10 Better Ways to Store All Your Spices
While I’m endowed with plenty of kitchen storage in my suburban home, I haven’t found a savvy way to store my spice collection. At the moment, the little jars don’t have a dedicated home, which means I often scramble to find the garlic powder or smoked paprika when I’m cooking dinner (this usually results in overcooked, under-seasoned food). It’s time for an upgrade.
The great news is, even if you don’t have tons of excess space in your kitchen, you can store your spices and herbs in a tidy, accessible way. Here are 10 of the most creative (and convenient) methods to store all your spices, no matter how much cabinet space you have available.
1. In a drawer
Storing your spices in a drawer can save cabinet space and make your go-to seasonings super easy to grab in a pinch (pun intended). If you opt for drawer storage, you may also want to grab a drawer insert to keep them in place and organized (we like this affordable option from YouCopia). If you don’t have room to lay the jars down, consider dropping them into a drawer so that they’re standing up. Just be sure to label the tops of the jars so you can see what’s what.
2. In deli containers
3. With tension rods
Easily increase your cabinet space by installing a tension rod, so that you can stack smaller spice containers on top of bigger ones. You can also use this trick if you have tall drawers.
4. Under cabinets
Another clever way to turn wasted space into storage space: Use the bottom of your upper cabinets! Simply adhere magnets to glass jar lids and hang a magnetic knife strip beneath the cabinet. You can easily see and grab what you need, and you won’t be using up valuable real estate inside the cabinet.
5. On picture ledges
6. On the side of your fridge
Decant your spices into magnetic tins and stash them on the side of your fridge. You’ll always be able to see what you have (as long as you label them), they’ll all be easy to grab, and you’ll free up cabinet space.
7. On a pegboard
If you have available wall space, consider using a pegboard as a spice rack. You can make it look nice, too, so that it’s form and function.
8. On a lazy Susan
9. On the backs of cabinet doors
10. On a rolling utility cart
How do you store your spices?