Hey lovely people!
In today’s post I want to share a few tips for re-organizing your spice cabinet now that I have gone through the headache of doing it myself!
First off, it took what felt like forever. I started Saturday and worked on it some Sunday and some last night. Now it didn’t really have to take that long if I didn’t have a million other things going on around me but now that I am done, I can finally clean my kitchen! These spices have cricut materials have been all over my countertops for too long!
Be sure you check out the full YouTube video below to see the full change!
So now, for the tips!
- Make a decision on your labels. The jars I used came with labels and they were perfectly fine but I decided to make my own for true uniformity. For example, I have several cajun and creole seasonings; some more spicy than others and one that is salt free for example, but the pack came with one label for each of these categories. While weeding was a pure nightmare, I like that I have more control as my needs change since I made my own. The next thing I would say is that I probably should’ve used white vinyl instead of black for better visibility so something for you to think about.
- Figure out placement. Currently I have a three tier stand but I am not sure I am going to keep it for too long because I can’t really see what’s in the back. I also had to raise a shelf to make all the spices fit so reaching everything else requires my stool or my husband. This might not be much of an issue for you if you have more cabinet space, a pantry, or a spice drawer (next house!).
- Have a system for inventory and expiration dates. As you can see in the video, I used the extra blank labels for expiration dates and kept the original bottles right next to the newly filled glass jar to make sure I did not inaccurately label anything. This was necessary because the cricut took forever (as mentioned in the video) and in case you might not have too much help.
I hope these tips are helpful! Now that the cabinet (at least the bottom shelf) is a bit neater, what’s for dinner?!