Spice organization has been rolling around in my head lately, since they mostly have been rolling around in my cabinet. In my kitchen, there is an original built-in with several cabinet drawers covered in decades of white paint. No one took the time to remove the hardware, so it too is mummified with just a small white bump where the screws used to go. It is just not enough for all of the dishes and food, so someone installed a lovely circa 1980 “photo of wood siding” auxiliary counter/drawer/door bank. Lovely.
Inside the adorable 1920s part of the kitchen, the only way to go is to have little caddys and wire shelves and spice racks with the little rubber feet on them. That is so shabby chic/art deco/midcentury-like with just the right hint of Rubbermaid, but what is not accounted for is the gap in the side of the cupboard. Bombs away.
Oh, and forget a wall spice rack, which would be Concussion 101. My kitchen is devoid of wall space with the dormer ceiling. Then there are the drawers – not deep enough to label all the spices on top, but I can lean them. There is a chrome spice rack I saw recently, which I loved. But yikes a 5 lb shipping weight. That sounds more like a car part to me.
I’ll let you know what I decide. For now, its the survival of the fittest – the spices that are in heavy rotation such that they are stationed next to the stove win. Anything that is in the back of the dark cupboard and are starting to clump are voted off the island. Maybe after all of this, I won’t need a spice rack, but just a small little drink coaster to display “THE ONE.”