3 Different Ways to Organize Using a Simple Spice Rack

The following is a guest post about fun ways to organize using a simple spice rack from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.

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Hi friends! I’m so glad to be sharing this post with you guys here at Orgjunkie. If you’ve been following me on my blog, you know I love when things are multifunctional. I also appreciate when form and function are combined with beauty especially when it comes to organization. I’ve noticed that at least for me, when it looks beautiful, I tend to take better care of my things and edit when necessary. Plus, it just makes me happy!

Here are the 3 ways I used my pretty spice rack from World Market to organize some of my beauty and health essentials. Obviously, you can use it to hold spices but my point is to help you look at certain items to see how they can be used in different and often unconventional ways.

Note from Laura: spice racks can often be found at thrift stores so keep your eyes open. If it’s not a great color, a little spray paint will freshen it right up 🙂

3 Different Ways to Organize with a Simple Spice Rack

Tip 1: Beauty Supplies

In my bathroom, I like to keep all of my beauty and make up essentials as organized as possible. The spice rack keeps these items from taking up additional counter space. This would work great for small spaces since it takes up little countertop real estate. The great part is my spice rack can also be hung up on some nails which would then take up no counter space. All of the smaller bottles fit on the bottom while the larger ones were placed on top. The rack is sturdy enough to not tip over.

Tip 2: Essential Oils

Our family started using essential oils years ago and I keep them in our medicine cabinet. When figuring out ways to use the spice rack, I thought this was a great idea since all of the bottles are small enough to fit inside. This is a great way to keep an eye on what you have in stock and what you need to order since you can visibly see them arranged nice and neat in the rack.

Tip 3: Nail Products

Lastly, I utilized the spice rack to hold all of my nail polish essentials. The nail polish remover, lotion, oils and polish all fit inside nicely. Now, if I could find the time to actually paint my nails.

I hope you found these tips useful. Chances are you may even have a little spice rack or some type of rack like this one in your home. Give it new life and organize some of your beauty and health essentials in a functional way.

What are some of your favorite ways to organize your beauty and health products?

Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people.


Filed under: Containerizing, Guest Bloggers, Yuni


3 Responses to 3 Different Ways to Organize Using a Simple Spice Rack

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    Cathy TIbbles says

    I would love to see more makeup organizers. I find it has to be available (not under a stack) – it container should be clear or well lit to find the thing that you want… and there are so many things! flat laying things, brushes, white things BLACK powder things – it’s my constant struggle! lol

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      Laura Wittmann says

      I’ve got a great solution for you Cathy! I’ll be blogging about it soon 🙂

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    Judi James says

    I also repurposed a goodwill wooden spice rack by painting it to match the colours in my daughter’s bedroom. It now houses her perfume collection.


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