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In the middle of cooking a complex meal, the last thing you want to worry about is where the heck that bottle of cayenne is that you know you bought over the weekend.
You’ll shuffle through your spice cabinet, picking up every jar of red powder in sight, only finding it once you’ve cluttered your countertops with jars and bottles. Your dish isn’t ruined, but your mood might be.
Smart cooking starts with a smart kitchen. Even professional chefs recommend keeping your everyday ingredients within reach, and making sure other items are organized and easy to find in a flash. This is especially helpful if you find yourself experimenting a little more in the kitchen or eating your way through your favorite restaurant’s cookbook more these days.
That’s why you need smart solutions for storing those herbs and spices. It’s possible to create Instagram-worthy shelves, even if your kitchen is the size of a closet, with the right organization hacks and storage solutions.
Below, 12 clever spice storage ideas for your small kitchen cabinets: