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DOLLAR TREE PANTRY ORGANIZATION | EXTREME CLEAN & ORGANIZE WITH ME | Amy Darley

DOLLAR TREE PANTRY ORGANIZATION | EXTREME CLEAN & ORGANIZE WITH ME | Amy Darley


[Applause] hey all and welcome to my channel my name is Amy Darlie and today’s video is going to be a Dollar Tree pantry organization video I am doing a complete pantry makeover so a friend of mine was in desperate need of organizing her pantry and getting it all cleaned out so in this video that’s what I did I went into her house I did some cleaning decluttering organizing and just putting her pantry back together in a way that made sense and was organized also every single bit of the stuff that was used in this video was from the Dollar Tree besides the cleaning products that I already had but I ended up actually going and getting more cleaning stuff from the Dollar Tree as well as tubs and containers labels every single thing that you’re gonna see in this pantry came from the Dollar Tree so it was definitely done on a budget alright so I’m at a friend of Mines house today and we are going to be organizing her pantry so this is going to be a Dollar Tree pantry organization video I’m getting basically everything from Dollar Tree I have gone shopping I got a bunch of baskets and I’m gonna actually get in here and see what all she has and then I might have to make another trip to Dollar Tree possibly even get a few things from Walmart I’m not really sure yet but I’m gonna get in here see what we’re working with and get this pantry organized alright so as you can see this is her pantry it is a very very small pantry and this is what the inside looks like right now she’s got tons of stuff in here she has lots of shelf space but there is a corner I don’t know if you can tell but there’s this corner back here that just it makes it a little awkward for space so hopefully some of the baskets that I got will fit in here good but basically I’m going to start by taking everything out of the pantry I’m gonna clean the pantry down of course as well and clean this floor down just to make sure it’s nice and clean before we start putting things back in and then I’m gonna categorize all the stuff that’s in the in the pantry she did try to take some of the stuff out that’s expired but if I come across anything questionable I’m gonna put it to the side let her look at it and then we will start organizing so step number one I’m getting in here removing everything from the pantry so that way I can clean it out categorize everything and it’s just so funny because this is such a small area but there was so much stuff packed in here [Music] [Music] [Applause] so now I have everything out of the pantry and the mess was a little bit more than we expected I am assuming that this hasn’t been cleaned out in a long time so you can see there’s food and just different things caked on to the floor and also on the wire shelving here so I’m gonna have to do some cleaning before I can even put anything back into this pantry now since I wasn’t really prepared to do a ton of deep cleaning I only brought with me my Dyson Sam multi-surface spray and then a blue rag so here I’m just starting with what I have and I’m gonna get it as clean as possible and then later on in the video I will actually go to the Dollar Tree and get some more heavy-duty cleaners and then clean the rest [Music] all right so I have all the stuff out on the counter everything from the pantry I have cleaned a little bit on the bottom down there but I’m thinking I might go get a few more items from the Dollar Tree and show you how I’m gonna get the rest of it cleaned and then so now I’m going to kind of sort through these things see what all we have I’m also making a list so I have this list going of all the things that I’m going to pick up at the Dollar Tree after I sort through all this stuff I will add anything else to my list I’m also going to look I have some baskets already I have these baskets I have these little containers I have these baskets so I am gonna kind of play around with them got a few of sorry for all the noise I got a few of those containers I’ve got a little pin I got some labels some velcro stickies to go on these ones if we use these but I’m going to see what all fits in the pantry and like how to best organize it because of the size and shape and then we’ll go from there now as I was going through everything I was trying to categorize all the stuff together but also looking at expiration dates and there was a lot of stuff that she had missed that was still expired so I did end up getting rid of a lot of stuff during this process too so this definitely took me a little while to get through [Music] okay so my friend said she would possibly like all of this stuff to be organized with the pantry so some of this stuff to go in the pantry and vice-versa so I might see about putting a lot of the baked goods up here this just means I’m gonna have to take all this stuff down to but I just feel like there’s a lot of baking stuff that she has in her pantry and so I think it would make more sense for all that baking stuff to go up here above the stove and then like all the other stuff to go like we can make do with all the Ziploc bags and all that kind of stuff the snacks all that to go in the pantry just to give her a little bit more room so we might have to tackle this too [Music] [Applause] so the little studs that hold up these shelves actually just popped out I have no idea how that happened but luckily the only thing that ended up breaking was one little mug that was up there and my friend said she didn’t even know it was up there so thankfully I didn’t have a huge mess after this [Music] all right so I went through all the seasonings and stuff cleared everything out all those that are in the trash bag are expired this is what is left so I’m gonna I think I’m going to go ahead and run I’m gonna try to see what baskets fit first and then I’m gonna run to the Dollar Tree and get whatever else I need all right so I’ve been kind of playing around with this and see this angle right here of this wall really messes things up so I got this kind of basket and then this one because those are the ones that were in white but we might end up having to go with a different color if I can’t find a basket that goes in here good because I can’t fit two of these plus I think it’s too tall because if she wanted to just reach in and grab something she would not be able to do that she’d have to take it out and then if there’s something else over here then that just wouldn’t work so I’m thinking I need something shorter almost like this height but maybe skinnier I don’t know I’m gonna go back to the Dollar Tree and see what we can find now these do work up here on these shelves so they can go straight in straight out I feel like they’re