Like to cook? Then I’m sure you have a lot of spices. There’s a misconception that organized people must alphabetize their spices. While that’s one way to find what you need, another way is to use the organizing strategy: make it visible and easy to store. There are many ways to effortlessly store your spices. Some kitchens have special pull-out drawers or drawer inserts. In my kitchen, I use a tiered stand in my cabinet.
Other key tips: I also put spices I use more often in the front, and less used in the back.
I also only keep what I really need and use. When you can’t find what you want, clean out your spice area.
Here’s another great idea to make spices visible from one of my clients. She keeps her spices in a pantry/closet in her kitchen. The pantry is pretty deep, but she grouped her spices into a clear container. By keeping the top off, the container can easily slide out like a drawer. She can also pull out the whole bin when she’s cooking.
Since the client looks down at the drawer of spice, she printed round labels for the top of each spice container.
Don’t want to create you own labels? The Container Store has pre-printed ones ready to go!
Need more inspiration? Read this post on my Blog.