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Help me improve my spice storage please

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Neverthelessshepersisted Sat 11-Mar-17 20:17:33


wowfudge Sat 11-Mar-17 21:06:51

Right - there's a lot of wasted space in the cupboard. How about one or two of those metal shelf inserts and putting the spices into little baskets. Mine are roughly arranged in groups: herbs in one, baking spices in another, general spices in another, curry spices in another.

Or you could hang a large spice rack on the inside of the door. There was one poster who had magnetic paint on the inside of the cupboard door and metal containers stuck to it by the lids. Alternatively, if you have the drawer space, there are various drawer inserts.

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 13:17:50

Ooh, both inserts and metallic paint sound exciting...

Any chance of a picture of yours?

Thanks for the helpful reply.

The picture I showed is the knee level cupboard. Here's pic of the eye level cupboard that would be their ideal home


Allsloppy Sun 12-Mar-17 16:58:46

I have mine on a 20cm lazy Susan. I love storing stuff on spinny things they are so accessible and fit my narrow wall cupboards brilliantly.

imsorryiasked Sun 12-Mar-17 17:10:55

I keep mine in a small plastic crate with lid which fits under a wire shelf extender so I can store stuff "on top" without having to move it every time I need the spices. Having them in a crate means I only need to get one thing out of the cupboard and the jars don't all fall over.

Kwackerly Sun 12-Mar-17 17:22:07

Spice drawer?

FlouncingInAWinterWonderland Sun 12-Mar-17 17:23:09

I keep mine in a drawer, slightly overfilled at present. I have various back of kitchen door hangers that are very useful - you can get very slim spice ones.

Dontlaugh Sun 12-Mar-17 17:27:42

A spice drawer?? What witchcraft is this? I want one.

AverysillyoldHector Sun 12-Mar-17 17:35:26

I use a couple of dabbas.

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 19:39:51

Ta da!

I now have a spice drawer! It's totes Marie Kondo.

Dh is very impressed.

Thanks everyone.

FlouncingInAWinterWonderland Sun 12-Mar-17 20:10:23

Ta da and no photo! Not even call the midwife can compensate for my dissapointment.

PollytheDolly Sun 12-Mar-17 20:14:48

Oooo spice drawer....drool

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 20:27:08

So sorry! What a faux pas!

Here we go....

FlouncingInAWinterWonderland Sun 12-Mar-17 20:30:28

All is forgiven. Looks great. Makes grabbing what you need so much easier.

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 20:30:30

Sorry it's upside down

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 20:30:48


Kwackerly Sun 12-Mar-17 21:14:13

You can get a nice plastic insert for your spice drawer from IKEA, makes all the little jars lay very neatly. If you are a bit obsessive like that. wink

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 21:16:53

Kwackerly I am so totally going to get that.

<happy sigh>

Kwackerly Sun 12-Mar-17 21:19:00

spice drawer insert IKEA stylee

thenightsky Sun 12-Mar-17 21:19:54

I've sorted my spice cupboard out today too. Turned out that 30% of them were well out of date. Worse was a jar of ground cumin (best before Oct 2011)

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 21:20:11

Can we have a spice-draw-insert-off?

Kwackerly Sun 12-Mar-17 21:20:56

Love all the organising of the jars. Yours looks excellent. grin

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 21:21:11

Well done night sky.

Neverthelessshepersisted Sun 12-Mar-17 21:23:07

I think it's really important to be able to fit different shapes and sizes....
Am thinking the IKEA one would not suit square/upright ones...

dudsville Sun 12-Mar-17 21:26:33

I have a spice drawer. Don't know how to attach a pic but it's much like the others. Right under the hob so v convenient.

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