Spice Girl: Part Two

Way back in 2012, I blogged about upgrading our crazy assortment of spice jars with classic glass spice jars from World Market. Read more about that kitchen organizing project here. When we moved back in our home in late June, I took a few days off from work thinking I'd have to time to 'set my kitchen up' how I wanted. Instead I was taking care of my sick toddler who caught a nasty stomach bug. Which meant my kitchen never really got organized and some cabinets just got cluttered and messy and just stayed that way. Fast forward to this year and I'm dealing with another crazy assortment of mismatched spice jars that is making my cabinets looking a hot cluttered mess. Plus I was having a hard time actually finding the spices I needed to use while making dinner, it all got to be too much. Take a look for yourself, I'm keeping this picture 100% embarrassingly real. 

This time around I decided to go with the wide mouth spice jars from World Market. I love their design and good fitting tops, plus the wide mouth opening made it easier to scoop spices outs. I bought these Avery # 22923 2 inch white round labels from Staples and printed the labels at home. I decided to keep it simple clean and modern for the label style and font.

In my opinion World Market has the best selection of spice jars, the best! Plus most of their jars are only .99 cents, hard to beat that deal. 

Here's how my spices currently looking in my upper cabinet, so much better! For now I have them placed in all inside row by row, but plan on adding a tried spice rack to place inside the cabinet, like this one from Amazon. Having the tired rack will make finding the right spices so much easier. I recently bought more spice jars, and not all our spices have a new home! Yay for small victories. 

While the spices are no under control, I still need to spend some time whipping the rest of my small kitchen into shape and think about how we use our kitchen throughout the day and determine the the best place for everything: snacks, dry goods, coffee storage, cookware. My list goes on and on. I plan on sharing the progress as I tackle making the inside nice and organized. 

Have you also upgraded the way your store spices?