We have an ongoing problem in our household. Weevils in our pantry. Well I think they're weevils, I don't really know. I like how the word sounds though. Weevils.
What I don't like though is the way the breed and multiply in my pantry leaving almost everything in there unusable.
Even though I always do a really thorough clean out at the first sight of them, the problem is always back within a couple of months. Nasty.
So, that brings me to today. 8am on a beautiful Sunday morning and I've just spent the last two hours throwing out food, scrubbing shelves and checking for weevils.
I've got rid of all my screw-top glass jars (the weevils get into them really easily) and started replacing them with airtight Maxwell and Williams jars (the weevils don't seem to be able to get into them). I already had about half a dozen and found some on sale at Myers yesterday. 40% off meant I got 9 jars for $30. Bargain! Only problem is I need about 14 more. I would have bought them all yesterday, but I had to blow half my weekly budget on paying my overdue phone bill*. The nice kids at Vodafone wouldn't let me upgrade to my iPhone whilst I had an overdue account.
It kind of leaves me with a conundrum. I like to do things on the spot (Gen Y anyone?). So I would love to go back to Myers next week and buy the rest of the jars. Only problem is that because I got them for 40% off I don't think I can justify paying full retail for the rest... It just seems wrong.
I think I will have to force myself to wait until they go on sale again and stock up then.
In the meantime my pantry can look like everything else in my house. Kind of ok and completely unfinished!
* I permanently have an overdue phone bill. One of the things I am truly bad at is paying bills on time. If I had've made New Years Resolutions this year maybe paying my bills on time would have been one of them. But I didn't make resolutions and my bills are still all overdue.