March 2, 2015

Segreto Secrets: Organization Challenge

In: Interior Design


It’s officially March, which means Spring is right around the corner.  As spring approaches, we typically look forward to the blooming of Houston’s beautiful Azaleas, taking a stroll through Bayou Bend or fitting in that afternoon at the Menil or Museum of Fine Arts with a good friend.  However, this year, we are instead reminded of the dreaded “spring cleaning” in our own homes. When on earth will we have time for that?

Spring Cleaning[Source: 1 & 2

Clearing out the clutter that has collected in our homes during the winter and organizing for spring sounds like a great way to start the season. But it is always the easiest job to push aside.

Spring Cleaning Goals[Source, Left Image]

With the help of Squared Away, Sarah has taken on the task of organizing her pantry and she could not be more pleased with the outcome. Before it was hard to move around the tight space with all of the items gathered on the floor. It was difficult to see what was needed for the next grocery shopping trip with rows and rows of cans and containers hiding what was actually there. Items that were used most often, weren’t most accessible. Like all small areas, in a pantry you have to make sure you are making the most of every inch of available space.

Pantry Before

Pantry BeforeSquared Away starts with two basic goals: to force you to get rid of the things that you don’t use and to make an organized space for the things you do.

After Pantry



The new pantry makes it easy to see what you have and what you are missing, making grocery shopping more efficient. You can also see the assortment of vases once you have eliminated the ones that will likely never be used. Relocating the brooms and cleaning supplies allowed space for more shelves and better storage. Moving those items to a different area of the house designates the pantry for food and kitchen items only. Now, this room is stress-free, leaving Sarah completely satisfied and able to cross this off of her to-do list!

We want to thank Segreto Secrets for including us in their “Organization Challenge” and hope you will check out the other blogger participants’ organized spaces and ideas.

Mary Ann Pickett at Classic Casual Home

Kristy Woodson Harvey at Design Chic

Tina at The Enchanted Home

Kelley Motshenbacher at The Polished Pebble

Mona Thompson at Providence Design

Leslie Sinclair at Segreto Secrets

Taylor Greenwalt at TG Interiors

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” –William Morris

Beauty, Order, Peace & Health

9 thoughts on “Segreto Secrets: Organization Challenge

  1. I love an organized pantry and that one is over the top wonderful. It’s so great there are companies out there that can help people get control of the clutter and find the perfect spot for things. Awesomeness

    Kelley ; o ))))

    1. Yes, Squared Away was so great in helping me get rid of things and making the most of this small space. Thank you for stopping by, Kelley!

  2. Such a beautiful pantry makeover! I love the use of baskets and all of the diagramming makes it so easy to see your method of organizing!! Thank you so much for participating in the Organization Challenge; the new pantry is so inspiring!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Secrets

  3. My pantry looks like your before…and now I need to get to work! You must be so happy and breathe a sigh of satisfaction every time you walk into that ship shape room!

  4. I love that this is a normal sized pantry that anyone can relate to! I need to put some of these ideas to work in my own home!!

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