Between now and the end of the year I’ll be offering suggestions for ways to bring order to areas of your home where clutter may persist in returning.
Do you have spices in multiple locations - some on a spinning rack on your counter and others on a shelf in your cabinet? This can make it more difficult to find what you need and some spices may fall to the back of the cabinet where they won't get used or, worse, you'll buy more of what you already have because you can't see what you have.
Skip decorative spice racks that require you to decant spices into special containers - you waste time ... and what happens to the herbs and spices that don't fit into the rack's bottles? A spinning "lazy Susan" often doesn't work because you still need to shift the bottles around and they may get tipped off this type of organizer.
If what you own doesn't work for you, consider a spice organizer that fits in a drawer or that can get clipped over a door. Your goal is to avoid hiding small bottles behind other small bottles. Clear out expired herbs and spices (they lose their potency) and consider that you don't need to replace them. Before buying a spice you don't normally keep in your kitchen, look up what you can replace it with and save yourself from buying an perishable item that won't get used very often.
Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.