Monday, January 6, 2014

Organizing the Spice Drawer

I love the feeling of a new year, full of new ambitions.  Why not try to make your life a better, healthier, happier one.  Even if you don't succeed on a specific goal, at least you are trying to improve something!

....all that to say, so many of us try to organize and simplify things in January.  I am starting out with my spice drawer.

Well, actually, my husband started this project.  He just couldn't take it one day and decided to label all of the spices in our drawer.  This is when I found out that I buy repeats of spices because I can't find them, or remember if I bought a replacement or not. 4 jars of curry later I decided to help.

I made these really simple labels for the top of our spice jars.  They are 1" in diameter.  I found this fits most of my spices perfectly!  You can download your own blank labels here!

I printed a sheet of the labels at home.  I don't have a laminator so I put the cut circles in between two pieces of packing tape and trimmed the rest.  I used double-stick tape to adhere the circles to the spices.  This way I can transfer the labels when I buy new bottles!

Doesn't that look so much better!  I can tell you my husband was more excited than I was for this DIY organization project.


  1. Ha! I also spent 3 hours re-labeling and organizing our spice drawers a few days ago. It looks much better now. :)

    1. It was so much easier to cook tonight without wasting time digging through the spice drawer!