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Using jars to keep the kitchen tidy

I mentioned before that I love jars. I have lots of them and I use them quite often. Also, I use jars to keep the kitchen tidy and have the most important ingredients on display.

01 Jars

My spice shelves aren’t enough for all the spices I use, but my husband said we can settle at the current 30 jars. He said that when I suggested to get another shelf with another 15 jars of spices. I like having everything in order, I have lots of folders on my laptop and all the files are kept in their categories and the pictures are structured.

02 Jars

Sadly, I’m not that tidy with all the real things and I sometimes misplace things (for example I can’t find one size of envelopes and I keep forget buying others). Getting back to my jars, maybe you’ve noticed that the spices are grouped on types. On top shelf I have different types of pepper, sea salt and roots. On the bottom shelf I have herbs, fruits and seeds.

Having the jars near the cooker made my life easier. I don’t have to go through the cupboards to search for the spices. Another good thing is that it helped me with my cooking. I have almost all the spices in front of me and I think of combinations faster.

The other jars that I have on display are big. I managed to use a space between the cupboard and the wall and I freed up my storage space. On the other side, I don’t have to look in the cupboards every time I go to buy groceries because it takes me a few seconds to decide if I need more flour, semolina or sugar.

03 Jars
I use three types of sugar, even though I don’t cook with a lot of sugar. It’s still helpful to have them there.

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05 Jars
As with the spices, they are grouped by types, the flour is white and wholemeal and it can be plain, self raising or strong. If you are wondering, I really use all of them in different bakes because they have different properties.

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Beside storing, I also have a lot of jars for jams and preserves, homemade almond butter and so on. Do you use jars for storage?

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19 Comment

  1. Oh wow, these spice jars are brilliant! We have ours on a big round tray on top of the microwave!

  2. I like neat and tidy, so love these. I like the labels on the jars too – did you create these yourself?

    1. Thank you Angela. The labels were made to order (someone from where I buy other things), but there are sellers on etsy that do custom labels.

  3. I have lots of spice jars and still don’t use them! I’m currently having a think on the organisation of our spice collection so this is great. Thanks for linking up to #MakingHome

  4. I love these! They make the kitchen look so neat and tidy… I might have to invest, my cupboards are a mess *cringe*


    p.s – Thanks for sharing this post on the Lifestyle Linkup!

  5. I love this. So nice and organised. How did you do the labelling with keeping them so neat looking?

    Sally @ Life Loving

  6. Wow, that’s some storage and a lot of spices! I don’t use anything like that in my cooking, I’m not a spice person, but the baking ingredients look good stored like that! Amy

  7. This is all so BRILLIANT! I love jars but just don’t have the space! I love how you have everything so organised, even down to the matching font on all the jars! I’m slowly getting what I can into jars/cannisters but we have such a tiny kitchen and zero space to put them!

    Sarah 🙂

    1. Thank you Sarah xx I have a small kitchen too, but I found some space to use and free my cupboards. It’s a juggling act to fit everything in small spaces, isn’t it?

  8. I need you to come to my house and help me do this!!! OMG looking at this makes me happy, not so much for my wallet though! I WILL be going to buy jars, thank to you and sorting my pantry out. I used to be obsessed with doing this with tupperware but the pricing got crazy and I had to stop. Just can’t understand why I didn’t think of jars! Haha best post I’ve read in a long time!

  9. Wow that’s a wonderfully organised kitchen, I really need to take a leaf out of your book!

    I’ve just discovered your blog this morning via JasminCharlotte and I LOVE it! I write a v similar blog to you, except mine is based up in Newcastle 🙂 Love Liverpool, although I haven’t been for years so looking forward to reading back through your posts.

    I’ve given you a follow on BlogLovin so I can keep up to date!

    Chloe x

  10. I also love jars but have nowhere near as many as these and it looks so good! Found you via #30plusblogs so have dropped in to say hello x

    1. Thank you Rachel x I want to look through the list these days, it’s great isn’t it?

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