Hi everyone. I have a spice rack that sits above my stove, but I store extra spices and condiments in a long, skinny cupboard next to the stove. In January, I organized it from this mess
To this (my apologies for the poor quality of the photos)
But yesterday when I was cleaning the kitchen, I saw that it was back to this
Eeek! How does this happen? So I decided to do something about it once and for all!
A quick trip to my favourite store – the dollar store, of course
As you can see, I couldn’t quite decide on what containers I needed, even though most of them, clearly, will never fit into that tiny cupboard!
As usual, I took everything out
(Uugh! I’m having serious dèjá vu here!) And went through what I had – two jars of Oregano?
And filled/refilled the spice and condiment jars
Once the oils/vingars/sauces were all full, I put them into one of the lovely bright green baskets I had bought and placed it on the bottom shelf of the cupboard – within easy reach.
Now I could see exactly what I had in terms of spices. I put the spices I use the most into one basket, and the spices I use less frequently into another basket
And placed them on the middle and top shelves.
Lastly, I put back some of the other spices and seasonings that I use a lot
There were some things that couldn’t go back into that cupboard because they were too big. Just as well I bought extra containers! 🙂 I moved some things around in the pantry to make room for them.
Since I still had some containers left, I used them to organize the cleaning supplies
And I still have one left over! I’m sure I’ll find a use for it very soon.
Feeling very pleased with myself, I rewarded myself with an arrangement of dollar-store Hydrangeas- LOVE!