did this ever happen to you?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 |
(if you are my friend, it has...)
it is 5pm.
you have just dropped off one kid at soccer practice and got another from scouts.
the garage door wont open because the clicker is out of batteries.
you have at least one child in the car that needs to pee.
and your cell phone is ringing.
and it is me.
and i need some spice to finish dinner. and i really dont want to run to walmart.
but you dont know if you have said spice because your spice cabinet is over flowing with so many bottles. and now you have to pee.
well, i am here to solve your problem! so you can solve mine when i call next time!
i do this about every 28 6 months. i take all my spices down, put them into piles according to height and start to write them all down. then i put them away and print a list off in word.
i know-so low tech.
it is kinda nice because i see what i have double of (which this time was ONLY ground cloves, crushed red pepper, parsley flakes and ground cumin!), what im low on (garlic. but i eat ALOT of garlic. i would bathe in garlic if i could. and if  you want to get on my good side-get me a garlic bread from harmons!)
as you see from the photo, i can now see what i have.
and as you can also see from the photo, you dont see my other shelves that are a mess!
anywas-this is my low tech solution to knowing what you have.
and just a hint, if you see my number on your caller id at 5pm-dont answer it. im just being lazy and not wanting to go to the store.


Sharon said...

Why are spice cabinets always messy and the last thing to get organized in most kitchens? Well in mine anyway. Last week at the trift store, Ifound a set of plastic "stairs" for a quarter, the lady beside me said that it was for putting in the cabinet to organize things like spices. I said "great idea, I'll take it! I need to organize my spices!" It's ummmm, still in the back of my van....but you have inspired me to give it a try!

Renee' said...

I finally went through got rid of some Old spices, and replaced them with new, Found a holder at walmart. hung next to stove and have all mine there, well the tall ones, short ones I have above my sick :)

scrappin'soccermama said...

I actually organize my spices alphabetically. (a little anal of me, I know)

The Selleneits said...

that is a good idea great job

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

ha! Great idea! I have NOOO cabinet space right now so all of my spices are in a large rubbermaid bin! ha! imagine how difficult it is for me to find things...I have found several random duplicate spices that I never even use in there...it is a disaster. I am temped to throw everything away and just buy as I need things! But...I am too cheap to do that...one day perhaps I will have more space and I can use your fab ideas!

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