I’ve been super busy around the house with what I consider to be spring cleaning. I use the phrase “spring cleaning” lightly, since at the moment we are being dumped on with snow. Anyway, while the weather is still not the greatest, I’m purging, cleaning, and organizing EVERY room of my house. Almost every day, my Better Half comes home to several garbage bags of stuff to be donated, or pitched sitting by the door for him to deliver to their next home. Progress is such an AMAZING feeling.
We are in the process of creating a pantry in our kitchen and so I’m going through my cabinets, reorganizing, clearing out what I don’t use anymore, and looking for ways to make things work better. For quite some time now, I’ve been eyeing the magnetic spice containers they sell at my favorite store, World Market. Have you been there? It’s so fun! They are two dollars per container at World Market and I know I would need a bunch of containers for all my spices so I have put off buying them. The other night, I was at the Dollar Tree with My Better Half…it’s one of those big Dollar Trees that have a refrigerator and freezer section and has all sorts of inexpensive goodies… ANYWAY, I came across these magnetic containers in two packs for $1! Now at that price, I decided these would be a great addition to my kitchen reorganizing.
These come with pretty strong magnets on the back and stick very well to the refrigerator. Just a word of caution though, if you decide to use these, you may need to bend the lids a little bit to make a tighter fit. They are easy to bend with just your own strength.
So, this is just a simple project:
count up your spices
purchase enough magnetic containers for your spices
wash and dry each of the containers
pour spices in containers
bend lids to create secure fit
using chalk marker, write name of spice on each container
Now most of my spices fit in these containers but the ones that I have some still left in the bottle, I’m storing out of sight, downstairs in the pantry.
My spices are just a reach away. I can grab what I want and pop it right back on to the refrigerator. I love the accessibility and the neat look. Now I don’t have all the different shape and size bottles cluttering my cabinets, which definitely makes for a more organized look. The best thing is that it was really inexpensive too!!
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