***Updated spice drawer since post at Honey We're Home. Linking up to Courtney's today for some organizational inspiration!
I have always kept our spices in a drawer. We used to keep them in a smaller drawer in our island just beneath our cooktop.
However, my husband and I have accumulated several more spices as we have started experimenting with different types of dishes (we both love to cook and try new recipes). So, the smaller drawer just wasn't working anymore.
We also recently purchased a new holder for our kitchen knives (post to come) so that we could keep them on the counter where they would be easily accessible to us while prepping our food. That freed up a larger drawer right near where we prep our dishes...PERFECT as this is where we would most likely be seasoning our food as well.
We purchased an expandable in-drawer tray from the Container Store. At first we stored the spices in their original bottles, but since they weren't all the same size and shape I felt like we were wasting some space. I went back to the Container Store after seeing a post my dear blogging friend Ashli of Mini Manor posted about kitchen organization. You can read Ashli's post here. Also, if you have never checked out Ashli's blog...it is a must! She is a genius at simple, green, practical home decor and organization!
Ashli used clear containers, all the same size, and labeled them using labels by Avery from the new Martha Stewart line available at Staples. If you haven't checked out Martha's new line of office products, do!!
The end result was a very organized, functional spice drawer.
Another thing I purchased was this fantastic spice funnel. The perfect size for transferring spices from a larger container to the smaller jars.
Have you organized anything new lately?