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 Post subject: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:03 pm 

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I need a way to store all my spices. I have scoured the internet and amazon and I am just not that happy with the offerings. I started off storing them in a small cabinet in wood trays, but that became unorganized quickly and I still couldn't find what I needed. Now the more used spices just sit out on the countertop, while some still live in the cabinet. I like the idea of having them out where I need them, but they need to be more organized. I have kicked around many ideas from magnetic jars, to ones that mount on the backsplash, to dollar store baskets... This is the one I like most, but can't seem to buy it, even at only $30, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PP2LCU/ref ... 0116RP52KV

I am not a fan of the carousel type ones either..

Hopefully, yall will have some suggestions for better choices or ideas. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Location: Boston, MA
Do you have room to mount some narrow shelves on your kitchen walls? That's what I have. Basically it's a built-in in a corner of my kitchen next to the window on wall space that would otherwise be unused. I have 4 narrow shelves about 4 inches deep, 30 inches wide and about 7-8 inches between each shelf. Each shelf has a raised front lip about 1 inch high. I have it stuffed with spices and small containers and bottles for baking, cooking, etc. The shelves are deep enough that I can double up the spice bottles & containers if needed. Very convenient and easy to keep organized. My kitchen is fairly small so it's only a few steps from the counter & stove.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
I use magnetic jars on the inside of my cupboard door


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:29 pm 

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I have use have a wire shelf unit mounted inside my pantry door. It is ~4'x2' and has 5 shelves ~2" deep. It is big enough for large plastic spice bottles or two deep of the smaller glass variety.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:06 pm 

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Thanks for the suggestions. I should have been more specific and the pic should help. I don't have a lot of room either. There is only a small wall, and the pantry is not within the kitchen. There is a metal door to the left, which is why I was thinking about magnets. The upper cabinet all the way to the right is where the rest of the spices live. There is some wall space to attach some kind of shelving, but not sure if I want to make it permanent. I am trying to finish the kitchen, hence my question.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:39 pm 

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Location: San Diego
Just redid my kitchen, struggled with same thing. Ended with in drawer racks from ikea of all places. Works well. Here are some images.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ike ... tedIndex=3

this is from my kitchen. Thought about buying a bunch of jars and making it more consistent, but in the end I didn't care enough. It all works.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:39 pm 
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You could make a pull down type of drawer that goes under a cabinet...

like it would pull down and out a little... let me try to find a picture


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 pm 
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http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/ ... /10014.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:12 pm 

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I like those ideas. I already use an in drawer knife block for my good knives. Might have to see if there is space to put some spice racks too. I really want to make them all uniform, but then I just open myself to two of each item. One to fill and one to refill from. Using the original containers might be the way to go.

The under cabinet is a good idea too.

I was just trying to see if there was anything else I might have missed.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a way to manage spices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:51 pm 

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i wish i would have put a couple of these in when I did my kitchen layout

http://www.build.com/rev-a-shelf-432-wf-3c/s207525

but these are what i am getting

http://www.build.com/rev-a-shelf-st50-21-52/s717114


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