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ABFoL Organizational Challenge, Day 12

Day 12 of the organizing challenge brought us to the spice cabinet, which I’d been thinking I’d organize this week anyway (on my modified Flylady calendar it’s the kitchen/dining room/laundry area week, so I’ve been very happy with the overlap on this last few challenges).  I took all the spices out, made circle labels for the tops, organized them into bins (recycled from fruit cartons to save money) according to how I use them, and put them back away.  Most things stayed on their original shelves, but I made sure that second shelf had labeled columns that made sense, rather than everything thrown in there willy-nilly.  (And yes, to those observant folks, I do keep super glue & sharpies in there.  That little bit of counter there is useless for most things besides drying wet glued items and labeling things.)  That third shelf just got tidied, as that top shelf  is too small to store anything anyway other than flat.  The circle labels were made using the big sheets of sticker paper Wal-mart used to give out when you got portraits there (the software to make the stickers did not make cute things, so I never got around to using it) and my handy-dandy circle punches (which saved me money since I didn’t have to go out and buy little circle stickers!).

Before, During, and After my spice cabinet redo


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.

9 thoughts on “ABFoL Organizational Challenge, Day 12

    1. Thanks Toni! My husband tried it out today and said it made it very easy to bake with both the pantry & spices organized! Thanks for putting up the challenges, we’ve really enjoyed the fruits of our labors. 🙂


    1. Thanks Paige! I popped over to your blog and must say that I love that you have toys for visiting kids. That makes my mommy-heart so happy!


  1. Great ideas! I’m a Fly Baby! I plan to take after pics of all 21 challenges and kind of update/check in on the state of affairs. I have alread tweaked a few areas and I want to document how I’m living with it and what’s working, what’s not, etc. I’m thinking maybe Groundhog day may be appropriate for this….won’t you join me on Feb 2nd!?!?


    1. Well, some of my sharpies are still out, so I do have a bit of a worry when I hear they have markers, but as they’re hidden amongst the other “Not For Kids” supplies on my desk, I’m fairly certain they’re not using them most of the time.


  2. Great job! I love that you repurposed the Walmart photo stickers as cute little labels. Your cabinet looks great and very tidy. Keep up the good work!!


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