Thursday, September 6, 2012

In-Drawer Spice Organizer...FREE!

I've been putting together a lot of cheapo bookshelves from Walmart lately (I'll show you what I'm up to soon!)


When the shelves come out of the box, they have these protective cardboard corners on them.

When I saw them, I thought of a few uses for them, so I kept them.  This morning, a great idea snapped into my head - what about using them for an In-Drawer Spice Rack?

Reality Check - Here's my "Spice Rack" Before organization:


Embarrassing...and I can never find what I'm looking for.

So, I took one of the cardboard corners and cut it to fit the drawer tightly.  This is important because if it's too loose, the spices will move around in the drawer every time you open or close it.



I left the back of the drawer open for larger spices.  I have some big bags of Indian Spices that wouldn't fit in an ordinary spice organizer, so this customizable solution really worked for me!



If you don't have a cardboard corner like mine on hand, this method would work with any sturdy cardboard.  Take a strip of 3-inch cardboard and cut it to fit your drawer (tightly), then bend it in half down its length.  Set it in your drawer, point side up and stack your spices!  Easy!


The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:

Fake In-Drawer Spice Organizer (Free Cardboard)

Total Fake-It Cost:  $0.00

Compare to This In-Drawer Spice Organizer:  $40.00

Image of product #RAS-ST50-21A-52
Credit - The Hardware Hut
Total Fake-It Savings:  $40.00

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17 comments:

  1. Love it! Thanks for the great tip!

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  2. I wish my bookshelves had come with protective corners.

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  3. Brilliant solution. I love when you can reuse things you would otherwise toss/recycle.

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  4. This is a great idea. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  5. Awesome idea! I’d love it if you shared this at my linky party on Friday at OneCreativeMommy.com.

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  6. If only I had a spare drawer, this would be perfect for me. As it is, I put as many herbs as fit in one basket and spices in another and place them on a stacking shelf, one above the other. Not the best method, but till I can think of something else. Love your blog!

    Keep writing...

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  7. What a great idea to improve your quality of life with a minimum of effort and spend not a cent. You may be a genius, I'm just sayin'!

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  8. I work at a grocery store and most of the display ship with these protectors and come in a variety of sizes. Ask a store employee if they have any, they just go in the garbage because they are not easy to crush in a cardboard compactor!

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  9. I work at a grocery store and most of the display ship with these protectors and come in a variety of sizes. Ask a store employee if they have any, they just go in the garbage because they are not easy to crush in a cardboard compactor!

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  10. My junk drawer is being cleaned out to make room for this! I hate having to dig through my entire spice cupboard every time I need a handful of ingredients.

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  11. Brilliant!!! Will definitely do!!

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  12. Love this! Repurposed the packing material out of a food processor and it works as advertised!

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