I’m really excited for this post. Mostly because it means that I’ve finally reorganized my spice drawer, and nothing keeps a smile on my face longer than having organized something. It just feels GOOD. It also makes life a lot easier for me to clean up from. And I clean up a lot… pretty much constantly thanks to three kids.
Plus, I like being able to give away things, so forget about Etsy for a week and enjoy a free printable or two that looks good, and will make your days just a little bit easier.
Clearly, like everyone else right now, I’m obsessed with anything “chalkboard-y”. It’s a nice change from the white ones I did before though… those looked dirty fast thanks to spice covered hands while cooking. I’m thinking the dark grey will fare much better!
First up, my grocery list. I have been using this for five years now, every week, and I absolutely love it. I sit down with the flyers Thursday night, plan my meals for the week on the left, mark my budget in the bottom, and put the ingredients on the right. There’s a spot to keep track of any coupons you have beside each item. The best part though, is the numbers under the budget line. Cross off as you add items to the cart to keep on track.
This has been a lifesaver since I started staying home with the kids. It makes it a lot easier to not end up with a cart full of things we don’t need. Unless I end up going on the weekend and Bo comes. Then it’s just a mountain of chips.
Click here or the image below to download the pdf.
Next up, those spice jar labels. I hate having a cupboard full of spices, because you can never see what’s behind that first row. And don’t get me started on those little shelves that provide stadium seating for them. I had one of those in the condo, and all that did was give me a waterfall of spice jars when I knocked one into the other. It was like dominos and I always lost.
When we moved into the house I was SO excited to have an entire drawer for spices, but I really quickly learned that the different brands have different sized bottles, some of which were *just* too tall for the drawer. Not to mention all the wonky lid shapes. The takeaway here – nothing matched, and for someone with an organization problem, it wasn’t working for me.
I went to the dollar store and bought tons of matching spice bottles. They were 3/$1.00. Seriously. Glass spice bottles with a white plastic lid – 3/$1.00. Even if they’ve gone up to 2/$1.00 in the last five years, you just can not go wrong. Buy yourself a plastic kitchen funnel while you’re there too. That will save you a lot of tears getting your current spices into the new jars.
They’re just SO cute!
Those adorable labels on the front are just peel and stick chalkboard labels that I ordered. You can write on them with chalk (but that will brush off really easy), or chalk markers (much better, they take water to wash off once dry). You can order them from Amazon here, 40 labels for only $11 right now! Not necessary because of the top labels… I just liked them.
And yes, of COURSE I keep them in said spice drawer in alphabetical order. Is there any other way?
I broke these out into two sets. The first set here is the most common spices used in North America. Click here, or on the image below to download the pdf for most common spices. See image for spices included in this set.
They are made to be printed on Avery labels #08293, 1.5″ diameter circular labels.
Here is the set with all the spices that I have in my drawer, aka Kat’s spices. Click here, or on the image below to download the pdf for Kat’s Spices. See images for spices included in this set.
These are printed on Avery labels #08293. They are 1.5″ diameter circular labels.
This Avery label is one of the few that doesn’t have a template loaded into word. I built these off of the template you download from the Avery website though. All you have to do is add the blank labels to your printer, download my spice labels, and hit print. One bit of advice – make sure the guides that hold your paper in the printer are tight, something I forgot, which is why two of my three pages were a little askew. I did make the dark grey “bleed” off of the edge though, so it’s not as noticeable.
Hope you guys enjoy them!
One more thing – let me know of any spices that you guys use frequently that aren’t included and I’ll add them!