Finding the spice bottle that I needed was once a frustrating experience for me in my kitchen. I would open the cabinet and start picking up bottles and jars, reading labels, and often it seemed I was picking up the same jars over and over again. For a while, I tried writing the names of the spice on top of the jars. This helped some, but did not solve the problem of too many spices stuffed together in the cabinet. I still couldn't find what I was looking for quickly. Recently I had the idea to use a large drawer for all my spices.
What a difference the drawer has made! I can now see every label clearly. I used the same type of little baskets to lay the jars in the drawer that I had used to stand them up in the cabinet, but the labels are so much more visible now.
The cabinet above that once was crowded with all the jars of spices now has enough breathing room for the salt, baking soda, flavorings, and other baking essentials. A little organization makes any cooking project go better. This spice drawer has made me happy. I'd love to know how other cooks organize their kitchens.
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