A PANTRY WITH A PURPOSE

One thing I love about being a professional organizer, is getting to meet & develop relationships with new clients.  It adds an extra element of satisfaction to get to know them & develop an organizational system in their lives that allows them spend more time doing what they love instead of having anxiety over cluttered or unorganized areas of their homes.  Recently, I was fortunate enough to meet & get to know a special client that came with an extra special story.  Her name is Michelle Woolverton & she is truly an inspiring woman.  Over the past six months, Michelle & her husband have had a lot going on to say the least.  They have adopted the most beautiful, precious & loving little girl from China.  How amazing is that!!!  It truly touches my heart to hear stories like this.  And not only to hear it, but to experience it & see the happiness on a child’s face that has just come into a family that is giving her more love & affection than any child could ever want…well, it brings a happiness to my heart that is indescribable.

Before we get into how I helped the Woolvertons get organized…let’s meet Sholey!

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Sholey is quite possibly the most loving toddler I have ever met.  As I organized, she would peek around the corner with her baby doll in one hand & a bag of cheerios in the other, and she would insist on giving me multiple hugs & kisses!  And to be honest, every time I hugged this precious little angel all I could think about was the fact that she didn’t have a family just a short time ago.  How amazing are the Woolvertons for taking such a leap of faith to give this adorable little girl the family & love she deserves!!!  Here are a couple of photos of the Woolvertons when they traveled to China to get Sholey…

These are of Michelle & her husband William, her daughter & son-in-law, Ashley & Shane, and her son & daughter-in-law, Colby & Bethany.  AND, OF COURSE, SWEET SHOLEY!

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As you can imagine, the Woolvertons have been one busy family over the past several months!  With all the excitement, Michelle has let the pantry/laundry area get the best of her.  This area serves multiple purposes.  As you walk through the laundry room, you enter into a good sized area that serves as a pantry, scrapbooking/craft room & basically a catch-all area.

Let’s take a look at the before photos…

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Okay…now for everyone’s favorite part…THE AFTER PHOTOS!!!

Introducing…A Pantry With A Purpose!  Food storage…Scrapbooking/craft area….Catch-all area!!!

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Take note of the organized cookbooks & Food Network Magazines you are about to see.  They were once taking up valuable space in the kitchen cabinets, so I moved them to the pantry to give the kitchen cabinets some much needed extra space.

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Now there are at least two entire cabinets in the kitchen open for kitchen necessities!!!

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Until next time…

Keep It Functional.  Keep It Simple.  Keep It Beautiful.

 

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