Saturday, October 6, 2012

spice organization

 This past week was a holiday week in China.  Jon did not have classes all week, and we did not have to go to our other job at the Elementary school.  We decided not to travel anywhere, because almost all of China also had the week off too and many of them are traveling.  We spent some quiet time together as a family and got some projects done around the house.

One thing I wanted to do was to organize my spice cabinet.


This is a mixture of things I have bought in China and things I brought or had sent to me from home.

I wanted to use some spice risers but have not seen anything like that in China.  Jon told me that he could make me something.  This is what he came up with:

These are two boxes that held some tea that we were given as a gift.  They are super sturdy boxes.  Jon connected them together with some scrap wood and screws. 

We also added another rise out of some scrap Styrofoam.

I covered the foam and box with some contact paper.  I decided to just leave some of the box in its original state for contrast and so that we can open the boxes if we ever want to hide anything.  Like piles of cash or something.
This contraption went into my cupboard and all I had to do was organize the spices and other bottles.

 I added labels to each of the spice bottles so I can quickly see what each jar is.

 Ta da! It looks much better, and hopefully I won't have to pull everything out the next time I need some nutmeg.

Can you tell that we don't believe in running out of peanut butter? Yep there are 4 jars of peanut butter!