To keep cabinet chaos at a minimum, designate a drawer for your 12 most frequently used spices. By storing less commonly used spices in another area, the primary ingredients can sit pretty without disappearing into the darkness of a deep cupboard and labels will be easy to read.
To avoid duplication when shopping, Beth Zeigler, a Los Angeles-based organizer and blogger at bneato.com, recommends keeping a list of spices you already have on your phone. That way, you can do a quick check right from the grocery store aisle before buying more.
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