Originally Posted by Russellkhan
We use these
. I got them from Cost Plus, pretty sure they were less than $2 apiece. I got two of the cases shown, and one case of larger ones. They have little labels with the names of common spices/herbs on them. For less commonly used spices we just label them with a Sharpie. We keep them attached to the side of the fridge.
I guess this might not be practical for those who have >100 spices to manage, but for my collection and tiny kitchen it's very helpful.
I actually lined the insides of one of my cupboard units with magnetic strips to affix the jars to. The benefits are threefold.
1) It frees up cupboard space for me.
2) Since I order all my spices fresh, I need containers for them and I didn't want to have to go buy jars of spices off the grocery store aisle just to dump them out so I'd have a vessel
3) It makes it MUCH handier finding the spice I need instead of having to dig through a cupboard full of stuff trying to find the jar. And as I'm a gadget hound, I don't have the counter space to put a dedicated spice rack out.