Finally! My spices are organized and it only took almost 7 years to get it done. Can anyone relate to this? We’ve been in our house for going on 7 years this summer and it took me this long to finally get my spices organized. I should be ashamed, but that’s life for you. Time flies! And organizing my spices was not at the top of my list, so I didn’t focus on it and let things slide for years. I’m happy to say that they are finally organized now and I don’t know what took me so long!
Our kitchen is small, but it does have this pull out spice drawer, so that’s where all the spice jars ended up. There were duplicates and I’ve had many for way too long, but they all got dumped into this drawer when we moved in and I haven’t touched them since, except to add a few along the way. As you can see, there are no labels on top so I had to look through all my spices and hope I hit the right one. Yes, it was frustrating, but apparently not enough for me to do anything about it in almost 7 years! Smacks head! I’m sure I’m not the only hard headed person around who procrastinates, am I?!
I know many people have pull out spice drawers and those are nice too, but we don’t have that. In case you are someone who needs your spices organized too, I’m here to help!
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I finally decided when I saw some sales going on to finally, finally get my spices organized. I found this set of spice jars with labels on Amazon and promptly ordered it. I got it in before Christmas, so it sat for a few weeks until I was finally motivated to get these things filled up and finally get my spices in order.
This set comes with a handy set of pre-printed sticky labels (black or white) and having them on the top was what I was looking for. This was key to getting my spices in order so I could see what I was looking at when I opened that drawer.
It also has two sets of white or black labels for the sides of the jars and I used all the black ones for mine. It literally took me about an hour to choose which 25 jars I wanted to fill and get them filled and labeled. It was so worth it to finally get this chore done. One of those things you hate to admit, but at least I’m all organized now. Sometimes we just need the motivation to just do it!
Once I got them all done, I alphabetized them back in the drawer and now they will stay neat and orderly and I can find exactly what I’m looking for at a glance. Who else needs some motivation to finally get a chore done that you’ve been putting off? This is your official notification to just get it done! You’ll be so glad you did. It tickles me every time I open this drawer now to see all my spices and herbs in neat alphabetical order. What a change!
I wasn’t going to add the side labels, but I realized once the lids are off, they can easily be mixed up, so my tip is use the side labels too. They’re in the packet and you might as well. I’m so glad to finally get this job done. It was one of my January chores I wanted to get done and I was so happy to get it finished. The other chore was getting my closet cleaned 0ut and organized again and I got that done too. January is a great month to organize, so what are you waiting for? It’s a wonderful feeling when you accomplish something you’ve been putting off! Join me and get it done!