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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.
{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,
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


  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!

  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

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

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

  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...

  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!!

  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 !


  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

  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!

  10. It feels so good to get organized!

  11. Just wanted to thank you again! I accepted your award in today's post and of course included some puppy shots for you!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

  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! ;)

  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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