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The Gracious Girl: A step-by-step guide to organizing your pantry

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Today on #TheGraciousGirlsGuide, we are talking pantry organization!

My dear friend, Beret, is taking us to a place where very few have been allowed before... her pantry.

Beret is a busy mom of four children and, like many of us, her pantry has become a place where items have gone in, but haven’t always made their way out. Over time, the space actually added more stress to her life, rather than made it easier. Well today, all of that’s about to change!

The first thing we did was take an inventory of the space, identifying what she had and how she’d ideally like to feed her family. We tossed food that had expired, made a bin to take to a food bank, and then categorized the food she wanted to keep. This allowed us to see exactly what type of organizational solutions she would need.

Next, we got the kids involved in cleaning out the space. They loved watching the transformation happen, and felt a sense of ownership in the process.

The real magic happened when we partnered with The Container Store to make Beret’s pantry dreams come true! We spent time chatting with their experts, finding solutions that fit Beret’s taste. After all, the best spaces are those that are both beautiful and work with our lifestyle. Can I get an Amen?

We then walked the aisles at The Container Store to identify exactly which solutions would fit both her lifestyle and her personal sense of style. This is what we found together, with The Container Store Organizational Experts.

Glass jars for all of her dried goods, labeled with chalkboard stickers…

Wicker baskets so her four children can help themselves when packing lunches and with after school snacks…

Rugby bins to hide reusable grocery bags, as well as other items that she needs but doesn’t always want to look at…

Expanding tiered shelf to organize her canned goods…

And an elfa door and wall system to take advantage of a space that wasn’t used before...

This is an inside peek at our #TheGraciousGirlsGuide to Pantry Organization with the Dahm family! Stay tuned for the video, complete pantry guide as well as more tips and tricks from the Organization Experts at The Container Store!

In the meantime, don’t forget about this!

For more visitThe Container Store in Bridgeport Village and take advantage of their Annual Shelving Sale (including elfa and elfa installation) between now and October 18th.

Copyright © 2015 Mindy Lockard Gracious Living 

Mindy Lockard is a nationally recognized etiquette expert and the founder of Mindy Lockard Gracious Living.

You can see more tips and advice from Mindy on #TheGraciousGirlsGuide on More Good Day Oregon and at

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