Monday, May 14, 2012

Spice Organization

Ok, so as I mentioned in my previous post, I came across some amazing deals at Marshalls.  Here's a peek at a few:

I love all of my finds, but the one I love most is off to the left.  Can you tell what it is?

No?  Okay here's a better picture:

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? : D Okay, maybe not beautiful, but awesome!  I found it for about $16.  I had never seen anything like it.  I looked online and it is being sold on ebay for $35 and Bed, bath, and beyond for $25.  I'd say I got a good deal. It comes assembled and here's what it looks like:

It fits inside your cabinet, has three drawers, each holding 6 larger spice bottles or several mini spice containers.  It even comes with pre-made labels and blank labels in case you have an unlisted spice.

I already have a spinning spice rack that holds the spices I use most; however, it does not have things like garlic salt, onion salt, cayenne, etc...Plus, I also tend to stock up on spices so I can refill my spinning spice rack.  So my spice cabinet was looking pretty cluttered:

Lets pretend you didn't see that!

Now you can see why I needed some more storage.  Here's what it looked like once I put it in the cabinet and filled it up:

It really helped cut down on clutter and because the drawers slide out and tilt down, it is right at eye level.  No more knocking down spices in an attempt to reach the ones way in the back of the cabinet!  I even had some extra room, so I added my bottles of extract and was able to trash their boxes, which also opened up more space in the cabinet.  I still need to organize all of my baking ingredients (they're housed above the spices) but that will wait until I find affordable containers.  Perhaps a trip to Home Goods is in order?  :) So what do you think, is it worth the $16?  Would something like this help you or do you have a different organization system?

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