Did you know you should be storing your spices away from light, heat, humidity, and air? Well you should be. Which means the spice rack above the stove in my parent's house may seem convenient, but it's really pretty useless. They keep matching glass spice jars in there for decoration. It also means those pretty counter top spice racks that you might put next to your window? Not the best place either.
I personally have a spice storage solution that I love. One day when my mom was going through her kitchen stuff she found an old spice rack box that hangs on the wall. So I promptly took it to my house and put it up. Not only does it save me some cabinet space, it tells what different spices are traditionally used for. Fun right? I think so.
Here's what it looks like closed:
Obviously this wouldn't be everyone's style, but it works well for me.
Where do you store your spices? Does it work well for you?