From garlic powder to chili powder, I really rely on my spice collection to jazz up my simple meals. But I absolutely hate how messy spice jars can look, not to mention how much valuable cabinet space they can take up!
So as one of my first projects of the year, I decided to tackle my spice cupboard head on. And now you get to reap the reward of my research and OCD tendencies. 😉
That said, if you’ve been wondering how to organize your spices, scroll down.
Below I’m sharing 9 different spice storage ideas and 26 FREE printable spice labels that you can use for your own spice organization project.
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How to Organize Your Spices (9 Storage Options)
Inside Your Kitchen Cabinets
Using a tiered spice rack is a great option for organizing cabinet shelves. These allow your spice bottles to sit on different levels so you can see all of the labels at once and easily find whatever you’re looking for.
Here are some good ones to check out…
If your cabinets are deep and/or you have vertical space to leverage, using a sliding spice rack is a great idea. While installation might take some time, it’ll save you so much space and time (no more digging!) in the long run.
Here are a few to look at…
Pro Tip: Store your most important spices in the front of your spice rack for easy access!
On a Cabinet Door
Another great way to store spices – especially in a small space – is to leverage your cupboard door. To do this you can use spice gripper clips or a hanging spice rack. They won’t just save you a lot of space, but so much money as they’re both incredibly cost effective options.
I thought these were nice…
Inside a Kitchen Drawer
If you have plenty of drawer space, make a spice drawer! Just put some drawer inserts into a pull-out drawer and lay your spices flat.
This is what I did, and it’s seriously so convenient. Especially because my spice drawer is right on my kitchen island where I do all of my food prep!
While you can totally create a spice drawer using spices that are in their original containers, I will say it’s a heck of a lot easier to do if you transfer your spices to matching small containers. Or at least containers that are the same size!
When your spices are various shapes and sizes, fitting them into a drawer can feel like a game of Tetris. But when your spice containers are the same size, they’re much easier to organize.
Here are some spice racks, acrylic drawer inserts, and matching spice jars to consider…
On Your Kitchen Counter
If you don’t have enough space to store your spices in a cabinet or drawer, you could always use your kitchen counter.
If you’re not sure how to organize your spices on a counter, consider getting an aesthetically pleasing spice organizer or lazy Susan. This will make your spice collection appear as part of your kitchen decor!
Here are some great options…
On Your Kitchen Walls
Another easy way to store your spices is to hang them on your kitchen walls. This is especially helpful if you have a lot of spices, but not a lot of storage space between your cabinets, drawers, and countertops.
Again, they sell really pretty spice racks and spice shelves that you can hang on any open space so your spice collection can double as home decor.
I thought these were nice…
On the Back of Your Pantry Door
If you have a pantry, and a ton of spices, a pantry door spice organizer can create a big impact. With this you can keep your everyday spices at eye level and your entire spice collection completely out of the way.
These look super functional and are well rated…
Free Printable Spice Labels (Download Here)
Once you figure out how to organize your spices, you can decide whether or not you want to leave your spices in their original containers or not.
Like I said, I think having matching spice jars makes organizing easier. Plus, it makes your spice collection more aesthetically pleasing, which is especially nice if it’s on display for all to see.
It’s totally up to you, but if you do choose to make the transfer you’re going to need some nice spice labels to adorn your jars. So I created 26 free printable spice labels for you!
All you have to do is fill out the form below to get them sent to you via email!
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PS: You will want to print these on matte or glossy waterproof sticker paper. The finish you choose is totally up to you, just make sure you get the right type of paper for the printer in which you’re using (Inkjet vs. Laser).
I hope this post – and the free spice label printable – help to revamp your own spice cabinet (or drawer/wall/etc.) and make it work for you!
Once your project is finished, I’d love to see it. So please share it on social and tag me! I’m on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and TikTok, so be sure to find and friend me! I share lots of lifestyle content, all with the goal of helping you to organize and optimize your life!
Speaking of organization, if you’re really focused on getting organized this year, be sure to check out my post How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe in 6 Easy Steps. In it I share practical tips for editing your closet and making your full wardrobe wearable. I really think you’ll find it helpful!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading. Come back soon!