Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WFMW - Organizing Spices

Works for Me Wednesday
Organizing Spices

Last night as I was reaching for the curry powder (we had a delicious lamb curry for dinner), I realized that I like the way my spices are organized. So, here's what works for me:
All the small containers and little used flavorings are tossed in this red basket. I usually write the name on the lid so they're easier to find. When I need something, I just pull the basket down and rummage until I find it. And that usually only takes a few seconds.The medium-sized containers are stored on this lazy Susan. For the ones I use frequently, I buy the Costco-sized containers which I keep in the pantry, and I just refill these as I use them up. Chili powder and cinnamon are used a lot, so I just keep those "super-size" bottles accessible in this cupboard. It's not the neatest method, but it does the job!
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~Sara said...

I keep all my spices in a bin too! Makes it so much easier!

Tracey said...

I like the lazy Susan - and also the idea of using a bin. My current spice rack takes up a good bit of pantry shelf space, so your solution may work for me. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Fab organizing tip! =)