After tidying up my bedroom drawers and closet, I tackled the kitchen, since it was the most used area in the house. It took me a long weekend, but I pulled everything out of the cabinets, pantry, and fridge. I organized everything: the appliances, the spices, the dishware, the cookie cutters.
For the nonperishable items, I neatly stacked all the cans and lined up the boxes, packages, and bottles. I realized I had tons of opened bags of grains, beans, seeds, and nuts, so I bought big mason jars to store them. I also neatly stacked smaller containers of the premeasured snacks I like such as almonds and peanuts so I can grab those instead of handful after handful from the mason jars.
Opening up my pantry and seeing all the gorgeous colors and textures definitely sparks joy. Now I can easily see what food I have, and it inspires me to use all those healthy ingredients like lentils and chia seeds more often. I can also easily see what healthy ingredients I'm running low on so the next time I hit the store, I'll remember to grab what I need.
There's also a designated shelf for baking items because I'm a huge baker. I keep this area stocked with organized mason jars as well. At least once a week, I'll bake some scones, muffins, cookies, or bars, and having healthy ingredients like almond meal, coconut sugar, and whole-wheat flour allows me to satisfy my baking obsession in a nutritious, delicious way.