How Budget Savvy Diva Organizes Her Spices

April 26, 2012

Yes these are my spices above :)

I get daily emails concerning how I organize my kitchen and stockpile. Beyond that there is the constant question how do I get everything done ( Running Budget Savvy Diva ( as of right now I am a one woman team) posting about 30 times a day + cook and post a new recipe a day + spend time with the hubby + etc. )  ?!

Well I have a answer for you ;)

Answer: TONS of Organization

Many of you do not know that I was diagnose with acute ADD when I was at the end of middle school about 10 years ago ( my grades were extremely poor) . I took medication for the first 3 years of high school ( my senior year I implemented everything I had learned) – I was finally able to focus and start learning. I ended up graduating at the top of my class in high school and earned full scholarships to a number of colleges – I ended up graduating from University of Southern California. I found out that organization was essential to getting things done well. Each morning I start my to – do list and work my way through.

I used the same outlook with organizing my spices.

Bottom Right – There is the sweet category + everyday spices

Bottom Left – Italian Spices

Upper Left – Spicy seasonings – I put them there because I rarely use them.

Upper right – The spices and stocks I use the most thus easier for me to reach since I am right handed.

This is my everyday spice rack.

Everything is clearly marked ( except the one with no marking ;) this is my homemade taco seasoning) ).

If a seasoning is not here that I need I go to my drawer of spices.

Of course I need a spice section in my stockpile.

I have this section dedicated to overflow spices or duplicates.

In conclusion – You do not need to organize your spices and seasonings like me BUT they should be organized in a way that will help keep your sanity a little more. I personally need a rigid system because I would lose track of them without one + I would end up being bottles and bottles of spices I already have.

How Do YOU Organize Your Spices and Seasoning? Please leave your answer in the comment section

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