I’m sure I’m not the only one currently in the midst of a major house clean out and organization bender. New year, fresh start and all that! There have been a few smaller projects that I’ve been putting off for months (read: years) that I figured now was finally as good as time as any to tackle. And, while all of those projects are not necessarily deemed “blog-worthy,” those are usually the ones that seem to be the most helpful. That’s why today we’re talking about a quick, easy way to update and organize your spice cabinet.
Yeah, real exciting I’m sure. But stick with me! I did debate writing this post since everything is so simple, but hey – this was how I spent part of my weekend and I’m thrilled with the results.
This all started with our trip to IKEA last week. I’ve wanted to combine all my spices into cohesive jars for a long time (#adultingsohard), but I haven’t been able to find the right size/kind of jar. Well, no shock on my end to leave it to IKEA. I came across these jars within our first 10 minutes in the store and didn’t look back.
Besides the size, these jars finally had the right kind of top that I was searching for – one side for pouring and one for sprinkling. Sounds trivial, but I like the option.
So, like most of the projects that I share here the after means nothing if you don’t see the before. Low and behold, my full, cluttered, EXTREMELY EXPIRED spice cabinet.
Who knew that spices had expiration dates? Don’t judge me. The number of jars that I ended up throwing out made organizing this cabinet a hell of a lot easier. Also made it easy to recognize the spices I use on a regular basis!
After a quick pre-wash and a date with my trusty label maker, my spice cabinet looks brand spankin’ new.
It’s still not perfect, but it’s a start! The jars fit and look better than I thought they would. I’m already itching to get more to further organize some of my baking extras (sprinkles, toothpicks, etc.), as well as more spices that I didn’t have enough jars for. It’s the little organization projects that make the biggest impact!
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