Sometimes the best solution is the simplest solution.
For years, I have struggled with my pantry. It is a decent size, yet there was a lot of wasted space. As a result, many things ended up piled on the floor.
Every time I would enter the pantry I would become frustrated. I couldn’t find what I needed and as a result, I would find myself short a critical ingredient or with an excess of something I only needed once a year – like evaporated milk. (Seriously, who needs fourteen cans of evaporated milk?)
In my mind, I imagined more shelves. I knew it was as easy as throwing three or four boards in there. Yet, I never did it.
Instead, I groaned and complained every day for almost sixteen years!
One morning, a few weeks back, I woke up after draeming about the pantry. It was time to do something.
I climbed out of bed and went straight for a tape measure. I opened the pantry door, measured the space, then woke my husband up and said, “We’re going to Lowes.”
Lowes will make simple cuts on lumber for you so an hour later I had four, perfectly cut boards loaded in the back of my car and I was on my way back home.
It took about 20 minutes to unload the pantry, 10 minutes to install the shelves and about an hour to reorganize and restock the pantry.
Why it took me so long to make this simple fix, I have no idea. I am so glad I finally took the leap!