I'm always looking for better storage and organisation, that's just me (a little bit of a tidy freak). I remembered from a TV interview AGES ago, Donna Hay (celebrity chef) saying that she organises her spices in alphabetical order. Considering my spice box looked like a HUGE mess, I stored her little tip upstairs for "ron".
When I went to the op shop earlier this week, I found an old plastic file which had all the alphabetical tabs for a whole $2...bargain!
Unfortunately I got about 4 packets of spice filed in the former office box before I realised it wasn't going to be big enough to hold all of them. Instead I decided to use an old CD box I had along with the alphabetical tabs.
The sandwich bags are to put the opened packet of spices into so they don't spill everywhere.
I chose to tip some of the jars of spices into the sandwich bags too as it was less bulky that way.
Voila, a perfectly sorted spice box. Now I don't have to rummage through my old box looking for the spice I need.
I'd recommend you check the dates on your spices if you decide to do this too. I found that almost half of mine were well out of date. Guess what is on my shopping list this week, a whole lot of new spice packets!
It only took a few minutes to sort out my spices into perfect order which has given me that good old feng shui feeling. Four more weeks until this baby arrives, I wonder what else I can find to organise...