SPACES FOR SPICES
In my last post we began to look at the challenge of creating an organized kitchen to cut down on stress and save time. Now that we have the pot /pots organized let’s look at some creative ways to store your spices. I love to experiment with cooking Indian food (lots of spices) and there is nothing more frustrating than digging in the back of a cabinet for the garam masala!
SPICES should be stored away from heat and moisture, so right over your cooking surface may not be the best option. A spice rack behind the door of an a cabinet close to your food prep area or stove is a good choice.
I like the ones with adjustable shelves. If you are adding one to an existing kitchen make sure that the shelves inside the cabinet are not going to get in the way when you shut the door. Hopefully, if your shelves are adjustable, you can work your way around that. Incidentally I also love to use these types of spice racks for storing over-the-counter and prescription medicines in the kitchen or bathroom.
Another way to utilize the back of a cabinet or pantry door for spice storage is to use a simple shoe rack!
My absolute FAVORITE way to store spices is the magnetic spice rack preferably on the back of a door as well. Containers are not very deep so they shouldn’t interfere with cabinet shelves. You can see everything clearly and you can even make one yourself! Click here to find out how to make one. Is this cool or what?!
Next up, sorting out the tupperware nightmare, making your utensils behave and your chance to win a “kitchen enhancing” accessory!
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.