Nesting…through the spice cabinet

January 25, 2010


One of my projects this weekend was to clean out our spice cupboard. It is a mess! It’s impossible to get to anything and I have no clue what is in it. So… Here is a picture of the second to worst shelf I have (the first was emptied before I thought of the camera).

As you can see, no one would be able to easily use this cupboard.


The messiest cupboard was emptied to this…All of the contents went onto the counter to be sorted and evaluated.


I also cleaned the cupboard before refilling it. 🙂

Here are the spices that were jammed into my little cupboard:


That is a ridiculous amount of spices for two people to have. So I sorted them into groups so I could find out which ones were duplicates.






So after I removed all of the doubles – it still looked like this…


I ended up putting one double of each spice in this basket and moving them to a shelf in the basement. Then I combined a few other doubles like sesame seeds and threw a bunch more away.

Finally, I could refill the cabinet.


Baskets and boxes are the key to organization!


And finally the spice cabinet now…


And we still have room! Maybe I will move the coffee over?! The possibilities are really endless. 🙂

Next on the nesting list:

  • The tupperware cabinet
  • My sock drawer
  • My classroom

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9 Responses to “Nesting…through the spice cabinet”

  1. Kristen @ Change of Pace Says:

    I did the same thing this weekend! I don’t think there is any easy way to keep your spices. The sad thing is I actually like organizing stuff like that 🙂

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) Says:

    Oh man I so need to clean out my cabinets like that. It was on my to-do list 2 weekends ago. Still not done!

  3. Nicole (dishin') Says:

    Looks like my spices! I hate how many duplicates I have. Getting organized is a great idea.

  4. The Healthy Apple Says:

    You are adorable; I love the cleaning! My cabinets are full of seasonings and spices, as well….

  5. mary Says:

    looks so great! Thats what January and Feb. are for.

  6. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) Says:

    Isn’t organizing the BEST?!?! I LOVE it!

  7. Rachel Says:

    You guys had so many duplicates! I actually did the same thing over the weekend, and made some new room in our spice cabinet. We have over 30 different spices… I don’t know how we’ll ever use them all. Or how we’re always missing the one we need. :/

  8. Joanne Says:

    Thank you for the update on your site.
    I’m jealous. I really need to do something about our cabinets. What a mess. But it’s such NOT a fun job so I procrastinate any way possible and it never gets done. 🙁

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