It's also a place where we collect our cookbooks, store our pots and pans, dishware, glassware, and all the various spices and ingredients that into the dishes we cook and bake.
One of the challenges of downsizing your kitchen space to smaller apartment or condominium is where to put everything. Take the spice drawer, for example.
Recently friends of ours were moving from their family home of 30 years into an 850 sq. ft. confo which featured a beautiful new galley kitchen. When face with culling the spice drawer, the couldn't imagine how to live without any of their spices.
We told them that even when you are downsizing, with a little planning you can still add a little more spice to your life. Here's how:
- Look at your new kitchen cupboards and think about where the spices will go ahead of time. Don't wait till move in day.
- Older spices and herbs don't pack the same punch as fresh ones. Throw out the ones that have expired. The shelf life of spices varies from 1-4 years. Check out www.mccormick.com for more information.
- Set aside those spices that you use on a regular basis, like basil, thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, etc. These are your keepers.
- You probably have many different size containers. Buy a collection of similar sized spices jars so you can fit more spices on your rack.
- Keep more spices but just less of them - go to your local bulk food store and buy a tablespoon of the various spices you don't use very often and them in small airtight containers.
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