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Get Your Spices in Order with a Few Tips From Your Favorite Apartment Community

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Spice racks are a necessity to keep your kitchen organized. Not only do they hold your go-to spices, such as powdered garlic or chili powers, but they also house the more niche seasonings for the international cuisine you whip up every so often.  While it’s helpful to have so many different spices at your disposal, it can certainly clog up your workspace. Restore order to your seasonings with these useful tips below that will help you keep your spice rack organized.

Arrange spices alphabetically or group according to use.

Don’t be afraid to group spices together. The most commonly used spices, such as salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, can be kept close at the most accessible place of your rack. Baking spices, like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, can also be kept stored at the top or front of your rack. Spices that are more specific to cuisines should be less prioritized.

Using the same shape and size will spice jars.

New jars can serve as an excellent vessel for your spices. They can be purchased empty at any home goods or container store. You might even be able to find a set second-hand! Whatever you do, consider buying from the same retailer each time, so your jars match. This will also allow you to buy spice packages without plastic and eliminate unnecessary waste.

Label your spices.

When it comes to organizing your spice rack, labels should be a given. Simply place the label or sticker on the front of the jar, so it can be seen easily from your spice rack. Labels also provide leverage for you to organize your spices alphabetically. Not to mention, they’ll be easier to identify overall when you’re in full-on cooking mode. 

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