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How to Organize Your Spice Rack

Some of the most forgotten items in your kitchen drawers are surely spices. If you’re human like us, there’s a high chance that at least once you’ve bought a new bottle of spice or seasoning, just to come home and realize that there was an almost full container of the same spice hidden in the back of your cabinet. This is not your fault, of course. These situations are a result of a  lack of storage. That’s why Nelson Cabinetry designed a special cabinet intended for spices only. We’ve decided to give you a few tips on how to organize your spice rack to make your life easier.


  • Separate your spices into categories.

First, start by sorting your spices into categories. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Some common categories include herbs, baking spices, and seasonings. If you use a lot of spices, consider separating them into sections for each type of kitchen appliance. For example, if you have spices for the stovetop, oven, slow cooker, and microwave, it will keep your kitchen looking neat if they are all stored in one location.

  • Choose a storage solution.

Once your spices are sorted, it’s time to choose a storage solution. If you have a lot of spices, a shaker spice rack is a good option. This type of rack features small containers that fit neatly together in a large holder. Shaker spice racks are easy to use and allow you to see the contents of each container.



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  • Start stocking your spice rack.

After you’ve chosen a storage solution, it’s time to start stocking your spice rack. Be sure to include all the spices you use regularly, as well as some that you only need occasionally. And don’t forget to label each container with the name of the spice it contains! Keeping your spices well organized will make cooking much easier.


  • Buy matching containers

While some people store their spices in their original containers, others find that shakers or mason jars with lids work best. Make sure the spices are clearly labeled on the front of the container and that it is easy to open and close.

  • Store them right.

The container you use to hold your spices should be airtight. Spices are delicate, and if they get too much exposure to air or light they can lose their flavor. If possible, choose kitchen containers that will fit in with the rest of your kitchen decor. Shiny metal kitchen containers look nice on kitchen counters, but if that’s not important then feel free to go more low-key. Use whatever works for you!

With that in mind, it’s important to store spices in a cool, dark place. Heat and light can cause spices to lose their flavor over time. Keeping the kitchen well ventilated can help prevent kitchen odors from mingling with your spices. If you use a lot of spices, organize your kitchen so that all of the spices you need are within reach of the kitchen sink to minimize any extra walking back and forth from the kitchen.



  • Get rid of some.

If you don’t use a certain spice often, consider getting rid of it. This will make it easier to organize your spices and keep kitchen clutter to a minimum.


  • Use labels.

For the best results, organize your spice rack by using kitchen labels. It’s easy enough to just put all of your spices in a kitchen jar or kitchen cupboard without labels, but it makes it hard to keep track of what spices are where when you need them quickly. You’ll find it much easier to find everything you need if you take a bit of time to organize your kitchen properly.

  • One more thing…

Here’s an assembly guide for spice rack cabinets:



In conclusion…

Oftentimes we forget about the small things that make clutter. We make sure that pots and pans are stored well, but we forget about small containers that we lose all the time. Because of that we feel overwhelmed by the kitchen clutter without knowing where it comes from. For this problem, Nelson Cabinetry created an amazing solution. A simple, timeless spice rack, perfect to fit anywhere in the kitchen is the best way to organize spices. Keeping the kitchen clean and organized has never been easier. 



If these tips haven’t been enough for you, feel free to contact us whenever you like for whatever questions you have. Email us at info@nelsonkb.com or call us at 832-998-6598. We’re waiting for you!


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