Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ahhh the camera works...

So today you're getting pictures of my ever so growing stockpile of food and toiletries in my basement thanks to my recent insanity couponing ways.

The first thing I did was clear off all three shelving units and move them into this little alcove in the scary slasher basement. I also reassembled this wire drawer tower thingy I had gotten from Ikea like ten years ago. It originally held Dovi's toys, but has held many different items as the years have gone by. Now it's holding the toiletry store. I'm not joking.

So here you are!

A general picture of everything

Yes, that's 58 boxes of cereal. We've gone through about 30 so far. I think there were 80 when we started out after the crazy sale. And that's after donating 50 boxes to the food pantry. Top shelf is random food items that I only have one of. Oh and eight boxes of popcorn that I got for free yesterday.

A better view-the bottom shelves are food items and condiments-manwich (twelve cans for $1-we go through at least two cans every other week-it's like our favorite dinner!), tomato sauce, syrup, peanut butter, pasta etc etc etc. Top shelves are snacks-fruit rolls, chex mix, south beach bars, pudding, crackers, and cookies.

Another closeup

On the top shelf are seven bags of wipes, second shelf is cleaning supplies, third is paper goods, fourth is soda, and bottom shelf/wall is Dovi formula. Just got a delivery yesterday so there's a ton there.

The toiletry store.
Top is toilet paper
Top bin is toothpaste and mouthwash
Second bin is medicine/first aid/eye drops/ointment
Third bin is deodorant and something else
Fourth bin is personal care-cotton balls, razors, etc.
Fifth bin is broken-any idea how to reattach a glider thingy? Well first I'd need to find it.
Sixth bin is shampoo
Seventh bin is soaps (I have like 20 of the Johnson's Buddies Soaps-my kid will be using them until their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs!)
Eighth bin is feminine stuff.

I'm sooooo proud.
It took me a few hours but it seriously makes me twitch with joy just looking at it.


Shosh said...

you have motivated me to organize my stockpile tonight. yours looks awesome!

chaviva said...

that is a work of art sara!

elisha said...

I am so impressed!!

Stephanie said...

in addition, you're all set in case there's a blizzard and you're stuck in your house FOR A MONTH.

one more thing: manwich?

it slays me that manwich is kosher.

DESJ and Company said...

oh stephie poo...most food IS kosher.
Well except for ham, shrimp, lobster, cheeseburgers, etc etc etc
We lurve manwich. Seriously my kids favorite dinner ever.

connie said...

I am so jealous. Your pantry is so beautiful, and so big! I'd show pictures, too, if mine looked like that. It doesn't.

agent99 said...

Sara.....just a question...Did you see that movie with Julia Roberts... "Sleeping with the Enemy" by any chance.....

elana said...

OMG! it looks just like sams club!

Orah said...

I thought I was looking at the Duggars walk in pantry. They have 18 kids though. What do you do if you don't finish that by pesach? Do you "sell" it all?

Rach said...

Wow, I think thats all I can say.

Miriam said...

Wow is all I have to say!

DESJ and Company said...

OK Peta,
I have absolutely no idea what you meant.
Explain please!!

Shosh said...

I think I can sleeping with the enemy the cans are all arranged perfectly like your groceries...and when julia roberts opens her pantry and sees it, that's how she finds out that her creepy OCD husband is back to kill her. Its the creepiest movie in the whole world.

DESJ and Company said...

that further confirms that my basement is in fact a scary slasher basement because Julia Roberts creepy OCD ex husband is going to kill me there.

DESJ and Company said...

And btw I did notice that one of the boxes of cereal was facing the wrong way in the picture.
So I came home and fixed it.

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