How to start organizing your cupboard
Do you have a cupboard that is full of spices and baking supplies that is in need of organizing?
I do, and it is a mess. Every time I open the door, there is a risk of something falling out at me!
So I am on a quest to organize this cupboard.
Here is my quick start on what looks to be a long journey!
I know I want to organize my spices in boxes. 1. so they don’t fall out of the cupboard and 2. so they have a permanent place to live. The shelves on the side don’t have a big enough lip, so the spice jars are always falling out. Good thing most of the them are plastic!
I decided to start with giving HONEY a place to live. Glass jar!
I found that an empty butter box fit on the shelf perfectly…so I set to work.
I started by folding a piece of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper so that all of the edges around the bottom of the box were nice and crisp.
I cut the paper so the two short edges would have tabs that I could glue down to the box, so that when all the paper was folded and glued, the box underneath wouldn’t be showing on the edges.
I realized the top edge was too tall, so I had to recut it shorter and make new tabs. Only took a minute.
Next I hot glued the tabs down onto the box and folded the edges down in the box. Making sure all edges were secure. It was kind of like wrapping a present.
I just cut a piece of felt to the size of the bottom of the box…I did not glue it down in case it gets dirty…I can just replace it with a new piece.
After wrapping the box with the paper, I punched out a scalloped oval shape in black scrapbook paper. I used a white colored pencil to write the word “Honey”. This gave it a chalkboard look to the tag without having to use chalkboard paint and chalk.
Here is the beginning of my clean and organized cupboard. Only one part done and a bunch more to go! I’ll keep you updated.
Do you have any tips for organizing a spice/baking cupboard without spending a lot of money?
Any DIY info greatly appreciated!
Leave me a comment, can’t wait to hear from you!