not too high so we’ll see I might end up using some of them up there I’m not really sure yet I’m gonna have to go see what we can find at the Dollar Tree so I just got back from my little trip to the Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree that’s by her house is not nearly as good as the one near my house so they didn’t have a lot of stuff but I’m gonna make do I even got cleaning stuff everything that I got from the doll is from the Dollar Tree so let me show you real all right so I got these two little baskets I got a bunch of different size baskets I was looking for some of the stackable ones stuff out those would be perfect in her pantry but they did not have any I got some all-purpose cleaner with bleach for the floor and then some little wet wipes to try to get the stuff off of the shelves in the the wire shelves some gloves some scouring pads quick erasers like the Magic Erasers a few more towels because I only brought one I was not prepared and then they didn’t have any marbles so I was gonna see if this would work to make a lazy susan I got two of these little cake pans we’ll see if it works they didn’t even have any chip clips so I decided to get some clothes pins I figured it would look okay in there and then these in case I want to hang these baskets all right now let’s see if we can make some magic happen now that we have some more cleaning supplies I’m going to go ahead and start with cleaning the pantry first and I’m starting with this magic eraser it’s like an off-brand magic eraser from the Dollar Tree and as you can see it does a pretty good job and I got a pretty good arm workout in this day [Music] now I’m going to start on the wire shelving and I’m using these little wipes to disinfect and get all that gunk off and I actually ended up getting it pretty clean these worked really well [Music] now here on the floors I’m going to use this all-purpose cleaner but it also has some bleach in it and it says that it gets off grease and grime so I figured this would be good for down here I’m gonna actually spray it first and let it sit for a little while and then I’ll get back to cleaning it with those scouring pads and then so I’m gonna go ahead and clean these shelves off really quick with the multi-surface spray because these were not too bad all right I’m playing around with the baskets and this is what the these two baskets look like on the shelf so much better than the other ones and it’s lower so you could just grab in and grab something I also got these little baskets which fit perfectly right here and then I could put some stuff over here on this side if I needed to but these are a little bit smaller so they won’t hold as much but I’m gonna play around with what I’m putting in everything before us decide what goes in now that the cleaner has sat on the floor for a little while I am going to scrub the heck out of this floor and get it as clean as possible all right so this was the before so this is before I cleaned any of it and then this was the after I feel like it’s a huge difference and it’s so much cleaner in here now this next step is probably what took me the longest out of the entire process and here I’m just gonna go through and categorize everything into baskets and try to figure out what is going in what baskets which baskets are going in the pantry which ones are going up on the shelf and just trying to figure out what works best in this tiny little space that we have to work with and here I’m making a DIY lazy susan by just taking those beads and putting them into the cake pan and putting the second cake pan on top and I’m just gonna put the spices and everything that they have all their seasonings in there and you can just spin it around and have yourself a little DIY lazy susan that cost me three dollars to make [Music] now one of the things I’m gonna do to save space is get rid of as many boxes as I can so for the ziplock bags I’m taking all the bags and putting them into one ziplock bag five the sides so all the gallon-sized will go together all the sandwich sized bags will go together and that way I can get rid of all these boxes so that they don’t take up so much space in our pantry [Music] now here I’m using the little cereal containers from the Dollar Tree to put all their pastas and rice in I actually have these in my own pantry and I love these [Music] now these are another little container that I love from the Dollar Tree I love how they’re clear and then they have the white top and here I’m just putting their beans in but you could also use them for flour sugar and even snacks just lots of different things in your kitchen and it makes it look so much nicer when you have it up on the shelf [Music] all right and now it is time for me to start putting all these baskets and everything back into the pantry and up on these shelves and I was trying to be very mindful of where I was putting things just to make sure that all the things that they were using more often were easily accessible and things that maybe they didn’t use as much went up on the higher shelves [Music] [Music] [Music] it’s good [Music] now the next thing I’m gonna do is label all of our baskets and I found these chalkboard labels at the Dollar Tree and they have the ties already with them and then I also got these little velcro pieces for the ones that I can’t just tie it on so I took the string off and then put these velcro pieces on the back and just velcro them to the baskets that need it and then the other ones I just use the tie and tie them straight on now I do want to say I got the little gel pen from the Dollar Tree as well I don’t even know if you would call it gel but I don’t really recommend that one if I were you I would just use like a silver sharpie or gold sharpie I just feel like it works so much better now before I show you the final result of the pantry and what it looks like with all the labels and everything I wanted to remind you of what the pantry actually looks like before we started this project how messy it was so that way hopefully you’ll appreciate the end result just as much as I do [Music] [Music] and then here is the before of the cabinets and the after all right you also I hope you enjoyed today’s video and seeing this complete transformation of the pantry and her cabinets and y’all let me know if you enjoy seeing videos like this because I had so much fun going to my friends house and filming it even though it wasn’t my own space it was just fun to do someone else’s and to even be able to help out a friend was really nice also let me know what other spaces you would like to see me make over if you do enjoy these types of videos now if you’re not already subscribed make sure to subscribe before you leave and give this video a big thumbs up I hope you have an amazing day and I will see you guys in the next video bye [Music]

