DIY Living Organization

Cabinet Organization – Part I

I have 458,638 cabinets in my kitchen…well not really but close. I am ashamed but not really to be truthful with you and tell you that all of them are a H.A.M. All of them.

My pantry makeover kicked off operation kitchen organization and I am proud to report that nearly 2 months later the space is still very much neat and tidy. Ask anyone who has not bothered to put the bread back in it’s labeled basket about me. They’ll tell you I’ve become quite anal about that space. It is now time to move onto the other cabinets.Next up was my spice cabinet. I have a pull out drawer on the island that was made for spices but it just seemed more natural for me not to have to bend down to get my spices but rather reach across from the stove for those spices that I use the most.

I purchase fresh spices from the Farmers Market, they come in plastic containers. I used a funnel and spice jars from IKEA to give all of them a tidy home. To elevate them I used a foam flower arrangement block from Dollar Tree(I’m sure it has a proper name but my description will do for today). I labeled them all with my Epson label printer, the labels are water resistant and able to be wiped down.

Dollar Tree Organization

Cabinet Organization

I corralled all of my vinegars and sauces into 2 DIY lazy Susans for easy access. I do plan to spray paint them gold.

DIY Lazy Susan


Here is my final result

Cabinet Organization





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    April 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Sigh, I need to organize y pantry so bad. Its ridiculous. And let’s not talk about my cabinets. Open at your own risk…..

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    Bridget from Cali
    April 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Brilliant! Floral foam to make an easy and economical risers in your cupboard. Darn. If I had only read this post a few weeks earlier. I donated some to our local second hand shop. Now, you’ve inspired me to tackle my own lazy Susan too. God bless you!

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    April 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    One of the kids opened the pantry while I was filming a vlog and I slowly died on the inside, LOL!! SO happy to see that your before pic looks like my life. I need to do better…

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    April 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Love the spice jars and the lazy Susan too.

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    April 20, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    These is AWESOME! Totally need to make this lazy susan!

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    April 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Great job. I need to organize my cabinet but I’ll save that for when we move because it will be much easier then.

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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    April 21, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Only two of my cabinets are organized right now-the one with cups and plates and my spice cabinet. The rest with the pots, pans and collection of various Tupperware need caution signs. They are on my To-Tackle to list of projects I need to wrap up before summer break starts.

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    April 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    How did you make the DIY Lady Susans?

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    June 14, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I love the idea of you elevating the spices. An organized kitchen makes me want to cook. LOL!

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