Asked on Jan 9, 2015

How to organize?

Pamela LangoneLiliana WellsMary Bennett
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I keep all my spices in the lazy susan of my cabinets. How do I organizes this? its so odd shaped and I have so many different size containers
6 answers
  • Carole
    Carole
    on Jan 10, 2015

    I bought a spice rack that you screw onto the inside of your pantry door. For anything in sachets that might fall through the rack, I put these into a Tupperware container. I organise mine alphabetically and can see at a glance what I have when I open the pantry door. The rack was about $2 in Target!

  • Shell
    Shell
    on Jan 10, 2015

    I'm thinking that you want to keep your spices on the lazy susan, right? Like @Carole, my first suggestion is to get things in alphabetical order; generally those lazy susan trays are pretty wide - why not do an inner circle of the taller containers (alphabetical) and then arrange the smaller ones around the outer circle (alphabetical)? Hope that helps.

    • Pamela Langone
      Pamela Langone
      on Jan 26, 2015

      @Shell Well shell I did what you said the very big ones are on the second shelf. The top shelf does look better. And Im hoping the family keeps things in order. I wish I could see the names easier though.

  • Peggy
    Peggy
    on Jan 10, 2015

    I am a everyday cook and have a rotating spice tower and keep the refill bottles in a box in a cabinet . This way I save counter space and have everything handy. I refill the tower once a month. The box I keep in the cabinet I label the tops of the bottles and boxes . I also fill the box by size larger containers in the back smallest in front.

  • Mary Bennett
    Mary Bennett
    on Jan 10, 2015

    I too use a lazy susan only mine is a double stacked one, & had the same problem. We finally put it out on a shelf in the kitchen where it was more accessible. I keep my spices more in the order I use the most. All I use for sauce making are in the middle since I only make sauce once every 6 weeks or so. The rest I keep the labels facing the outside so I can see what is what, & grab as I need them. It's very hard to do when in a cupboard . Did that for years, & was a real pain. Much easier on a shelf in the open. After awhile I have about memorized where each is..Good luck!

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells
    on Jan 10, 2015

    I have mine in a ladder-type organizer in the first shelf of a cabinet next to the stove, where the most used are on the first rung and so on. You could device something like this in your lazy Susan. Something like this http://www.amazon.com/Neat-Things-Expand-A-Shelf-Plastic-White/dp/B0000YB8FM/ref=sr_1_42?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1420901054&sr=1-42&keywords=spice+bottle+organizer. I also like the idea of alphabetically arranging the bottles.

  • Pamela Langone
    Pamela Langone
    on Jan 15, 2015

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

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