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7 Handy Ways To Organize Your Spices

Posted at 8:30 AM, May 22, 2020

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With restaurants mostly closed to dine-in customers and a renewed interest in baking and bread-making amid the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably had plenty of time to ponder the organizational system of your kitchen over the past couple of months.

Wrangling spices, and keeping them organized, can be especially tough since their bottles come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

To help, here are seven solutions for storing spices—  so that you can easily find that nutmeg for your next loaf of banana bread or the cumin for those weeknight tacos.

If You’re Short On Space: Spice Gripper

If you’ve got a small kitchen or are short on storage space, you can turn the inside of a pantry door or cupboard into a spice rack. These grips fit most round containers, allowing you to creatively store up to three dozen spices.

Buy the Spice Rack 36 Spice Gripper on Amazon for $16.99


If You Use The Same Spices Regularly: Magnetic Spice Rack

Some spices are just the MVP’s of your weeknight dinners and you rely on them frequently. Practice mise en place by keeping your most-used spices in these magnetic spice containers that you can attach to your refrigerator and have at the ready. Go ahead, pick your starting five spices.

Buy the 5-Canister Magnetic Spice Rack at the Container Store for $16.99

The Container Store

If You’re Starting A Spice Collection: 18-Jar Acacia Wood Spice Rack

Not only is this spice rack versatile (it can stand on its own, be mounted or slide into a drawer), it also comes with the spices included. The criss-cross spice holder contains 18 popular spices and a free refill order that’s good for five years.

Buy the 18-Jar Acacia Wood Spice Rack at Crate and Barrel for $59.95.

Crate and Barrel

If You Store Your Spices On Your Countertop: Stained Acacia 3-Tier Spice Rack

Just like a cutting board, a wooden spice rack can add warmth and texture to your kitchen countertops. This tiered rack makes it especially easy to find spices and works if you have jars that are different heights.

Buy the Stained Acacia 3 Tier Spice Rack at Target for $20.99


If You Store Spices In A Drawer: Bamboo Spice Rack Organizer Tray

With slanted tiers, you can easily store your spices and other essentials like honey and seasoning bottles in a drawer with this bamboo organizing tray. As a bonus, bamboo is eco-friendly and easy to clean.

Buy the Bamboo Spice Rack Organizer Tray at Overstock for $28.99.


If You Buy Your Spices In Bulk: Glass Spice Jars With Labels

Who’s ready for an organization project? If you’re one to buy spices in bulk and have little bags mixed in with your spice jars, you can overhaul your spice rack with this organization system. The kit includes glass jars, spice labels (there are 396 to choose from!) and a spice funnel. Since the jars are clear, you’ll always be able to see which spices you need to stock up on.

Buy 25 Glass Spice Jars at Amazon for $39.99.


If You Store Spices In Your Pantry: Hanging Storage Rack

Create more space in your pantry by hanging this storage rack over the door. You can adjust the shelves so that you can also stash condiments, canned foods, pasta and more.

Buy Hastings Home Hanging Storage Rack at Lowe’s for $69.99.


So, who’s ready to get their spices in order? Which organizational system do you prefer?

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