Spice Cabinet Makeover
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who commented! And Congrats to Chantell Hammond from 365 Days a Mom for winning the spice containers!
And that was the day my spice cabinet got poned.
Sick to pieces of opening those cupboard doors and being assaulted by spice shavings, mismatched bottles, and half-used duplicates of the same spices, I decided to go hog wild crazy and smack those spices into submission. I needed something simple and easy to maintain, not terribly expensive, and totally eye catching.
After combing the internet, I settled on spending $31 for a pack 0f 240 8-ounce Polypro Deli containers. I loved the sturdiness of the polypro plastic, and thought the clear containers would be perfect for storing spices. I wanted to peek into my cabinets and see the spices I needed, not just rifle through a bunch of opaque labels, aimlessly searching for the right spice.
The containers arrived earlier this week, and today I spent about an hour (just an hour!) showing my spices who’s boss.
The lids of each container were labeled up with a permanent marker. I had visions of making fancy old printed labels, but settled for the ease and simplicity of penning the names of each spice. This works for two reasons: first because whatever system I use in my kitchen will need to be continued. As nice as it is to think I’d take the time to print a label everytime I get a new spice, I won’t. Duh. I’m crazy like that. But, pulling the pen out? No probs.
The other reason I went for the permanent marker labeling was because it allowed me to personalize the spice containers entirely, without worrying about the labels smudging or smearing or pulling off.
I love Garam Masala. I love that it has it’s own, pretty little home right in the new spice cupboard. So Saavy.
The containers stack beautifully. No slipping, no sticking. How have I not done this to my spices before?
And to my sprinkles? Cuties.
I popped each of the spices into towers by like types. This one is the “sweet” spice tower. Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, whole cloves. Everything I need to make gingerbread. Or carrot cake. Or general awesomeness.
Once my spices were happily organized, I thought…wouldn’t it be great if one of my Cheeky peeps could pone their spice cabinet too? Thankfully, that box of deli containers arrived with more than enough for me AND you. So, I’m giving away a tube of 40 containers and lids for one commenter. Just ’cause.
We should all own the tarnations out of our spices, dontchya think? Heck ya. So leave me a comment and get yourself a starter set of spice organizing deli containers. Poned.