Comments (100)

  1. You are an awesome friend. It turned out GREAT!!! The shelf falling is what would happen to me lol

  2. you are such a great friend..i would totally do this for a friend too but if someone was coming to my house to help me with something and my house was that dirty, I would just die of embarrassment…I know it probably happens to all of us….I use clothes pins too for chips bags. You did a great job !

  3. Wow ❤ what an amazing transformation 😍 so kind of you to help your friend out, she must be so pleased with the result xx

  4. That was awesome! More of these pantry organizations please!! Got some great ideas … Thank you!!

  5. So…. I started watching this…. got a bug up my butt and had to stop the video.. take EVERYTHING out of my little “closet” I keep all of my oversized trays, platters etc. in it. I went to the 99cent store… got a scrubby thing… came home and my Husband walked in and said… “uh oh… what are you cleaning now!” Lol So it’s cleaned, re-lined and organized! I have a bunch more stuff to cart off to the Salvation Army!! So all my cupboards in the kitchen are officially done!!! ❤️ I thank you.. my Husband is happy.. on to the next thing!!! Came to bed… watched the rest and totally loved how it turned out!!! ❤️

  6. I love her channel 😘

  7. There's nothing I love more than a good kitchen declutter/organization! There's just something so satisfying about knowing everything is within date and clean and in its place after you finish.

  8. Great job. You are a good friend. That was a lot of work!

  9. I love this kind of videos. Please continue doing this kind of videos.

  10. Love the ziplock bag idea!!! Genius!!!!

  11. That friend of yours need to try abit harder to keep her pantry abit cleaner. That gunk on the floor, walls and shelves were abit yucky. Much better than at first. Good for you!

  12. Hopefully your friend paid for your time and materials! That diy lazy Susan is so smart!

  13. Love to see little projects like this and your office (not so little), but organizing and decorating.

    You did a great job!!

  14. This was amazing! You did a great job! Love this video! ❤

  15. Loved this! You did a great job! Dollar tree is my favorite. I just got a bunch of stuff from there and organized under the sink in my bathroom. It makes such a huge difference. Thanks for sharing girl!!

  16. That transformation was amazing! I would love to see more videos like this!

  17. My pantry has an angled wall just like that. It is so annoying. You dealt with it perfectly. Also, that shelf breaking was a great save. I'm so glad no one was hurt. What a blessing you just gave your friend. It looks wonderful.

