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Keep all the spice bottles in the cabinet drawer which is very close to your stove. The upper left side drawer is a really convenient place to keep all the spices. When you are cooking it is easily accessible and visible. No need to search in wall cabinet which has one behind the other and can be time consuming.
By Geetha from Alpharetta
Wow! This is a tip that I love and gave you a thumbs up! My spices are on one of those plastic pyramids sold especially for spices and fall over when I look through them, as I can't see the labels. Spices can lose their flavor even when they aren't close to heat. My oven doesn't leak heat anyway, so that wouldn't be bad. If my DH buys too large a bottle of spices, I do put them in the freezer, and now since I cook for only two, I am trying to convince him to buy the little jars, even though he says you get a better deal buying the tall jars. I say "not if you throw half out." We don't really "argue" though. :) I am off to replace one of my junk drawers with my spices!
This is a guide about organizing spice tins on your fridge. This is a creative way to find more storage space in your kitchen.
I found these baby bottle carousels at a garage sale. They looked brand new. They are used to dry or store your baby bottles or can be used to store baby food jars, and they are made on a turntable. These are wonderful for my spices. I did see these in the baby stores for about $20.00. Look at yard sales and thrift stores first.
I like buying those plastic spice bottles that are so inexpensive, $0.48 to $0.99 each. They come in so many choices for all your baking and cooking needs.
I purchased these carousels that are actually sold in the infant department to be used for baby food jars. I just removed the second shelf and my jars of spices fit just perfect. Each one holds 10 jars.
I saved an old tin foil or a plastic wrap box and put it in the back of my spice cabinet. That way I can put some of the spices at a higher level and they don't get pushed into the back of the cabinet.
My family thinks I'm a bit of a psycho because I alphabetize my spices! However, you wouldn't believe how much time this saves when cooking! It cuts the time previously spent looking for a certain spice, down to next to nothing.
My brother gave me a spice rack which holds nearly all my spices. I used a label maker and labeled the top of each jar. This particular rack hangs on the wall with the jars at an angle, so I can read the labels.
This is a guide about making a magnetic spice rack. Having your spices easily accessible makes cooking even easier.
When spices go on sale, I buy extra and store them in the little shelves in my freezer. I have also discovered that the little jars/bottles of spices are the best buy, as the larger bottles of spices lose their strength.