I was reading through Laura's 15 minute organizing ideas and I saw one that I
Organizing your spice cabinet. Wow. I have no idea what we even have in there!
What a mess. (besides organizing, I'm sure I have some purging to do. )
This is the cabinet on the right of my stovetop.
This is the cabinet on the left.
I put the containers in alphabetical order.
I then returned them to the shelves. Starting on the back row I placed the containers in order going backwards in the alphabet. So my spices are now arranged from B - Basil to T - Thyme.
I discovered several things during my 15 minutes of energy.
1. There are several spices I need to replenish. For instance: we are completely out of garlic powder.
2. There were a couple of spices that needed to be purged. Pumpkin Pie Spice? I can't even remember the last time I used that.
3. When I organized my pantry I discovered I had a lot of soup. Well it's dejavu all over again.
Three celery seasonings? I don't know any recipes I have that call for celery seed. And celery salt? I only know one. Paula Deen's Beef Vegetable Soup requires celery salt. It's been so warm here we haven't been in the mood for soup this January.
(today it was a freezing 58 at 3:00pm)
It may seem like a silly thing, but when you know exactly what you have at home you are much less likely to buy "just in case/I can't remember".
You'll probably also know that I Heart Kroger.
What will I organize tomorrow? I'll have to go back to Laura's blog for inspiration.