I love having my pots and pans within reach and my mixing bowls at the ready.
My blender is hiding under the cute vintage cover, I have a few of my cake plates in the corner waiting their turn to hold cupcakes, muffins, fresh fruit or in a display around the house. My stash of extra foil, plastic wrap, parchment paper etc and plastic picnic plates for the deck (or if I forget to run the dishwasher). My large jar selection for a batch of cookies or after a Sam's Club run to rid the house of all those large boxes and bags of food items.
More jars to contain M&M's, chocolate chips, croutons, you name it, I put it in a jar. I'm a visual person and love seeing my items. It's like the clear storage bin vs. the colored one, I like to be able to see what's inside each bin in our storage room. That's another blog.
Cookbooks within easy reach, what a concept! If the shelf gets full, no more new cookbooks unless I delete an old one.
My covered Pyrex dishes are ready and within reach to handle any leftovers. The bin of small jars... well, just because. You never know when you'll need one. Can you tell I enjoy jars in all shapes and sizes? They are very functional and fun to use.
Extra paper towels, napkins and baskets ready for serving. My large roaster and pots ready when I am. No more storing them in the basement and having to wash them before use in case a bug crawled through and then seeing them on the counter for days before they made their way back downstairs.
I love using vintage refrigerator drawers to organize, napkins ready to grab, more dish towels when the drawer is empty and extra jar lids. My shelves don't go all the way to the floor, nice for easy mopping and I can keep my small vacuum handy and a bin full of bags of snacks for the kids. Hubby was just commenting the other day how much weight is on these shelves, I guess I'm putting them to the test.
Scooter's dog food and treats (all in jars, of course) the vacuum parts in a vintage crock and mops, broom and a stool (because I'm only 5'5) behind the door.
The shelves are all adjustable, so I switch things from time to time, like clear a shelf to hold jars of Christmas Cookies for the season, or make room for something new. Basically the layout stays the same, because it works. Hope you enjoyed the tour of our pantry.