I’m betting that your spice cabinet looks a little something like mine above. Various sizes of containers, all related to how much you use of a particular spice. Black pepper? The jumbo size from Sam’s club. White pepper? A 99cent tiny shaker from Walmart. No matter how you stack them some always get lost in the back of the cabinet.
I realized I needed a better solution the other day when searching for celery seed to add to my Corn Dog Sushi recipe. I was using it on the outside of the roll to simulate the sesame seeds you might see in traditional sushi rolls. I must have emptied 70% of the shelves before I located it. This is typical when it is a rarely-used spice; I don’t have that same issue when looking for garlic salt!
Coincidentally I was offered the opportunity of trying out an inexpensive spice “clip strip” from Bellemain. The idea is pretty straightforward, it is a strip of plastic gripper ‘hooks’ that grab the spice bottles and suspends them anywhere you stick the clip.
The package comes with three strips of 4 clips which can be cut into individual clips if necessary. For my application I elected to leave them in sets of four. Installation is a breeze. You simply remove the tape backing, make sure you are level (and in my case planning ahead so the spice bottles don’t hit the shelving when the door is closed) and press it to apply.
By putting the rarely-used varieties on the door (thus the smaller ones), this cleared up plenty of space to rearrange the rest of the cabinet. No longer do I have to stack the spices, they are all easily attainable.
I should note that I do have a concern about the longevity of the plastic. Being from the plastics industry I do know that over time they will yellow and get brittle. I didn’t notice any markings signifying which type of plastic was used, but since the prongs are under constant stress holding up the bottles, this may be an issue over the next few years. But for the price I guess I can’t complain!
Are you the type that saves old spice bottles to put nuts & bolts in? This rack would work well in the garage also. Just be sure to use the included screws to better attach it to the wall to handle the additional weight.