Hey all!  Was your Valentine’s Day wonderful?  Was it awful?  Don’t answer that.  Let’s move on.  😉

As we all know…we are supposed to get bitten by the organization bug on January 1st of every year.  Does that happen to you?  It happens to me.  I even had this little list going this year. ( I usually use the cold winter months for these kinds of things.  In the summer…the garden takes up my organizing time.)    It’s kind of a pain until I’m done…but when I’m finished it’s oh so nice.  Thus, Spices, straighten up!

Does your spice cabinet/drawer/shelf/whatever drive you insane at times?  Ours was getting out of hand. It seemed like every time I needed a certain herb or spice I had to take everything out, find the spice, and then put it  back in. Sometimes…stuff would even fall out on me.  That made me feel a bit grumpyfied. I knew that I needed to clean it up…but then I had a brainstorm!

First...I have to rip everything out. (And throw out the stuff that is 76 years old.) ;)

First…I have to rip everything out. (And throw out the stuff that is 76 years old.) 😉

I thought that maybe if I went down and shopped the basement I could find a little rack or shelf to help my spices straighten up.  Imagine my delight when I came upon something that didn’t sell at one of my yard sales!  Glory be!  It was our baby food carousel!  It still had the one dollar sticker with my initials on it.  Could it be?  Could I keep this wonderful thing that held my children’s nourishment and use it for another purpose?

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It was a little dusty.  Not too bad though.  I was soooo excited.  You see, I am very a tad sentimental when it comes to my kid’s baby stuff.  Any excuse to use it….I’m there.  🙂  You know…the outcome wasn’t bad at all.  It doesn’t move exactly as free as I would like, but it does give a wonderful sense of organization to the cabinet. I moved my most used things to the front. I can see almost everything now and I love…lovity…love that!

Neatness just really does it for me.  I could have a slight problem.  ;)

Neatness just really does it for me. I could have a slight problem. 😉

Do you have any wonderful organization tips to share?  I would love to hear them. Don’t be shy…help a gal out!  😉

I'm pretty pleased with the results.

I’m pretty pleased with the results.

Have a wonderful weekend, Dirt Roaders.  Go forth and tell those spices to straighten up!

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