A hyper-organised pantry is the new humble-brag among mums. And it’s not hard to understand why.
While the rest of the house becomes a dumping ground for clothes, school bags, plates and already-forgotten Christmas toys, the pantry can serve as a tiny sanctuary of order, a tucked-away haven where everything has a place (preferably a labelled one).
But if you can’t quite find the time to colour-coordinate your sauce bottles, take a moment to feel the deep satisfaction and niggling jealousy that comes with looking at what could be. Like Danielle Holloway’s pantry, for example.
The Adelaide mother of three has shared a video tour of her kitchen cupboard to social media, and good Lord! There are labels and systems and coordinated containers and and shelves and baskets and Lazy Susans.
Even the juice boxes have their own little tray. The juice boxes!
Since sharing the clip to Facebook group KMart Mums Australia on Sunday, Danielle has attracted more than 2,800 reactions and hundreds of comments, including several offering to pay her thousands to replicate the methodical marvel in their homes.
(Yep, it’s a thing. A lucrative thing. Forty-one-year-old Tracy Bond launched a #LadyStartUp called Love My Pantry, and now spends her days organising strangers’ kitchens and garages. The Young Mummy herself, blogger Sophie Cachia, is among Bond’s clients.)
While it undoubtedly takes time to achieve a larder like Danielle’s, she insists it doesn’t actually take much cash if you know where to shop.