Household Tip: An Easy Way to Organize Your Spices and Save Time

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for ways to simplify your life and save you time.  While this is no jaw dropping organizational tip, it should help you do both of those things without too much trouble.

The spices in my two spice drawers used to be in any old order.  When I’d go to get an herb or spice I’d root round until I finally found the correct bottle- not horribly frustrating, but definitely mildly irritating! About 1 ½ years ago, I suddenly had this “ah-ha” moment.  Why not alphabetize my spices and herb?  Several minutes later and they were all in nice alphabetical order and I have loved it!  No longer do I have to stand there trying to figure out which bottle is basil.  Is it in the first row or the last, left side or right?  I know it is at the beginning on the left hand side and can go right to it!

Misc. Info:
I use spice organizers similar to these in my drawers. They were here when we bought the house and I absolutely love them!

Other ideas I have seen are to use a turntable or a shelf organizer.  Either way, you can still use the alphabetical tip to help you save time and keep your life a little simpler.  :)

How do you keep your spices organized?

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  1. by Sherilyn

    On April 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    What a great idea. I never thought of it. I keep similar spices and herbs together (basil, parsley, oregano, etc.). I only have the turntables so my organization also depends on how well things fit on the shelves. Thanks for sharing.

  2. by Lydia Beiler

    On April 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Sherilyn, glad you liked it. Your organization always inspires me!