I am obsessed with Home Stores lately.
Even the home area of Target, etc - they will do. I love to walk the aisles for as long as I can possibly manage, picking up this container and that tiny canvas and wondering if this piece will finally be the thing to make me feel organized.
The term is #HomePorn, if you please. I found my way to an At Home store today - seriously, like a Home Depot sized box store dedicated to all things home - rugs and pictures and office organizers and bathroom cubbies and on and on and on. I bought pillows and a shower caddy, a corner shelf for my bathroom, kitchen sponges in vivid colors and a sink drainer.
Truly, I live a wild, wild life.
I am actually fairly organized - I mean, for a house of 8 people, we are doing pretty well. I routinely focus on closets and hot spots (as one brief stint with the FlyLady - remember her???? - trained me) and I always always always have a bag or box in the works for the thrift store. I empty closets routinely, get rid of shoes and books and stuff and organize the "tupperware" cabinet - which now contains no authentic (Big T) Tupperware but now holds all of the inexpensive rubbermaid and all of the fast food reusable stuff which was seriously one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century.
But I still have one area of my kitchen that is bothering me and that is the spice cabinet. Currently, I have a cabinet and it's split into two shelves - and I keep baking spices on one shelf and cooking on the other. It's workable but not ideal and definitely not organized. What I need to do is figure out a new method to just - get them out of that damned cabinet of chaos and into a nicely organized set.
Something like this. But smaller jars. I like to buy spices often so that I know they are fresh.
Although, I've gotta say - if I had an extra drawer - I would totally do this:
(images from Pinterest)
I think that the main problem I have stems from a lack of uniform bottle sizes. So what I need to do, I think, is figure out what I'm doing for display and then purchasing the bottles (and some cool labels, yaaaaassssss, please) and then beginning to transition over.
How do you store your spices? There's gotta be a better way than dumping them all in a cabinet, closing the door, and shielding yourself from an oncoming avalanche when you open it back up!