The Most Brilliant Way to Get Just a *Little* More Space Out of Your Spice Cabinet

published Apr 12, 2022
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Spices and various cooking ingredients organized in pantry
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You can have all the spice risers and turntables in the world, but you still might struggle to organize your spice cabinet. (For the record, you really don’t need all of the spice risers and turntables in the world. One of each should do the trick. Two of each, max!) Because, well, what are you supposed to do with all those paper spice packets? You know, the ranch dressing and the taco seasoning? And the seasoning blends that came in pouches instead of jars?

You certainly don’t want them to get lost. And if you’ve opened a packet, you definitely don’t want the contents spilling out. That’s where this post comes in. We’ve got the perfect storage solution — and it’s totally easy and inexpensive to do. Ready to find out what it is?

Credit: Sarah Crowley

Use a binder clip and a Command hook to hang your spice packets

We all know how small stuff can instantly get lost in our kitchens. If you hang your spice packets on the back of a cabinet door or along your pantry wall, we can promise that they’ll be easy to find. Just add a trusty Command hook, grab a binder clip from your home office, and presto! You’ll be ready to go.

Plus, if the spice packet is opened, the binder clip can also help seal things up. If you have a few that are unopened, clip them all together. This way, you won’t have to hunt for those slender packets that can easily go missing or find an already open packet making a complete mess along your shelves. And the next time you go to whip up “your” famous onion dip to go with a bowl of chips, this organization trick might just be your saving grace.

How do you make extra room in your spice cabinet? Tell us your clever tricks in the comments below.