We all know the consequences of a disorganized spice station: having to sift through every bottle you have when looking for cumin, garlic powder, turmeric, or dried thyme for the recipe you’re researching. When it arrives near home, it may be time to reconsider and simplify your spice setup, especially if you’ve built up a large collection.
However, before upgrading your spice storage system, make sure you have these ingredients in the best possible location. Jessica Litman, CEO and owner of The Organized Mama, recommends storing these dry goods in a cool, dark place to keep them fresh.
It is also important to ensure that the spices are easily identified and accessible. “You want to keep your condiments where you cook, preferably near the stove in a cupboard or drawer,” says Malaika Lubega, professional organizer, interior designer and owner of Huza Home Concepts. If space is lacking, the pantry is fine too, and spices can be added as long as they are properly sealed and contained; your wall is another option.
After finding the sweet spot for your spices, you need a storage system to keep everything tidy. To suit every location – including cabinets, walls, drawers and pantry – we share expert-recommended tools to help you easily organize spices in your kitchen.