Recently, our food pantry started to look like it belonged to two lunatics. So TCV bought us some containers a couple of weeks ago in order to overcome the whole opened-and-clipped-bags-that-spill-everywhere issue. I put this re-organization off for a while because I knew it would be obnoxious, but today I honestly had nothing better to do; it looks like we may get 5 inches of snow by the morning, and in Memphis, even a half-inch of snow on the ground equals out-and-out pandemonium.
It took about two hours. I have now learned how to tell if things are rancid under TCV's supervision. I've also learned that we double-bought quite a few things. Soon I am going to need to figure out what to do with many disparate items such as Fluff marshmallow spread, mint sauce, and rice dumpling disks -- just a sampling of the myriad items that were lurking at the back of the shelves.
Do this in your own krazy kitchen, too, and I promise you won't be sorry. Every time I open the pantry now, I sigh with relief instead of dismay. Nice.