Mini Self Storage Ideas: Spice Rack


Are you having a hard time finding a home for all your spices? Storing and managing your spices can be hassle if you don’t take the time to get them organized. No one likes shuffling through bottles strewn across the kitchen counter only to find out that you don’t have what you are looking for mid-recipe. On top of that, bottles and containers lying around the kitchen can be unsightly objects and take away from the overall appearance of your kitchen space. The best way to tackle your problems is to implement a new storage system in your kitchen for your spices. Here are budget friendly and unique mini self storage ideas for your spices to help keep you organized as well as make your cooking experience a little less stressful.

  • Old Muffin Tin

This option is great because it is inexpensive to buy, easy to find, and effortless to use. If you have an old muffin tin lying around, use it to store your spices in plastic bags placed in each individual muffin indent. You can use tape to label the section on the front, or you can label each bag individually, and this will keep everything in one place tucked away. After you’ve stocked up your tin, slide it into a drawer, and every time you are trying to cook, pull it out, place it next to you, and you have everything you need to go.

  • Spice Drawer

If you don’t have a designated spice cabinet or you just want to free up space, tuck your spices away in a designated kitchen drawer close to the stove or preparation area. Depending on the height of the drawer you can either lay the bottles down or stand them side by side. If standing, make sure you label the top of each bottle so everything is easy to find when you go to get it. For even better results, alphabetize your bottles and make an effort to stick to it after every use.

Spice Tray
Spice Tray | Source
Mason Jars
Mason Jars | Source
Wall Spice Rack
Wall Spice Rack | Source
  • Spice Tray

If counter space is the only storage option available to you–no problem. Find an inexpensive and decorative tray or plate at your home décor store and organize your spices directly on that object. This will frame out your spaces and give off the appearance that they are meant to be there, as opposed to just sitting around on the counter. This also helps to keep your spices accessible as you can move the tray around as you are working.

  • Mason Jars

Mason jars are one of the best options for those who like to cook regularly. They hold a large amount of spices, look nice on any countertop or shelf either stacked or sitting side-by-side, and allow you to see when you may need to restock when supplies are getting low. The airtight seal on mason jars will help to keep your spices fresh longer unlike traditional bottles or plastic bags.

  • Wall Spice Rack

For those looking to free up counter space, go vertical with a wall spice rack. Whether wooden or metal, this will incorporate your spices into the look of your kitchen and keep everything easily accessible.

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Comments 16 comments

dragonflycolor 2 years ago

I so need to redo my spice cabinet. It's overflowing and I think some are out of date, lol. Thanks for the ideas!

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks dragonflycolor, Glad the hub has helped!

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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

These are nice options. I especially like the drawer idea for easy access.

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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great ideas and I am going to use the pull out drawer; don't know why I never thought of that but it is perfect for my overload of spices! Thanks for sharing. ^+

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Nikkah Lubanga 2 years ago from Cebu City Philippines

Creative jars! I should try the one with the honeycomb design!

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Interesting and very useful. Voting up and wishing you a great weekend.


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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks FlourishAnyway!

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Jackie! Hope all goes well re-organizing for a spice drawer :)

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Nikkah! The honeycomb jars are very creative and why not make them a show piece if they aren't going to be hidden in a cabinet or drawer.

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Eddy, you too!

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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oh, I believe this was written just for me, as my spice cabinet is way out of control! What great suggestions here. When they are in such a mess, it is much harder to make sure they do not get out of date for sure. Every time I get ready to use a particular spice in a recipe, I have to dig through so much lol. It is time to get my spices organized for sure. I like the mason jars and the pull out drawer.

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Faith! I'm so glad this hub was helpful and inspiring for you spice organization :) All the best!

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teaches12345 2 years ago

Wonderful ideas for storage. I am still looking for the "just right" spice rack for my kitchen.

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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I love hubs like this one! So many useful and clever ideas for storing spices. The muffin tin idea is one of my favorites. I just have to find a drawer now. :)

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and will pin to my board and share with twitter, etc.

Your photos are so helpful. Big thanks!

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Better Yourself 2 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks teaches1234, hope you find the best storage solution for your spices!

Thanks so much vocalcoach! I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and pictures, and thanks for taking the time to share!

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MopHolder 17 months ago

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