Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Clean It!

The spice rack. The spice cupboard. The spice shelf. I think I've had each of these variations and others in an attempt to bring order to the assortment of spices in my kitchen. The one that I've finally settled on as being my personal favourite is the spice drawer. I like it because it's out of sight, but with one quick pull of the drawer, I can see all the spices and have them in ready reach. I've given up trying to keep them all in the same kinds of jars and usually just keep them in the jar I purchase them in. A label on the top of each lid lets me know what's inside. Easy Peasy. 

I think it's best to choose a drawer close to where you do your food prep and be sure to check the height of your tallest spice jar to make sure they will all fit standing upright. 

If you don't already keep your spices this way, it may be worth a try. 

Here's another great idea, say if you don't have an appropriate drawer. Try using velcro to attach spice jars to the inner part of a cupboard door. I guess you would need to glue velcro strips to the door and little bits of velcro to the back of each jar. This would take a little bit of work but I think it would be well worth it. (This is one variation I haven't yet tried, but it looks like a great option! Think of all the cupboard space you'd be freeing up.) 

I hope your week is going well! 


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  1. Oh, man the spice mess is the biggest problem in my kitchen. I think I might have to try this drawer trick.

  2. Oh, how I wish my spices were organized like that!


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