One for every season! Creative homeowners share their genius hacks for storing spices in the kitchen
- Australians have shared their tricks for storing spices with ease
- One of the most popular storage ideas was using a Lazy Susan
- Others were even more creative and decorated the space with blackboard paint
The spice cupboard is one of the most chaotic spaces in the kitchen, with many stocked full of used-by herbs and clumsily placed jars.
So, to make life a little easier, hundreds of savvy Australians have shared their genius hacks for storing spices using items bought from Kmart and Ikea.
Shared on social media, the ideas ranged from DIY storage solutions to budget racks – but the most popular idea was using a Lazy Susan.
One woman bought wooden racks from Kmart and put them on a wall she painted with blackboard paint
Another popular trick is drilling shelves into pantry doors and storing the spice jars that way
These smaller Lazy Susans operate in the same way as the larger variety often seen in Chinese restaurants do.
It keeps spices and herbs accessible and organised as people can just turn the device to access the jar they’re after.
Women said they opted for the 17-piece spice jar set from Kmart for $15 and have added labels to keep track of the spices.
Women said they opted for the 17-piece spice jar set from Kmart for $15 and have added labels to keep track of the spices
One woman made use of a storage shelf that had been gifted to her that she hadn’t found a use for
Others have taken their own initiative and built spice racks to place on walls of their kitchen.
One woman got so creative she put the wooden racks she bought from Ikea on top of a wall painted with blackboard paint so she could decorate the area.
To make their kitchen more cohesive many women have decanted their spices and put them in more visually appealing jars.
Some women showed pictures of their decanted spices which have been put in visually appealing jars
Another popular trick is drilling shelves into pantry doors and storing the spice jars that way.
Others bought a three tier shelf from Kmart for $5 so they can neatly store their spices and keep the labels in sight.
‘We have a drawer in a drawer with spices in it. It works great and keeps them out of sight,’ another woman said.
Many have recommended keeping them in alphabetical order so they’re easy to locate.