I will admit, my spice cabinet is a complete disaster! I don’t know how many times I have purchased a new spice just to find that I still had some in the cabinet, or how many times I have searched for a spice and not had it, or had lumps on my noggin from jars falling on my head! So I decided it was time to do something about it!
So this is what my cabinet looked like before:
Could you find anything in there? Oh and did I mention I about 4’9″ so I also have to drag out a step stool to even reach the second shelf. So my solution was to install an organizing rack onto my pantry door. It is right next to the stove and in plain sight so I can find what I need with ease.
This is how it turned out…
I know it doesn’t look like a lot of spices but they are 2 deep! And they are down low enough for me to reach. Now my cabinet looks like this:
Look at that empty space! I did use the bottom self for those rarely used spices for canning and seasonal dishes. I also added a small basket for all my spices that come in pouches (which are much cheaper, by the way). Now I have 2 empty shelves to work with and I plan to use them to clear some things from my counter tops.
Now some people may not like having their spices out for all to see, but with 5 children and a small kitchen I will take function over form any day!