Sunday, August 28

Operation Organization! The Spice Cabinet

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I like to cook, 
but just couldn't find a thing
in my spice cabinet lately.

I've never been one to 
alphabetize . . . 
until now!

I just got to the point where I couldn't take it any more.
Here's what I mean -
Why do I have THREE containers of poultry seasoning
in my cabinet? 
I think I know the answer . . . 
I couldn't find the poultry seasoning,
so I kept buying more!

Apparently the same goes for the cloves!

I recently saw a post about a blogger
who reorganized her spices & I was inspired.
{Please let me know if it was you!}

My first step was to drag everything out of the cabinet
& alphabetize the spices so I knew what I was
working with.
Then,
{and I LOVE this step!}
I went shopping at Ikea for the spice jars . . . 

I needed quite a few jars
{like maybe around 40}.

I don't have a Silhouette,
{HUNNY, ARE YOU READING THIS?}
so I used my Dymo Letratag
to label the bottles.
The labels aren't waterproof, 
so I put a little piece of clear tape over
each one to protect them.

I consolidated the spices into the new jars
& put any left-overs in the food storage pantry
{more about that later!}

This is what it looked like before . . . 
Now when I cook,
I can easily find what I need.
It's so much better!
{Cue angels singing here.}
Ahhhh . . . now I can unpack from my Lake Powell trip. 

Want to see more organization projects?

{CLICK HERE} for "From Crappy to Happy" - My Walk-In Closet Transformation

{OR HERE} for my "Pantry Palooza" Project




15 comments:

  1. Well now that you are going to be whipping up a storm in the kitchen with your newly organised spices, he'll just have to repay with that silhouette!

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  2. Thank you for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award! What a great surprise and honor. And thanks for the inspiration from your beautiful blog, Michelle! Katie

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  3. Love this idea and yes, I don't have a silhouette either. Welcome to the club. :)

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  4. That is a good idea, and im not sure i can eat anything with out spices anymore. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  5. Aha! Perfect!!! This is one of my next projects.
    I have several bottles of Cream of Tartar...(which I never even use!) Let me know if you need a bottle or 3...

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  6. First off I can totally relate to having multiples of spices and plain old not being able to find something you wanted to use. I really like how you finished your make over and I might have to look into those jars for myself!

    I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind words and for how you adore the pups! I am so... well.. happy to be able to share them and to hear that they warm other's day really makes me smile!! I will be accepting the lovely award this week as well!!

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  7. Awwww, thank you ! I'm so glad you enjoy visiting Lavender Hill.... I do love living here !!!! You can come on over and stay in our carriage house anytime : D


    hugs !

    gena

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  8. Good Morning Michelle Sweetie...
    I am so happy to meet you. I saw Gena's post about you over at Lavender Hill and just had to pop in and say hello. I read through your beautiful, creative blog, and just had to sign up to follow. I love sharing and meeting new friends along the way.

    I too need to organize my spices, and you have inspired me to do so. I love your jars from Ikea, and I have so been wanting to go there. Thanks for the final shove.

    Beautiful share, beautiful blog home. Can't wait to see more. I would love to invite you over to say hello, and if you feel inclined to do so, I would love to have you follow me as well. Love meeting new friends.

    Country hugs from Phoenix, Sherry

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  9. My spices are organized but still in the ugly containers they came in. The nearest IKEA is 4 hrs away. BOoo for me! Glad to meet ya! You have a cool blog!

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  10. It feels so good to get organized!

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  11. Just wanted to thank you again! I accepted your award in today's post and of course included some puppy shots for you!! http://describehappy.blogspot.com/2011/09/ten-day.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. i'm impressed with your organizational skills. that is certainly not my forte! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  13. Ha! I was googling storage ideas and came across your blog...I just made a recipe last night which called for poultry seasoning...I had no idea what it was or that it even existed! Had to laugh when I saw all of yours! ;)

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  14. Love your ideas! I am so frustated with my kitchen I don't even want to cook any more. I just googled the nearest Ikea, which is 4 hours away, AND I will be going to stock up the first chance I get. I love your blog and will check back often!

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