**Updated at the bottom with additional information!
Today I am linking to Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer, who hosts a weekly "Works-For-Me-Wednesday" feature where people share tips that have made their lives easier. Shannon's blog was one of the first I found when I was a new mama. I can remember being up in the middle of the night with my newborn, reading her old posts on parenting and life with tears rolling down my cheeks. I wrote an email to thank her, and she wrote me right back with the sweetest message. So I guess I will always have a special little place for her in my bloggy heart!
Today I am sharing with you about something that works for me in the kitchen. I used to have a cupboard all cluttered up with spices of varying sizes and shapes, and I could never find what I was looking for when I needed it. I got this idea to put all my spices in jars of the same size, all labeled and organized. Below, you can see the results:
Some of you will call me Type A (and you would be right!) but this has made a world of difference to my sanity. I shopped around online for a place that sold these little tins, printed the name of each spice onto clear address labels (in a cute font, of course!) and there you go! It saves me some time when I am cooking, but it is also secretly pleasing to this organizing junkie to see neat little rows of spices every time I open my cupboard!
Works for me! (And I am sincerely sorry to those of you who this does not work for! I know this is a pretty boring post if you are not a Type A chick like me!)
**To answer a few questions:
I found these tins a few years ago and the name of the company escapes me. But I did a quick Google search for "spice tins" or "spice containers" and came up with this website. I know there are others out there. You buy them in bulk. I think I had about 100 of them when I started! The name of the font I used for the labels is Cezanne. Lastly, yes I admit it, the spices are in alphabetical order! Yikes, I need help!