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15 Creative Spice Rack Ideas That Are Made With Small Kitchens in Mind

Tame the chaos with these drawer, cabinet or countertop organizers.

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Everything has its place in your kitchen. You've designated a drawer for your small gadgets, carved out a spot in your pantry for color-coded bins and even figured out an effective way to store awkwardly-shaped pots and pans. All the while, you still haven't settled on how to organize your spices — until now, that is. Browse through these clever spice rack ideas — a mix of store-bought organizers and easy DIYs — until you find a solution that suits the square footage and setup of your kitchen, no matter how small.

And yes, it may seem like a tedious task to tackle the mess head-on, but taking the time to get everything in order now will save you time in the long-run. But remember, editing is an important first step in the organizing process, so sift through your collection before you start labeling and decanting. As a general rule, Nicole Papantoniou, Director of Good Housekeeping's Kitchen Appliances Lab, recommends that you go through your spices once a year to check expiration dates. If you can't read the label, take a whiff: "The stronger the smell, the fresher they are." Once you're certain that everything's worth keeping, label what's left and get organizing!

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Adjustable Spice Rack Organizer
YouCopia

The genius of this flip-down design is that it takes up very little shelf space, but holds up to 24 spices. Adjust the dividers on each drawer to fit the size and shape of your bottles, round or square.

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Pull-and-Rotate Spice Rack
Cabinet Caddy

Pull out these two-tiered shelves and rotate them 90º until you can see the spices in clear view. Divide them alphabetically or by use (baking vs. seasoning meat, for example) and label the sections accordingly to help you find what you need in a snap.

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Spinning Countertop Spice Rack
Belwares

Comb through your collection until you nail down your 12 most-used dried herbs and spices. Then decant them into the included air-tight glass jars, so you can display them on this elevated carousel.

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Slide-Out Spice Rack
Lynk Professional
Now 33% off

Sometimes, you have no choice but to store your spices on a higher shelf. In that case, install a few of these pull-out organizers to give you full access to everything — yep, even the jars in the way, way back.

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Spice Gripper
Sagler

Screw or tape clips directly to the back of a cabinet door to properly secure up to 36 spice containers. That way you can save your cabinet shelves to hold dry ingredients, oils, and more.

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Mounted Spice Rack
Urban Deco

Attach this chicken-wire rack to the back of your pantry door or a kitchen wall for easy vertical storage. The four shelves fit most standard bottles you'll find at the grocery store.

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Acrylic 20-Bottle Spice Rack
Container Store

Take a cue from The Home Edit's Insta-worthy pantry makeovers by transferring your spices into these aesthetically-pleasing clear jars with custom labels. Stick the acrylic organizer on an open shelf, so you can get a clear view of your handiwork.

IKEA
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Bekväm Spice Rack
IKEA

An IKEA classic, this versatile birch shelf will only run you $5, so feel free to get creative with wood stain or paint. It's up to you whether or not you want to stick with the store-bought spice jars or trade them out for a more uniform look.

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Revolving Countertop Spice Rack
Kamenstein
Now 39% off

If you're more inclined toward storage that spins, give this countertop design a twirl. Bonus: The 16 containers come pre-filled.

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SpiceLiner Spice Drawer Liner
YouCopia

Here's another "custom" drawer option at a wallet-friendly price. Trim the soft foam liners with basic kitchen scissors to fit perfectly — no permanent mounting or installation required.

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Magnetic Spice Jars
Gneiss

Whether you just stick them on your fridge or mount a metal plate, these clever containers display your most colorful spices front and center. The space-saving hexagonal shapes fit together like honeycomb, and strong magnets keep jars from sliding out of place.

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Adjustable Drawer Organizer
mDesign
Now 10% off

If your kitchen drawer has become a mess of rolling bottles, try this quick fix. The tiered plastic organizer expands to fit the exact width of your drawer, plus its angled levels make it easier to see the oregano when you're whipping up dinner.

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3-Tier Spice Organizer
Copco
Now 47% off

Vertical storage for the win yet again. This tiered organizer elevates jars on a deep shelf. The non-skid pads on each level ensure that bottles don't go tumbling when you reach for something in the very back.

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Pallet Furniture DIY
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Wooden Pallet

Isn't it amazing that a coat of black paint takes an average pallet from rustic to sleek in an instant? Even better: This wooden shelving unit features four shelves for spices — not to mention hangers for a cheese grater and other kitchen gadgets.

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One Lucky Pickle
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Baby Food Jars

You don't need to invest in expensive jars to organize your different spices. Just hold on to the containers your kid's baby food comes in — or ask a parent buddy to keep a few for you.

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