My Newly Organized Spice Cabinet

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Posted 6/14/2011 by Nicole in TX in NSBR Board
 

Nicole in TX
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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:05:11 PM
In our old house I had a lovely spice rack inside my pantry door. My new house doesn't have that feature and my spices have since been a source of frustration when I am cooking. I have a ton of them and can never find what I want. I thought about transfering the spices to similar containers, but didn't want to spend money on the uniform containers or spend time transferring them.

I stumbled across these baskets at Big Lots the other day for $1.80 each. I alphabetized the spices and then put them in the baskets. I made a label for each basket so it is easy to see exactly what was inside. I also have our teas on the top shelf, along with the big containers that don't fit in the baskets.








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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:07:37 PM
looks great!!
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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:09:20 PM
Great solution!



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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:15:25 PM
Awesome job. Thanks for sharing. I will check to see if I can find the baskets.

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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:16:22 PM
Love the handles. Great idea for storing things, especially in high cabinets. Thanks for sharing the pics!



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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:16:58 PM
I looked and looked then figured out the little tab thing is actually a handle! how clever I bet that makes it really easy to get those top shelves.


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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:19:51 PM
I found those type of baskets at the container store. they fit nicely 3 wide in my deep freezer



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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:22:35 PM
Whoa, that's some incredible organization. And for cheap! Love the handles.

Have you seen that spice rack gadget infomercial? I was tempted to get one of those, but then I thought it looked like it would only fit little spice bottles. Your solution is fantastic!

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Posted: 6/14/2011 7:34:30 PM
Oh nice!! Great organization. I like this very much and intend to copy you. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.








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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:06:46 PM
Awesome job Nicole.

I'm pretty sure I have spice cabinet envy.



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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:16:41 PM
I am in awe of your spice cabinet organization. Seriously!


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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:20:43 PM
Love the containers with the handles! And I am in serious awe of your organization I love to organize, but my spices are always something that seems to elude me, in how I should organize them. I will tuck this idea away for later - thanks for sharing!!



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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:23:40 PM
what an awesome idea!



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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:24:27 PM
Great idea! I would fid the chilli pepper in with the sage or something like that---DH would mess it all up!



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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:41:07 PM
Wow, you have a lot of spices!! My meager amount of spices is a testament to my limited cooking skills Your cabinet makes me want to venture into "real cooking". Great job!!


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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:59:55 PM
Great idea!


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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:04:02 PM
At Big Lots! I've been looking for exactly that type of container to use in my refrigerator to make it easier to organize things. I'll check out my Big Lots this weekend. Thanks, Nicole. Your pantry looks awesome!

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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:09:29 PM
Looks great!! Wanna swing by Big Lots again and then come do mine?





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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:32:24 PM
This is awesome! You should summit this for a feature story on the I Heart Organizing blog!

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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:34:55 PM
Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing!!

I've purchased baskets that are VERY similar at Wal-Mart. Here's a link to it.

Recently, I a friend shared a blog post with me about about someone who reorganized her fridge using them. Using her ideas as an example has made a world of difference in our produce usage!


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Seems a pity to miss such a good pudding.

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Posted: 6/15/2011 12:42:29 AM
Awesome! I will pop into my BLs and see if they have any of them


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Posted: 6/15/2011 6:40:14 AM
Ooooo. I like this. The regular spice organizers require me to either change bottles or don't fit all the different sizes of things I have.

I love the fridge reorganization, too.

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Posted: 6/15/2011 7:12:48 AM
Looks great! Thanks for showing us the pictures!

Nicole in TX
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Posted: 6/15/2011 7:46:45 AM
Thanks for the links and feedback. I want to work this summer on making our home an efficient, workable space. Glad I could inspire you!



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Posted: 6/15/2011 9:46:08 AM
Looks awesome! You have a lot. I would need only one basket.

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Posted: 6/15/2011 9:49:15 AM
You are a girl after my own heart! It looks great. I love the handles!


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Posted: 6/15/2011 10:19:51 AM
very nice!!! Love the different baskets with list printed in front I might be copying your idea I have aLOTS of spices.


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