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DIY chefs kitchen spice cabinet organization

by Juliemara

Spice racks are great for cooks who use a dash here and a pinch there, but in our house, the racks that hold 24 and turn around just won’t cut it. No, we have an entire kitchen cabinet dedicated to spices and seasonings. Our resident chef, my husband, is from Israel, so Mediterranean flavors a are a staple. Cumin, paprika, turmeric, Zatar and shwarma seasoning can always be found in our spice cabinet. He’s also part Italian so we can not run out of basil, oregano, parsley and garlic powder is stocked in bulk. We love to make Thai food and Indian food and one of my favorites is Mexican. To have enough spices and seasonings on hand to make a dish from any of these cuisines at a moments notice means a packed spice cabinet.


We bought this great adjustable cabinet shelf, but all it did was hide more spices in the back of the cabinet. As a result we ended up with duplicates of many spices since we couldn’t find the first one when we needed it. I had to solve the problem so I did it in the easiest way possible. Spice steps!

1) Measure the width of your cabinet

2)Cut several pieces of 2″ x 4″ slightly shorter than your cabinet is wide.


3)Stack the wood in a step pattern


4)Organize a away



You can pick up a 2″x4″ at Lowes or Home Depot and if you ask they might even cut it for you there. If not you can buy a hand saw and get the job done pretty quick.

Plus it’s a great saw to have for future DIY projects!

If you have a taller shelf than I did you can stack the wood two or three high for each step so that the lables don’t get hidden. We don’t have that much space so I grouped the spices by style of jar, then we just have to remember what type of jar each spice is in.

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