It’s the age-old question of kitchen masters everywhere: how can I best organize my spices?
While this answer is probably different for each cook, baker and/or kitchen, I knew I needed to get a bit of a handle on mine! Here’s how I had them stored in my pantry:
Not too bad, in the grand scheme of things. (Note: I have a countertop spice rack, as well, but these are all my extra ones!)
But when I took a look at this I realized how much space they were taking up in my pantry. And I’m all about using extra space creatively to store things in, so I got to looking my pantry over. Have you seen my pantry? Take a look:
If you’d like to read the entire post about organizing my pantry, CLICK HERE!
After poking around a bit, I realized that I had some space opposite my aprons. So…I headed for The Container Store, of course! I picked up this handy dandy item…
…and a few of these!
(You can see my countertop spice rack in the background!)
The skinny strip will either adhere to a metal surface with magnets, or you can peel the adhesive off the magnet and it will stick to almost any other surface.
I lined all of my items up to make sure they would fit the way I wanted them to…
…and then I chose to use the adhesive and went ahead and placed my skinny strip:
I had purchased some Avery labels for my jars…
…and designed them so they color-coordinated with my kitchen! (My kitchen color scheme is navy blue, white, gray and silver.)
Here’s a close-up:
I then proceeded to transfer the spices from the jars I bought them in to their new, labeled containers!
And here’s where I ran into some issues. Every project has an issue, right?!
The problem was that once I filled the containers with the spices, some of them were pretty heavy! Too heavy for the magnets that came with the strip. And I was pretty agitated!
Luckily, there was a quick fix at Lowe’s!
Perfecto! And the job was complete! Whatcha think?
As long as nothing falls off (*crossing fingers*) I’m pretty thrilled with the results! I have room for more skinny strips, and room for more on my pantry shelves, too!
Will this work for YOUR spices? Or maybe for another organizing project on your list?
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