12 Clever Spice Storage Ideas For Small Spaces

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Smart cooking starts with a smart kitchen. Even professional chefs recommend keeping your everyday ingredients within reach. You just need the right tools to get your kitchen organized.

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:

Spicy Shelf spice rack
The Spicy Shelf spice rack is perhaps one of the most innovative and useful spice storage solutions out there. It creates two elevated rows of spice storage that sits along the perimeter of your spice cabinet, freeing up the middle area for larger pantry staples like oil, vinegar, sugar, flour, and canned goods, and more. Find it for $18 at Target.
iDesign Linus Expandable Cabinet & Spice Organizer
The Container Store
This clear expandable organizer fits anywhere and has three tiers so you can easily see all of your spices. Find it for $25 at The Container Store.
Cabinet door mount wood 3-shelf spice rack
This durable spice rack is made from maple hardwood, and designed to be mounted to your cabinet door to easily store and organize your favorite flavors. It easily installs with four screws. Find it for $40 at Target.
Yamazaki Home magnetic spice rack
This simple and minimalist spice rack is ideal for folks with very little space who want versatility. Though it can be used for spices, it can also be used to store need-within-reach items like toothpicks, oils, vinegar and so much more. Find it for $24 on Food 52.
Sorbus 4 Tier Black Wall Mounted Spice Rack Storage Organizer
This four-tier spice rack is made with wire, giving it a rustic aesthetic. Each row accommodates standard spice jars. Find it for $31 at Target.
Kamenstein 20-Jar Revolving Spice Rack
This stainless steel 20 jar revolving spice rack keeps your cabinets clear and comes with free refills for five years. Find it for $45 at Target.
BEKVÄM Spice Rack
Save counter space with this floating wooden spice rack. Find it for $5 at IKEA.
White Wire Macrame 2-tier Spice Rack
World Market
For design-mined cooks, this macrame spice rack is just the thing. It has two racks to store your everyday spices, and is stylish enough that it won't clash with your other meticulously chosen kitchen accessories. Find it for $13 at World Market.
Elfa Utility White Wire Kitchen Door & Wall Rack
The Container Store
For folks who need a little more storage, this rack can be hung over the door or mounted to the wall to provide all of the space you'll need to store spices, pantry items, dry goods and more. Find it for $89 at The Container Store.
3-Tier Bamboo Expanding Spice Shelf
The Container Store
This expandable spice organizer includes 3 elevated rows so you can quickly and easily spot the spices you need. Find it for $22 at The Container Store.
Magnetic Spice Tins
The Container Store
This set of 3 magnetic spice tins includes clear tops with sift/pour holes. Find them for $5 at The Container Store.
2-Tier Lazy Susan
The Container Store
This spice rack operates like a Lazy Susan — keeping your favorite spices easily accessible and organized. Use it for spices, or grab two and put one to work organizing your bathroom essentials, too. Get it for $20 at The Container Store.

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