I was ready to throw it all out and start over when I found this $4 spice carousel at Thrift Smart. Only 4 of its bottles had ever been opened. The spices inside smell fresher than my own, so I'm keeping them. The rack holds savory herbs and fits in the cabinet next to my stove. My leftover baking spices can fit in the pantry's baking caddy.
If you're local, please don't tell me that you donated this because your grandma gave it to you ten years ago. That would really spoil the thrill!
Wow! I never expected to write so much about spices:
Cheap Spices: Cinnamon Taste Test
Cheap Spices: Paprika Taste Test
Buying Bulk Spices At Mennonite Markets
Grind Your Own Spice Blend
Oranges Studded With Cloves
2 for $1 Spices
Spices from the World Market
Making Stovetop Simmering Potpourri
How do you organize your spices? Do you decant cheap bottles into a set of containers or store them as they come?