I love a good organization hack and look for new ways to improve the organization in our home. Am I right? Or do you not love organization as much as me? I thought it was finally time to update our spices and now I can’t wait to cook and use these babies!
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Here’s a picture of the before that we’ve been living with for the last 9 months. Yikes! So embarrassing. Our grocery store offers spices in bags so it’s easy to refill a spice jar, really convenient, but what if you don’t have the original spice container?
In our previous home, we originally had our spices in the upper cupboard, but that was a mess and talk about hard to find a specific spice while cooking. I did a mini update back in 2019 by purchasing a couple of drawer organizers and updated the glass jars and labels. Having spices in the drawer worked for our last home, but when we moved, I realized the drawer by our range wasn’t the same size, but smaller (oops!). Our spices wouldn’t even fit in one drawer and without upper cabinets, that wasn’t event an option to move them elsewhere.
Along comes the Instagram famous spike hack. After browsing Pinterest for some ideas, I just knew that we had to put one in our pantry. I purchased these 6 oz glass containers, these 1.8″ square labels (in the 60 count) and these acrylic spice racks. I originally purchased 4 oz glass jars, but those were too small and wouldn’t even hold an entire container of spices, so I definitely recommend the 6 oz size.
Unfortunately, the wall I wanted to hang the acrylic spice racks on, has a pocket door. Because the door slides into the wall, any screws or anchors drilled into that wall would hit the pocket door. So on to plan b. I’m not sure what that looks like yet, but for now, these pretty jars can sit out on the counter. The jars do fit into our drawers, but they are too pretty to be hidden away.
This was probably the easiest DIY to date. The hardest part was washing all the jars and lids and letting them air dry (because the last thing I wanted was moisture trapped in the containers). So what do you think? Would you try this spice organization or are you more of a cupboard or drawer type of person?