maybe you had to buy some milk, and items for school lunches. However if you’ve been seriously looking at your shopping needs and habits, you’ve probably found yourself shopping with more purpose. Meaning less items in your shopping cart and more money in your wallet. As well, you may have discovered by doing your Pantry Inventory, that there were a few items that were in low or no supply.
These are the items I bought over the past 7 days, most of which are to fill gaps in my Pantry Cupboard, as well as provide fresh vegetables and eggs. I spent a total of $72.17.
- 2 bottles of ED Smith No Sugar Added Syrup
- Krisda Semi-Sweet Stevia Chocolate Chips
- Quick Oats
- Splenda Brown Sugar
- 2 cans Brown Beans
- 6 cans Tuna
Fresh Vegetables/Eggs/Dairy Products—$37.11
- 2 dozen Eggs
- 10% Cream 1 L –2 containers
- a couple of Cheese Bars 400 gram
- Yogurt 2 packages
- English Muffins
- 3 lb Apples
- 2 Iceberg Lettuce
- 1 kg Nectarines
- 227 g White Mushrooms
- 2 lb Carrots
- Green Onions
What Have You Bought This Week?
I’ve shared my shopping list and costs with you. What have you had to run out and get this week? Just the fresh items to get you through? Or like me, did you find a few items missing from your Pantry Cupboard?
Join us in the cleaning, cooking, and conversation. Leave a comment below or join in the discussion in our Facebook group.
There you have it, now you have finished cleaning and organizing the pots and pans cupboard. See you tomorrow.