Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Organized {Spices}

Am I ridiculous for getting excited about organizing my spices?  Sad, I know:)  Before my little spice-organization project, my spice jars were a mismatched jumble.  I had been wanting to organize them and make them prettier for some time, and when I read how SmittenKitchen organized her spices here, I was inspired.   

Here’s what my confused spices looked like BEFORE.

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And here they are AFTER

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I used the 4.5 ounce sealable glass jars, which are perfect for fitting your whole tablespoon into.  I washed and dried the jars, then  went through my spices to make sure they were still good.  It was also interesting to see which spices I have that I’ve never even opened.  (Hello 5 Spice Powder, nice to meet you!  But me and cinnamon are tight- love you in my oatmeal in the morning!) After making labels with my printer (Font: Bradley Hand ITC), I attached them to each jar.  Like SmittenKitchen points out, there are tiny air bubbles in the labels, but it really doesn’t bother me.

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I put the jars on a lazy susan so that I could rotate them for easy locating of specific spices, and, of course arranged them in rainbow order:)  Makes me want to cook something!

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44 comments:

  1. You're just so cute Megan! That's a great idea and they look so pretty! BTW, you MUST get some spices from Penzey's. You and your Penzey's cinnamon will have a whole new relationship if you do. :)

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  2. They look great! What a great way to organize spices!

    http://lisafergus.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is exactly the kind of thing I would get excited about too! :)

    LOVE those little jars!

    Man I need to clean up my spices. They are a mess.

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  5. Your spices now look adorable! Who knew spices could look so cute? LOL

    I agree with Decorchick, Penzey's is an awesome place to buy spices from!

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  6. I have to say that this was a really good post. I enjoyed reading it, thanks for posting it on the blog.

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  7. Great job, I love the way it turned out. I really need to do that to my spice cabinet!!

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  8. Nice job, now your spices are neat and organized! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Gratitude, stop by again!
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  9. This is a great change... I love your littles bottles. It is clever to wrote on the bottle the name of the spice.
    But you know, it is better to put your spices in a dark place because, like the perfume, they will lost their flavor! and the color to!
    But (another but!!!) if you use them regularly, you won't have these problems.
    have a nice day!

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  10. Oh, what a good idea!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  11. Super cute display of spices! I hate the look of regular spice jars these are a wonderful change.

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  12. Very pretty!! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog...so do drop by!!

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  13. Ridiculous? Not on your life!!!! It's a fantastic idea and it'll save hundreds of minutes in your cooking times!!


    My Friday Blog - Monkey See, Monkey Do

    Hope your weekend treats you well!!

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  14. very organized and super cute jars! easy for one to grab while cooking!

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  15. What cute little glass jars; I love this idea

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  16. I have so been wanting to do this. I am tired of looking at all those different shaped cans and bottles. I am gonna get on this soon.

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  17. I really like the end result! Very cute!! Do you mind me asking where you found the little jars and if they were expensive? Thanks

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  18. Don't worry... you're not alone. I get excited about organizing too! Love the jars, where did you find them?

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  19. Great job!!!!! I love it. THanks for sharing . :-)

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  20. Those jars look fantastic! and what a great idea to put them on a lazy susan!

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  21. I'm totally the SAME! All my spices are alphabetized! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this spice organization.

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  22. i LOVE organization! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  23. Megan-
    my spices look like the before picture. I love what you did they make the spices look clean and straight. I think I may try to clean mine up as well

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  24. This looks really nice Meghan! I'm all about finding new organizing ideas and this is a great one.

    I just found your blog and I am enjoying it. I'll be back!

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

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  25. If it's bad that you're excited then it's really bad that I'm excited. I love this idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. I love organizing. I know thats nerdy :P . I wish I had the counter space for something like this!

    Great job!

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  27. This is awesome. I have the same little spice jars.

    Best, Laura @ along for the ride

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  28. I love these little jars and the labels. THey can join the party too. I would love to have you over.

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  29. Nice to have you join us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  30. I love how you organized your spices and I really like the little bottles and labels too :)

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  31. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  32. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  33. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  34. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  35. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  36. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  37. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  38. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  39. Megan, they look so lovely on your counter now! I love functional ideas that are pretty too!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  40. I love organized spices. I did something similar awhile back and it was one of my most popular posts. Guess there are lots of us out there who are crazy about spices organized! :)Thanks for joining us at "AP Tuesdays!" @ New Nostalgia! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  41. And now my spice drawer feels sadly inferior . . .

    I want my spices to look like yours !

    xo
    Kate

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  42. So funny I came across your post. I just re-did my spice cabinet this week. I didn't realy have the money to buy some new jars so I went ahead and used what I had. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. (not as nice as yours) but pretty nice looking:)

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  43. How did you know which spices were still good and which ones to throw out? I am getting ready to organize my spices and I can't seem to figure that out!

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