By the time the pantry was empty two counters and our table were covered with stuff. I also had two bags of trash. Can you believe that?! There were some stale items, three old lunch boxes, a can of oranges that expired in 2006 (oops), some never used art supplies, and about 30 cans of hard play-do. Don't feel bad for the kids they still have about 20 left. After I had everything out I decided to wipe the shelves down because that's just what you do when they're sticky. Then I looked at the walls. They hadn't been painted for 8 years and they had all the marks to prove it. This lead to me taking the shelves out and scrubbing the walls. Nothing came off because it's flat paint. So that lead to me painting the pantry. I got two coats on (semi-gloss this time) and since I already had the paint out that lead to painting the other doors in the kitchen. I got one done besides the pantry door but I'm waiting to do the other two after the kids are in bed. Which will be soon. I had to wait for Mickey to help me put the shelves back in because they are difficult. (I later realized I should have just left them in. Mickey would have been happier if I had.)
I put everything that was left back in the pantry. (I did put a few things in a storage bin since we hardly ever use them.) I couldn't believe it. There is a ton of space available. I'll have to find something else to put in there.
So today's pictures, yes two, are a before and after of the pantry. I think my hard work deserves to be shown.
The kids are in bed now so the other doors can be painted. The bathrooms will get put on tomorrow's list. My back is aching to go to bed.