QP #2: Spices A – Z

April 30, 2016 § Leave a comment

ABC easy as one, two, three…


Arrange herb & spice bottles in alphabetical order. Doing so will not only help you find what you need quicker, you’ll also see duplicates that’ll remind you to skip buying the same thing next time.

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3 Tier Spice Rack available at True Value

I like this spice holder because it’s expandable (good for maximising available space) and helps you view and access spices easier whether placed on a counter or on a shelf versus all bottles resting on a flat surface. You can also use this organizer to hold perfumes or nail polish etc.

If your spices are kept in a drawer, in a low pull out cabinet or just placed on a countertop, you can label the top of the cap and then arrange them alphabetically. You can use a label maker or grab a Sharpie and handwrite the herb / spice name on top of the bottle.

Quickie Project Recap: Alphabetize those herb and spice bottles!

QP #1: Sagging Shelves

February 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

Does this look familiar?

Droopy ShelfWhen we put too many items on a shelf that doesn’t have enough support, it will start to sag.

If you have shelves that aren’t nailed to the side panels of a cabinet or wall (meaning you can actually lift them), you can turn that sagging shelf over to make it gradually bend the other way and back to its original form.

As you turn the board or shelf over, make sure the painted edge or the one with the edge banding (or “edging”) is the side that’s facing you. You don’t want the raw cut of the board to be the part that’s exposed.

If after a while it starts to droop again, repeat the process. For a more permanent solution, drilling additional support (like brackets) on strategic spots will do the trick.

Quickie Project Recap: Turn sagging shelves over!



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