  18. Looks great💗💞💗

  19. Ok I wasn’t suppose to laugh but when you said “crap” I laughed entirely tooo hard 🤣❤️ loved this video!!! You did an awesome job!!! Ik your friend thanks u!!!!

  20. Brilliant transformation! You worked so hard! It was worth it though! Hope your friend is enjoying it 😊

  21. Great Job!!!! What a GREAT FRIEND you are. I get good ideas from your videos thank you for sharing 😊😊

  22. “Crap” can totally relate 😂 New subscriber!! Great organization video😀This looks amazing🤩

  23. "Bless your heart!" is all I can say!
    You're a good friend to agree to tackle a job like that!!

  24. You did a great job getting everything nice and clean

  25. I definitely love seeing videos like this. 🥰 You did an amazing job! It makes me want to see if I can organize my kitchen even more so. 😊

  26. Sooo much better. It’s so funny the before gives me anxiety and then the after is so satisfying. 😂

  27. At bed bath and beyond and maybe target they have hard clear plastic small containers. I use them for all my cabinets and they fit the areas well. And being clear helps to see what’s in them.

  28. Wow 😮 that is awesome 😎 great job

  29. Dollar general has purple power cleaner that gets anything clean super fast and easy. It can be found in the automotive area. It's also condensed so it lasts forever. And only $4 a gallon.

  30. Wire racks are the worst!! but you did a great job getting them clean and organizing for your friend. She's lucky to have you!!!

  31. Your friend owes you a major return favor!!

  32. Great job Amy! I wanted to bring you my hand held steamer!

  33. I don’t know if you have ever used this, but Totally Awesome at the Dollar Tree is the best cleaner I’ve ever used. I clean houses and I discovered that and It cleans baseboards really good. You let it sit for about a minute and that’s all, then you clean it off. Same with a shower and tub. I run hot water over the shower walls and tub and then spray it down and let sit for about a minute and wipe it out. It really gets the soap scum off. everything looked really good! You did an awesome job and I love organising videos!

  34. This turned out so good!!! You're such a great friend to do all of this for her. I just did a dollar tree pantry organization too but my dollar tree was out of mostly all of their bins so I was only able to get a couple.

  35. Sooo good! You did amazing! Love these kinds of videos and new way to organize on a budget

  36. Organized and cleaned ….that is the best gift you could ever give a friend ….so sweet !!!

  37. Girl….you did an amazing job! I am sure she loved how it turned out! Bless your heart!

  38. Amazing transformation! What a sweet gift to give your friend!! ❤️

  39. Love this! Maybe linen closest organization?

  40. This video was so fun! I have a silly concern though. I get nervous about using the clear containers for beans, rice, etc. I need the instructions on the bag/box in order to cook later. They are beautiful but you also lose expiration dates. ???

  41. I have a small pantry & did a dollar store organization a couple of months ago and I still love it! It’s amazing the kind of systems you can come up with on a budget!
    🤗🤗🤗

  42. Love declutter and organization videos! Great job and so very sweet of you to help your friend!

  43. Love this!! Also loved seeing a different space! It helps with inspiration! Love your videos, also random, but my sister in love and you are twins!

  44. I love seeing people organize their friends pantry!! I also love it when friends decorate each other’s houses. You did such a good job on this pantry and you did it without spending a ton on organizing containers! 😍

  45. Loved the transformation

  46. This was such a fun video! I loved it!

  47. Great job very well done and she’s probably extremely happy that you helped her get rid of being overwhelmed. You’re such an amazing awesome friend and person 👍🏻👍🏻💜🤗❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👵🏼 please tell her thanks for sharing

  48. 1st Im on my sons phone. My name is Vickie. Im new to your channel. This was my 1st of your videos. I did enjoy it! It gave me a few ideas. My pantry need help also!

  49. I enjoy these videos so much!! You are an amazing friend, so generous. You are just amazing….!!!💛

  50. What an Awsome job! I wish I had a friend like you!

  51. Como que da asco sacar comida de esa alacena👎👎👎

  52. You did a really good job with that pantry. It looked really nice after you got through with it. I bet you wanted to scream when you first saw it….

