5 spice rack ideas to keep your kitchen cupboards organized

These simple spice rack ideas will help you declutter your space and keep everything handy

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Spice rack ideas might sound a bit niche, but how often do you reach into the depths of your cupboards for cinnamon, only to come out with paprika?  It's time to get your spices organized to making cooking easy and to prevent any future cinnamon rolls from having a slight... spice to them.

Choose a rack that suits your needs - could be wall-mounted, in a drawer or a neat design that fits on your worktop. We cover all the options right here! For more kitchen storage ideas, make sure you check out our guide too. 

1. Choose a built in spice rack

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If you adore cooking and using spices, then it’s worth having a purpose built spice rack incorporated into the wall at the design stage of your kitchen. It will become a seamless part of your kitchen and you will easily be able to see what you have, when you need it. Look out for cute little Kilner jars to keep your spices in.

2. Pick a freestanding option if cupboard space is tight

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If your drawers are already full of useful kitchen paraphernalia and you love to have a large range of spices, then look for a freestanding rack that holds as many as possible, and some even come with a turning mechanism - what a fabulous idea! 

3.  Store spices on the back of a door

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Having a spice unit hung on the back of your door is a great solution if you don’t have room in your drawers and you don’t want to clutter up your worktop. Keep them super organised and place the ones you use the most in the middle of the rack for ease of use. 

4. Keep all your spices in easy reach

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This handy little number will keep your spice jars neat and tidy in your cupboard ready for when you need them, or if you have room on your worktop then keep them on there. There’s enough space for at least twelve of your favorites. 

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If you love scandi style look out for a design that’s made from birch wood, it will work well in a pared back style kitchen. Having a spice rack that can be fixed to the wall is a great space saving option, it frees up drawers and worktops. If you have a big collection of spices then simply invest in two or three and make a feature of them. 

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