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Spice Cabinet Intervention

Spice CabinetI need your help. My spice cabinet needs an organizing intervention, and I don’t know where to start.

I have two upper cupboards that are full of spices. Many of them are old and need to be tossed. I have several different brands, and the containers are different sizes.

I am asking you for your suggestions on how you organize your spices. I am not the only one with this dilemma, so just think of all of mankind that you would be assisting by imparting your organizing skill!

Please let me know how you organize your spices. Pictures would be helpful and appreciated! I promise to show you my after shot, and will give credit where credit is due!

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Friday 17th of October 2014

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Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Hi. I usually organize my spice cupboard according to what i use them for. I find, similiar sized containers for the spices that are in a draw or small cabinet this makes for a more orderly look. I then put the spices i use most in the front and the rest in the back. As for bulk spices, I group them in cereal container and stack them next to each other. For instance ground spices together in one container. Whole spices in another. Flours in another. Nuts together, etc. Therefore I have some sense of organization. I'm always rearranging my friends spice cabinets for them. I actually love doing it, crazy i know. Hope this helps.


Tuesday 14th of October 2014

Oh Shamim, you are welcome to my cupboard any day. I do agree about keeping the similar sized containers together. I do have the same system for my flours, but store nuts in the freezer for a longer life.

I ordered a drawer system for my cupboard, and will be revealing the final results once it gets here.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help me out! I will be sharing your comments in my post.

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Tuesday 7th of October 2014

You need some hardware, sliding shelves or door racks that make it easier to see and reach what you have. I'd also look up uses for old spices before you tossed any.


Thursday 9th of October 2014

Thank you. I am getting some great tips. I need to get in gear, because everything is now out of the cabinet. That's worse! :)


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

I have mine organized on 3 shelves, most used on bottom, baking stuff on top and everything else in the middle. I'm still constantly searching and seeking and dropping and knocking down! I've tried a counter top spice rack with jars that I filled (that way they were all the same size) - it didn't work for me because (1) there weren't enough jars (2) I don't like a lot of stuff on my counters and (3) the light turned the dried herbs (parsley, basil, etc) brown rather quickly. I have seen, on Pinterest, a mop holder mounted on the cabinet door for the round spice containers...kind of a neat idea...also small tension rods used in a drawer to divide and conquer the containers. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with because I need help too!


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Wow Nancy, sounds like we are all in the same oat. I've gotten a couple ideas hat will help, and am heading to a spice store to see what they recommend. Patti shared a drawer from Bed Bath and Beyond that she likes so I may head over there and take a look at that too. I will let you know what I find out! Thanks for your input.


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

I bought one of these: And I have a metal rotating rack on the counter that holds the rest.

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