5 Quick Kitchen Spice Storage Solutions
Updated: Jan. 21, 2021
Tired of opening your cabinet doors to an avalanche of spices? It's time to corral and organize – try these quick ideas and still have time to bake a cake!
The key to organizing spices is thinking both small and big. Find ways to keep small things organized in big spaces.
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No-Paint Drawer Inserts
Repurpose Paint Stirrers
Hot glue paint stirrers (or or small scraps of wood) together at a 90-degree angle to tilt spices in a drawer. Run a line of hot glue along the bottom edges as well and let dry – this creates a gummy texture that holds the sticks in place in the drawer.
Press one side of an adhesive Velcro square to the top of a spice jar, and the other to the underside of the upper cabinet nearest the stove. Just rip, shake and stick when needed.
Harness the Power of Magnets
Glue heavy-duty magnets to the side of a plastic or wire pencil bin, and stick to the side of your refrigerator for quick access. Try stacking a few bins in a row, and organize each by type – baking, grilling, Italian, etc
Keep Names on Top
If your spices are on display, why not match your decor? Search online for free printable spice labels or create your own. Print, laminate with a strip of packing tape and cut perfect circles by using a 1-inch craft punch. Unify mismatched bottles, by funneling into matching empty jars – you can often find these in your grocery store’s bulk spices section.
Repurpose a Pan
Wall-Mounted Spice Storage
Create a functioning focal point by mounting a deep metal cake pan to the wall. Drill a hole through the bottom of the pan and mount to the wall with an anchor. Lay spices in pan on their sides, and lesser-used spices will automatically roll towards the bottom over time.
Originally Published: June 20, 2017