I have re-directed you to this page because it is getting to the point where I can no longer stay on top of my messages to answer any and all questions that come through. I thought this would be an easier option which allows me to send you to direct links throughout my blog rather than just telling you what to search for. I hope you find the answer your were looking for here but if not, PLEASE, please message me back with your question so I can add it to the list. I would be eternally grateful.
I have split the post into sections depending on the space of my house. Word searching or simply scrolling until you find an appropriate space will probably be the easiest and fastest way.
Can you share the recipe?
Sorry guys, I work full time. If I had to search for a recipe for every meal I made, we’d never cook haha. I don’t use recipes and if I do, I will always link them. I always tell you what I’m making so have a google and I’m sure you will find something similar. I only ever amend original recipes to add extras of things I know I like, like garlic.
What are the measurements of the pantry?
All the plans, measurements and design thought process can be found here.
Where are your pots and pans from and are they non-stick?
They are from Neoflam and yes they are – some fancy non-stick too that isn’t harmful to your health.
What containers do you use in the pantry?
I use a combination of Oxo pop and Ikea Pluggis. All pantry details and links to products can be found here.
Where are your cake stands from?
They were from a garage sale, so not sure.
How much did the pantry cost?
$2,855 including the cabinetry. Read all about my cost breakdown here.
Where are your labels from?
All my labels are from Pretty.Little.Designs except for the bordered labels on the white Ikea baskets. The design was my idea and another lady who makes labels said she could do them for me and she did. She has since been extremely, extremely rude and unprofessional toward me so I will not be disclosing where I bought those from to save you all some truly atrocious customer service.
Did you paint your baking trays and what paint did you use?
No, I don’t paint things that come into contact with food or heat. They come that colour and are from Coles, the Wiltshire brand. I believe you can also get them at Big W and Spotlight.
How do you spray paint things?
I don’t do any prep work, I don’t use any particular type of paint (just whatever I can find) and I literally point and spray.
How do you know when food is expired?
I write it on the back of the containers with a white board marker.
Where are your fridge containers from with the baskets and what size do you have?
They are called Oxo Greensavers and I bought mine from Peters of Kensington three years ago. I’m not sure what size I have but I’m pretty sure the one I linked there is one, but I also own two long ones for larger veg. I have direct linked to each container in my fridge organisation post here.
What are the colourful containers in your fridge?
They’re called match ups by decor and are all glass with the exception of the lid. I freeze in them and container shop a lot so I take them to the butcher hence the amount that I own. A mixture of mine are ‘thermoglass’ which also means they are oven safe. I use them to re-heat leftovers. Not all are thermoglass though so please check prior to if you own one of these. I have direct linked to each container in my fridge organisation post here.
How long does your food last in the fridge pre-chopped?
I don’t meal prep or pre-chop any vegetables ahead of time unless I know we have a busy night; in which case, I’ll only do it on the morning of. As mentioned above, I container shop a lot so there is no original packaging to compare against. I try to avoid any and all plastic as much as I can.
Why do you keep your herbs in the fridge and what do you keep them in?
No reason other than because my mum and mum in law have both done it and it seems to keep them fresh when it’s hot outside. I just keep in them plain water and recycled vases.
Where are the baskets from in your crisper? They are from K-Mart. I got them on clearance for 50c ages ago as just the baskets so have never been able to find them since but it turns out they’re part of a drawer set which must have been broken which is why I got the baskets so cheap.
What do you put in your water?
My favourite herbs and fruits.
How long do your vegetables last in the Oxo Greensavers?
We don’t tend to have uneaten vegetables within a week however Dom’s dad works on a carrot farm so we always have a heap of carrots which stay ridiculously crisp for two months.
What brand and type is your fridge?
It’s a Samsung french four door. One side of the bottom freezer has the capability to change temperature, meaning we can switch it from a freezer to an extra fridge if we want to.
How do you know if food is expired?
I write it on the back with a white board marker.
Where are your freezer containers from?
They are called Zac and you can get them at Howards Storage World and Harris Scarfe. They’re actually pantry containers but I tested one in the freezer for a few months before committing so they do the job well.
I didn’t know you can freeze potatoes?
Think wedges, but home made.
How did you build this?
Instructions and all details are on this post.
Where are your bottles from?
Where are your clear containers from?
They were from Howards Storage world but I don’t believe they make them in that size anymore.
What cleaning products do you make?
Recipes are here.
Where is your shoerack from?
It was off ebay but is a few years old and is no longer available.
How did you make the flip down table?
Is the mudroom custom made?