Having an organized spice cabinet is key to having a kitchen that runs smoothly. If you're constantly rooting around for items and emptying the shelf looking for, say, garlic salt, it will take longer to get dinner on the table. More than that, if you don't have a clear sense of what ingredients you have on hand, you end up buying things you don't need, wasting money, and saddling yourself with three jars of nutmeg that you only haul out once a year at Thanksgiving.
That's where this spice rack comes in.
You might be thinking that a spice rack sounds like another dated item you don't actually need, like china or a lazy Susan. But while you may have skipped registering for formal dinnerware when you got married, we're willing to bet you have a ton of spices on hand that are woefully unorganized. Picking up a spice rack like this one, on sale right now at Amazon, will help keep everything in arm's reach and it'll take you about two minutes to set up and organize.
The rack is lightweight and able to hold around 20 spices. The best part? It mounts on the inside of a cabinet door, allowing you to utilize that wasted space while freeing up room on your cabinet shelves. And unlike a lot of other spice racks, the four shelves are decently far apart, so you can also use the rack to store larger or oddly shaped ingredients like baking soda or that box of kosher salt. Get a spice rack — you'll never spend precious time searching for the cayenne again.