The above is the “Before” picture of my spice cabinet. As you can see, it wasn’t terrible, however, being the neatnik that I am, I fine tuned it a bit. I like knowing where things are at a glance.
Okay, this is the “After” picture. I removed everything from the shelves, placed the ones I don’t often use in the back of the cabinet and refilled my Tupperware spice containers, which I bought at my local thrift store about three years ago. I think I paid $4.00 for all of them. Highly recommend. (They retail for approx. $60 on ebay.)
I took a couple things out and put on the big lazy Susan instead. Grouping spices together according to brand is pleasing to the eye, so I put all the McCormick’s together. I also buy a fair amount of store brands…they’re in the back.
While it would be ideal to have another spice lazy Susan, I just worked with what I had for now. By taking a mental inventory of our stock, I know what we are running low on. I also found a new jar of chicken bouillon nestled inside one of the orange, Fiestaware bowls. I just bought a new jar yesterday because I thought we were out! This is where periodic organizing comes in handy, to avoid buying duplicates. 😉 I also tossed two containers of cupcake sprinkles as I don’t foresee any use and they’ve overstayed their time in my cabinet.
How do you like to organize your spices and seasonings?
The Tupperware cabinet is next …