My inner OCD nerd is feeling quite indulged right now. I have reorganised my pantry and even alphabetised my herbs and spices! Rest assured that nothing else is in alphabetical order but it is a whole lot tidier. I found all sorts of things hidden away that I hadn’t seen for years.
What a delight it was to sort out my herbs and spices from their former state of total chaos. I finally (it only took 30 years) got some containers that were big enough to fit the last bit of spice plus a new packet. Previously I had ended up with half empty packets everywhere and then ended up getting another new packet as well because I couldn’t find the last one.
My previous spice jars were fine when I had just been doing fairly basic cooking and baking. But once I started preserving my fruits and vegetables and trying out recipes from my travels, my spice collection expanded rapidly. I ended up with a total hodge-podge of different packets and containers of different sizes and shapes. I had tried to get some semblance of order by grouping them together in plastic containers but that was a bit of a disaster as well.
Now I have a full set of matching containers that fit pretty much all of my herbs and spices, all neatly labelled. Then I wondered if I’d end up not being able to find some or forget that I had them, so alphabetising them seemed like a sensible (if somewhat OCD) thing to do. I have them stored at eye level and can’t see the labels on the top so putting labels on the front of the trays: ALL – CEL, CEL – COR … also seemed like a sensible thing to do so that I can find things quickly without having to get them all out of the pantry every time.
Lol! I decided that I needed to take photographic evidence of this to add to my CV just in case I’m ever seeking a job at a library or cataloging things. And then I thought I’d share my delight with all of you :-).
And, just because I can, I’ll show you some shots of my lovely organised pantry.
I got all my new containers from Storage Box: the spice containers are by Decor and the baking containers from Sistema.