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Nesting…through the spice cabinet

January 25, 2010

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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.

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

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I also cleaned the cupboard before refilling it. 🙂

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Baskets and boxes are the key to organization!

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And finally the spice cabinet now…

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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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