I wanted to quickly circle back today to the spice drawer I showed as part of my post on kitchen and drawer organization here.
I got some questions about the sources I used for this small project so I wanted to share them. I had previously done a Pinterest-worthy spice drawer organization project in our last. home so there really wasn’t any urgency to do it again, but then I started really looking at the space in our kitchen and how to best use it.
This system worked fine in our last house where I had an abundance of small, narrow drawers. However, as you can see below things definitely fell apart a bit over the last two years in our current home.
One day I’d had enough and ordered some new larger bottles and some new pretty labels in order to get a better system in this drawer. I also cleaned out and inventoried my spices, discarded the older ones and replaced them, and pared down my collection to only the ones we really use.
You can order the set of glass jars I used below, they come in different quantities, I used 24 bottles. The jars come with nice round black and white labels too, so you could just use those.
I already had the custom labels in mind, so I found these from an ETSY seller . These are nice and thick and adhered to the glass nicely. I quickly transferred everything over to the new bottles (using the included funnel) and put them neatly back in the drawer after installing my new drawer liner (gifted). I now had room in the drawer to add in all my measuring cups and spoons and a few other cooking utensils so it has been much more convenient.
I used two smaller round jars to hold the seasoning mixes we use frequently like taco (basically my fajita seasoning seen here) and an Italian blend I use in sauces. Also, yes the spice labels are numbered alphabetically and while that might seem really over the top in a ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’ way, I have to admit it makes is super easy to grab the bottle I need when cooking.
I have found the best source for spices to be from Thrive Market. They offer organic seasonings for the best price (most are $3 to $4 a bag, lower than the grocery store) and you can easily decant them into these containers. You can use my referral link for Thrive and get $40 off your first order. I order from them regularly!
If you missed it you can see my post about how I organized all my kitchen drawers HERE. Our entire Home Tour is here if you want to see more of this space.
Great idea and thanks! Just love this blog! BTW — do the spices not move about in the drawer from opening? Seems like they would since they aren’t placed in a plastic organizer type thing. Just wondering. Thanks!
Hi–sorry for the delay–they don’t move because they are on the Duck Brand Liner I used, there are more details in the previous organization post. They stay put perfectly!