I really like opening up a freshly organized baking & spice cabinet and resting my eyes upon the jar contents. All those pretty labels make my heart smile and often sparks some domestic creativity. An organized and well labeled pantry also allows me to know what we have on hand, what we need and how much space is still available for use.
My current stand by labeling system has been the simple print and peel type, or the ever quick sharpie. However, I am in the process of creating and designing new labels that better suit our family needs, and of course adding a personal feminine flare.
Beings we just moved into our apartment a little under three months ago, we are still in the building a pantry stage. Which is perfect for keeping our cupboards in order and for allowing us to be deliberate about what we put in them. Starting over can be quite therapeutic some times...
A personal note on minimalism: honestly I am not a fan of ism's, unless the said ism lines up with the whole Bible. With that being said, minimalism can be defined as living intentionally, without excess clutter of space and mind, being an attitude, a way of living, a reaction against noise, disorder and that which is vulgar. Removing distractions, doing less, having less, spending less, and for the most part I am all for those things... under the context of Scripture of course.
“For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.”
~ 1 Timothy 6:7 ~
“But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys
and where thieves do not break in and steal."
~ Matt. 6:20 ~
So what is in there? The baking & spice cabinet includes your basic spices, Trim Healthy Mama ingredients such as; on plan sweetener, oat fiber, gelatin, whey and cocoa powder. Homemade vanilla extract and nutritional yeast. We also have - oats, farina, quinoa, brown rice, red and green lentils. Pinto, black and red beans... yes, a pantry in progress for sure!
Gleanings: A Christian's Surprising Experience with Minimalism – Heaven on Earth