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spice drawer organization

01.18.17

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i have always fantasized about having organized spices, and i’m so happy i made those dreams come true. we installed a small drawer next to our stove and i just took a few hours to transfer all our miscellaneous spices into matching containers. so worth it. 

and because our spices have always been a disaster, i’ve never really been able to take inventory and remember what we had — so we had a bunch of multiples of things too. NOT ANYMORE NOPE.

organized spice drawer | almost makes perfect organized spice drawer | almost makes perfect

first, i used this ikea felt drawer liner to try to keep the spices in their place — it’s super easy because it has a grid on the back to help cut to size. then i turned on howard stern and transferred allllll of the spices. this long and boring process helped me minimize what we’ve acquired over the years — so i got rid of all the spices that expired like 7 years ago.

then i sat on a comfortable chair and labeled every single jar. i got a new label maker because i wanted to have one that makes simple white labels (but i still love my other one), and this one has a digital screen which prevents typos and remembers what you typed in case it falls asleep. i tried to line up the labels with each other, but you can see some really don’t.

then i texted lots of photos to gid to receive my praise. that’s it!

organized spice drawer | almost makes perfect organized spice drawer | almost makes perfect organized spice drawer | almost makes perfect

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spice jars / label maker / drawer hardware

14 comments on “spice drawer organization”

  1. this is such a good idea! i bought a spice rack, but i already have no room for it. this would be great for the ones i don’t use as much (just so the rack doesn’t go to waste).

  2. love this, and basically everything that you do! ive also been meaning to transfer my spices to clear jars with white lids – where did you find yours? thanks! xx

  3. So wonderful. I’ve been wanting to get my Ikea kitchen all organized and am at a loss for where how to begin. I can’t wait to see what you do so I can become organized too! :)

  4. This looks so attempting! I would need organize my spices too. Having spice bottle that are ackward to use or they don’t close well etc. has just made an awful mess in my spice drawer.

  5. I am so glad I ran across this post. I have spices falling out in the pantry. You gave me the perfect idea and I am definitely going to get started this weekend on it.

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