Spice Cabinet Update

In a previous post, I showed off how I turned an entire cabinet beside my stove into my Spice Rack.

My husband and I love to cook, and we have just about every spice available. This does not include spice blends and mixes. I arranged this cabinet a little over a year ago, but our spice collection has grown since then.

Over the weekend, we bought two 3-tier all-purpose storage racks from The Home Depot.

We attached them to the inside of our kitchen equipment pantry.

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Here’s a side view.

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All of our less frequently used spices went here. And the cabinet became where our most used spices were stored.

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The breakdown of the number of spices we have are:

*47 on the pantry door

*31 in the cabinet

*15 in the reserve.

The reserve spices as ones that are replacements others when we run out, i.e. curry powder, paprika, dill.

We’re considering getting a third, but we shall see. The equipment pantry is very fragrant now.

© Cori Large October 29, 2015

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ludavia @ Nifty Betty
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 12:35:20

    I need to do this with my million spices! Then, I can use the space for something else. I was thinking of putting a metal sheet at the outside bottom of a cabinet and getting little glass jars and putting magnets on them. Then, they are always visible and easy to grab. But, maybe I’ll just do this.

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    • caendicott
      Nov 16, 2015 @ 14:14:13

      If the shelves in the smaller cabinet were different, we would have done the same thing. But we also buy certain spices in bulk because of how quickly we go through them, i.e. garlic powder and onion powder.

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  2. Becky @ Disney in your Day
    Nov 16, 2015 @ 14:29:31

    We have a ton of spices too! We have two racks similar to that hanging on the wall in our kitchen. And then more “back up” spices in the pantry.

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    • caendicott
      Nov 16, 2015 @ 14:33:14

      Some of my spices have numbers on them, because of how many back ups we had. My MIL is notorious for not checking before going shopping and she’ll just buy a new bottle/jar when we have 2 or 3 already.

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  3. Emily
    Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:21:16

    Ugh I need to get my spices organized! it’s so hard to find what I need when they’re bunched up on a shelf :/

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  4. Becki S
    Nov 18, 2015 @ 08:57:20

    Ahh!! I’ve been hunting for a solution for our wild counter. Do you have any troubles closing the cabinet? Did they make any shorter ones?

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    • caendicott
      Nov 18, 2015 @ 09:06:43

      No trouble closing the cabinets. The racks attached to the pantry door are somewhat adjustable. Keep in mind, there are two of them there. A friend of mine has one of those counter top spinning ones that they change the labels on whenever they need to. You could try that.

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