De-Cluttering: The Pantry

Last year I started a mission to de-clutter my life. One night I looked over and thought… I HAVE SO MUCH FREAKING STUFF and decided to start purging. I started with the top of my dresser, moved on to my desk, tackled the stuff by my bed, and recently massively de-cluttered my bookshelf by just getting rid of it (I sold it at a garage sale for $2).

There’s nothing like a garage sale to get you going to un-stuff your life, right? I took a break from my room and decided to do something with another area of my life. For those of you who don’t know, I live with my mom. While my life is overrun with stuff, for being 30 years old and having most of my possessions confined to one room and a portion of a closet.. I think that’s pretty good. But I love pink and thrift stores and one day I plan on not living with my mom, so I have slowly started collecting my own dishes. and I guess I maybe have a problem with collecting random dishes, because this is what my corner of the pantry looked like:


Yikes!!! There were SO MANY Starbucks traveler mugs, random appetizer plates, small cups and mugs. It was a complete mess and now I can’t really understand how I found anything in there!


And again I say… YIKES!!!!


I just don’t even know.

So I spent a few hours one evening, taking everything out and only putting back things I really used and wanted to keep. This is the final product, and forgive all of these iPhone photos!


I’m appreciating the thought of only keeping things that are actually of use to me, regardless of how “cool” they might be. Like I had mentioned before, it also significantly affects my spending habits because I can see what is actually of use to me, instead of having no idea what I have.

Also as a side note… I like REALLY love pink. It’s not for show or anything, haha. This garage sale had me purging a LOT of stuff. Today I was looking for my camera charger and I realized there aren’t as many places it could be hiding as there used to be, and that was a GREAT feeling… also a scary one, because I was worried I’d lost it for good. It was just in my car 🙂

Have you been bitten with the spring cleaning bug recently?



  1. Emily Grace
    May 12, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    That looks SO GOOD! I love all your pink dishes, mugs and traveler mugs. I have definitely started getting the spring cleaning itch. I’m slowly starting with my closet, because I’m in the middle of a wardrobe crisis and I want to have less and start buying simpler things that I know I will actually wear.

  2. May 12, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Now that I’ve moved, I’m hoping to purge as part of the unpacking process (since we packed in such a rush!) I’m sure it feels so good!

  3. Donna Parkinson
    May 12, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    I see the Starbucks mug I gave you all the way from Australia!!! 😀 <3
    (PS. You have A LOT OF MUGS)

  4. Jasmine @makingrestorations
    May 12, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    wow did not know you were 30 (this is a compliment). I’m not quite willing to purge but I’m working really hard not to buy things I don’t need anymore, which is so hard. I have a ton of mugs too. Most of them don’t get used and I don’t see myself having 50 people over for coffee

  5. Travis
    May 13, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Is that a Mickey and Minnie wedding cake topper?

  6. May 14, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Your stuff is all SO CUTE! I’ve been working on decluttering our house….which means throwing things out/donating them when I’m cleaning up and like, where does this go? Can’t find a spot for it? GUESS IT’S GOTTA GO. haha

  7. May 20, 2016 / 7:47 am

    This looks great!! Good job! Tackling those sort of tasks always feels so daunting. Also, did you change up your blog and I missed it?! The layout looks so crisp and clean!

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