Liz Witts teaches you how to organize your spice cabinets and save precious space.
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Be honest, does your spice cabinet look like this? If it does, then it’s time to get organized. Spices and flavor add kick to our recipes, but they have surprisingly short shelf lives so proper storage will save space and keep seasoning savory. It’s fine to buy your spices in bulk but be careful because spices go bad after six months whereas home ones are good for a year. You’ll know a spice is passed it’s prime if it’s faded in color, smell or taste. Spices exposed to moisture will clump. So store spices in a cool, dry place. Writing the date on the bottle will also make it easier to know when it’s time to throw it out. I’ve got some great solutions that are going to change the way you store it and use your spices. Wait till you see this. We’ve got all our spices organized. Our spices that we bought in bulk are up higher because we’re not going to use those as frequently. Check out the cool spice stairs. These can be put into the cabinet, they’re expanded so they go the whole width of the cabinet, they allow you to vie spices in the back and at the front so you can see just what you have, and how about this. We’ve doubled the storage place on this side of the cabinet by adding a two-layered Lazy Susan, it spins like this so you can easily access what you’re looking for and read the labels much better than that basket. This is a spice carousel which actually helps you to measure the spices before you evern pour them out and you can just open them up, pour it and off you go. Alright, so you don’t want the spices in the counter, well why not put them up on the wall? You can mount this spice rack right up here on the wall for easy access when you’re cooking. Don’t let old spices ruin your favorite recipe, get them organized and keep them fresh. I’m Liz Witts, professional organizer.