Today, I'm sharing how I organized my spice (and tea) cabinet for under $10! I didn't go out and buy any fancy jars or containers. I simply decluttered (read threw out expired stuff!) and reorganized the space. Again, I am not striving for perfection but improving function.
Here are the cabinets before...
And here are the items I purchased for organizing.
- slim baskets
- under-shelf basket
- clear, 3 compartment organizer with lid
I sorted the spices by type and amount of use.
Above the spices I added the under shelf basket to hold extra bags of coffee.
|The fourth basket is one I had on hand.|
*Tip* Use under-shelf baskets in your pantry (or any shelf with space underneath) to hold foil, plastic wrap, zipper seal bags etc.
I repurposed the tiered shelf riser to organize my teas.
I mainly wanted to minimize packaging. These compartment organizers are the perfect size for teabags. Each section fit about 10 bags. I also labeled the front for the teabags not individually wrapped.
|I love that I can use the organizer with or without the lid!|
But, since I removed the packaging I decided to cut the expiration date off the boxes and added to the back of each container.
- I used double sided tape to attach the expiration dates.
This new setup is perfect in my book! The tea organizer is my favorite. I can clearly see how much of each tea I have on hand. What is your favorite part?