A Clever Storage Solution For Cereals

We love cereals in this house, but what I don’t like is the huge boxes they come in and how hard it can be to find room in a not so huge pantry!

The other week, it was give the pantry an overhaul time……..something I choose not to do too often, but when you know there are things lurking in the background, like open packets of things that have not been sealed properly (thanks girls), it just had to happen.

One of my pet hates is deciding I want a bowl of cereal for brekkie, and low and behold, you grab the box, it feels very light, and yes, there is not even a spoonfull left in this great BIG box.

With 6 different cereals on hand, that is a lot of cardboard that takes up sooooo much room, and I came up with this little plan…

cereal

 So I came up with this plan.

1 Basket and a few pegs…..wha la…..major space saving!

I can now see exactly how much of each cereal we have left at any time. No more huge empty boxes taking up valuable space.

Just loving it, now what is next?

Sharing for #IBOT at Essentially Jess

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stephanie
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 12:23:32

    it looks like a good saving idea!

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  2. Lisa Barton-Collins
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 17:25:03

    Gosh it took me ages to find the comment button! I love using pegs in the pantry (and the freezer). I try not to have more than 2 or 3 types of cereal in the pantry, otherwise the existential crisis over breakfast is just too much!
    xx

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  3. Josefa @always Josefa
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 20:14:38

    What a great idea! I have big open boxes of cereal too – this would be the perfect way to store them and save some space!
    Thank you for sharing xx
    Josefa from #teamIBOT

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    • Nikki
      Mar 20, 2013 @ 21:18:08

      My pantry just isn’t big enough, so I am happy with the extra space, that of course is magically filled with other stuff 🙂

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  4. Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 21:17:17

    A simple, yet very effective solution Nikki – very practical!

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  5. Melinda
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 22:07:33

    Oh, good idea!! I definitely have to use that one!!

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  6. Bossymummy
    Mar 20, 2013 @ 01:07:46

    Great idea! I hate how much space they take up and also when the bags are left open in the box – just asking for cupboard moths. At least this way, they will always be closed! 🙂

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