  53. Love these kind of videos! Thank you.

  54. Wow😍
    Looks absolutely awesome and great job helping out a friend💓

  55. The baskets in the top cupboards look like our washing up bowls, I’m from the uk and that’s what we use🤭😂 looks great though xxx

  56. You are such a good friend. Great job!

  57. Great job Amy, your a good friend. She can honor your friendship and be inspired to keep it looking great 👍

  58. Amy, I joined you when you had like 6,000 (im almost certain) or so subbies and now you are almost 100,000! So excited for you!💜 I enjoyed the video! Any room you clean is good.

  59. So how much did this cost? Just curious

  60. Great job…. That shelf fell and my heart jumped..LoL..

  61. Hi Love!!! 🙋🙋🙋 I enjoyed this SO much & I would love even more if you would do a linen closet! Mine need help bad!!! 😁 I felt you when that shelf fell because that has happened to me too! Glad you didn't get hurt! 💜💜💜

  62. You did an amazing job, but it was killing me watching you reach around the wire shelves to wipe the walls. 😹 Those shelves should just pop up & out.

  63. What is the total dollar amount spent using all the Dollar Tree items in this video? That would be great to share in a video.

  64. That intro! Lol. So real. Dollar Tree has really stepped up their container game.

  65. Coming to Fl to do mine next?! 😉 😂

  66. If I see that lazy Susan 1 more time….. I’m going to …..

  67. Amazing transformation!! Great job

  68. Love org video!!!❤️

  69. Whoa that opening scene !! I can’t believe that whole shelf fell !! 😳

  70. Whoa Amy !! You are an AMAZING friend for deep cleaning that pantry! That really needed a DEEP DEEP cleaning 😱

  71. Wow that was an AMAZING transformation!

  72. AMY YOU WERE SOO NICE CLEANING THE FLOOR, WALLS AND SHELVES!!!!! WHAT A BIG JOB. LOOKS WONDERFUL

  73. Girl… you did wonders with such a small space. I'm so impressed. You should totally do more house calls 😉
    And you poor thing when the shelf broke. Your reaction was priceless. Great job moving forward.

  74. So I went to Dollar Tree and organized my pantry! You gave me the motivation! Thanks so much!

  75. I have the dollar tree bins already in my pantry, but I need to go through and organize it again since it's been awhile! Thanks for the motivation.

  76. Whoever designed that pantry with an angled wall cutting into the shelving area is a butthole lol why did they think that was a functional design

  77. This was amazing ! What a sweet friend you are to do this♥️

  78. You went above and beyond for your friend. I’m sure she appreciated it so much! I hope she can keep it clean and organized after all your hard work! Give yourself a huge pat on the back! The finished product is amazing. Thank you for sharing this!!

  79. looks like she never clean

  80. What a transformation! Thanks for giving us some ideas about what to get at the dollar tree. Looks great 👍

  81. soooooo gooood! thanks for sharing. My heart skipped a beat when that shelf broke 🙂

  82. While you were at the store you should have told her to do all the cleaning. Disgusting! You did an amazing job!

  83. Woow wow wow. You did a fantastic job! Still watching, but you had a lot of challenges along the way! I bet your friend was very appreciative of your help!

  84. Thi is the second time I've seen the pie pan lazy susan. Such a great idea!. Thanks, I have been watching pantry organization videos because I'm overhauling my kitchen on a budget. That was great. My first time watching your video. I'm about to watch your 2019 pantry video.

  85. I have a weak stomach with stuff like this but you rocked it so well with the cleaning especially! God bless you and you are an awesome friend! thanks.

  86. Someone is getting close to 100K subscribers 🤗🙏 get it girrrllll

  87. You did such a great job! That is hard work. What a good friend you are!

  88. You’re a good friend… I would organize it after, but I would have told my friend to get down there and clean her own nastiness up before I got started!
    🤢🥴😂

  89. I seriously feel like thisbwas made for me. We're moving into a new house soon, and the house doesn't have a pantry. It has this awkward "coat closet" that were transforming into the pantry. And its super small.

  90. Very good! I suggest to put a plastic liner to catch any future spills on the shelves such as the clear thin cutting boards at Dollar Tree.

  91. I love pantry organization.
    It's my favorite show.
    Thank you I'm new here.

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