What part of the house is NOT a Mess?

Good morning!  How are things in your neck of the woods?  Our weather is pretty crazy right now with buckets of rain! We need it so badly, especially the snow in the mountains, so it is pretty wonderful!

Our house is still a complete disaster! Before we moved in, Steve had removed all the popcorn ceiling, but we hadn’t had time to do anything else. So now we had the ceiling textured. What a mess! Even though everything was covered with plastic, there is still dust everywhere! We have had everything primered now and the family room and dining room are done.  There is still the living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, the hallway, and the entry. Still a ways to go, but at least we are seeing progress. So since the house is still a mess, I had to find a project to be able to show you.

I knew I wanted to do something different with my spices, especially since I have so much more storage in this kitchen. This worked great when I didn’t have much storage space. I was able to see all my spices at once. I ordered these from Amazon. This is what I did before:

But I had seen this idea, and knew it would be perfect.


Here is the link to the original post I saw: How to Make a Spice Drawer Organizer

I am not going to add all the measurements, because every drawer is going to be a different size, but you can get the general idea from the pictures.We used 1/4 inch thick wood and cut 4 pieces the width of the drawer. We also made sure they were tall enough for the spice jars.


The risers were cut so that the spices could sit on them and the drawer would still open and shut.


The bottom of the jar is going to rest on the riser of the shelf in front of it.


Here is a side view so you can get a better idea of how it works. The jars in the back were a little bigger than the others., so the riser had to be shorter for that one.


I really love how this turned out! I have it right near the stove so I can reach for whatever spices I need. It also helps to keep track of what I already have or may need the next time I go to the store.


I hope your new year has been off to a good start! Thank you so much for following along on our new house adventure!


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10 thoughts on “What part of the house is NOT a Mess?

  1. Kreativk Net says:

    I remember your spice organizer inside the cabinet and this way is as great, because you can grab them easily! I wish I had a drawer only for spices…my kitchen is so small! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Pamela, have fun getting settled into your new home & enjoy!


  2. jehdld says:

    I like that idea. I admit at first glance, I didn’t because I thought they were all just flat in there and was thinking how it would be a mess if I tried it since I’m not great at putting things back exactly the same each time. However, those risers probably make a huge difference. I need to figure out something with our spices as they are simply on 2 turntables in a kitchen cabinet and it usually takes a long time to find what I need.


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