Fix It Friday
Ahhh, spices. They make your food taste like a slice of heaven, but your pantry look like a jumbled mess. This Fix it up Friday, it's time to take matters into your own hands!
If you’re ready to trade your crowded cupboard for an orderly spice collection you can’t wait to show off, I’ve got you covered. Just gimme a couple of hours, a trip to your local hobby store, and some to-die-for, smell-good spices. Let’s get started.
• Every cabinet reorg starts with a massive cleanout. Empty your current spice cabinet and toss any expired or barely used spices. A good rule of thumb? If you haven’t reached for it in over a year, it’s time to throw it out.
• Separate your spices into categories. Do it by cuisine, favorites, heat level—whatever makes sense to you. Now, jot down or take a pic of how many spices you have. You’ll need it at the store.
• Jump online or scoot over to your local hobby store and snatch up some adorable new bottles. Standard-sized bottles hold two ounces; the mini-ones ¾ ounce. Choose a style you like but keep in mind your cabinet space and the number you need.
• Before checking out, find some labels. Handwritten or printed labels put the finishing touch on your new collection.
Anytime you can show some love to an oft-overlooked niche of your home, go for it! After all, it’s the countless little things you that make your home feel just right.