I’ve been a busy bee during this quarantine by starting and/or finishing projects around the house. It’s actually been one of my favorite parts of being home because I don’t have the distractions or excuses to not finish them. One of my pride and joys of my kitchen is my spice cabinet. I take pride in knowing I can make almost any dish because I have the necessary spices to do so. Naturally, spice cabinet organization has been at the top of my to-do list for years now.
I organized the spice cabinet by making all of the spice bottles uniform glass bottles and everything easily accessible. (I wrote the name of the seasoning on top of the metal spice lid. This way it’s not noticeable from the front, but I still know what spice I’m using while cooking.) I love being able to see the rainbow of colors through the spice bottles when I open my cabinet doors now. Also grouping my special seasonings and ingredients together by category per white basket makes life a little easier. For example, one basket holds my various brands of hot sauce. Another basket holds my cooking sprays, etc. My one flat basket holds my packaged spices like taco seasoning, holiday gravy, and chicken bouillon seasoning.
Not only was I able to organize my spice cabinet but I was able to do so for less than $60. And that’s counting 25 brand new glass seasoning bottles. With a mix of coupons and sales from The Container Store, to the always underrated Dollar Tree, this project was affordable. On top of the organization making me happy, if you know me, then you know buying things for cheap is one way to my heart. I’m not even joking. I refused to do any project during this quarantine if the items weren’t on sale and/or with coupons.
One of my favorite cheap hacks for this project was instead of spending $20+ on a multi-level spice rack, I bought four, mini-trays made of wood at Dollar Tree. Flipped them upside down and BOOM, I created another level for my spices in the cabinet. The white baskets are also from Dollar Tree and ended up working even better than I expected.
My next organization project will be my pantry. And remodeling the girls playroom to follow. Don’t worry, there will be blog posts to go with those projects too. But for now, I’m going to keep admiring my organized spice cabinet.