Saturday, March 5, 2011

Home for Lunch: Feeling Spicy

One little (and I mean really little) part of our kitchen that has been troubling me every time I cook and bake is our spice cabinet. 

Yep, it's narrow, and pretty deep.  So, every time I need a particular spice, I have to pull out everything, just to find out, I picked the wrong shelf, and have to move on to the next one, pulling everything out of that one just the same.  It's. annoying. And, I don't want to do it anymore.

So, I decided this drawer was not being utilized as well as it could be

So, I emptied out the drawer, with plans to relocate those items.  I moved all of our spices to the drawer, and yes, you can see, because we could never see what spices we had, we have lots of multiples.  Hello Basil!

With some consolidating, hopefully we will be able to free up a little counter space and move these spices into the drawer as well.  

Now, I can see everything in our spice cabinet.  Sure, there's some wasted space behind all of these items, but it's now functional, and we don't have to guess what is hiding back there.

I picked up a couple of door organizers at Lowes (for only a few bucks), and after a 10 minute installation, we now have new storage for all of our foil and ziploc bags under our sink. Super easy.  I don't know why we hadn't made this switch earlier.  

Retrieving what we need is much easier now, and we gained a spice drawer with this quick switch! We can now cook and bake with ease.  Thank goodness! 


  1. I feel your pain on the spice cabinet! Although I don't know if we have a drawer to put them in like you! These little changes are great! I love seeing how your house is becoming your home!

  2. You are so funny! even with ours pretty organized we have tons of multiples b/c I get to store with dinner in mind and can't remember (old age!) If I have chili powder or cumin, so we have four of each! At least your cramped cabinet was your excuse!