Spice Rack Office Supply Organizer

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Over

spice rack office supply organizer

I’ve had this spice rack for several years now and haven’t been using it for the majority of that time. I found that I it was more of a pain than a convenience because it took up too much of our precious counter space and I only used a handful of the 20 spices. I’ve almost given it away a handful of times but couldn’t bring myself to do it. I knew that I could find some use for it!

Just a few weeks ago I got to thinking about all the little odds and ends in our office. I was trying to come up with a practical way to store them all so they would be accessible and displayed in an attractive way. I saw the spice rack in the closet and it hit me! I cleaned out all the jars, let them dry, filled them with our office and craft supplies, and voila! Finished!

This little organizational treasure has worked out beautifully. I love how it looks and how easy it is to find things that I was always losing before. Here are some things we keep in the spice rack:

  • safety pins
  • paper clips
  • keychain rings
  • staples
  • erasers
  • mechanical pencil lead
  • rubber bands
  • thumb tacks/push pins
  • buttons
  • brads
  • scrapbooking embellishments

One of my favorite things about this is the little flip top lids on the spice jars. When I need to get or put something away I just have to open the little flip lid and slide it in there. I don’t even have to take the jar out of the rack. I’m so proud of this idea! It’s functional and visually pleasing.

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1 Lauren March 4, 2008 at 10:48 am

Awesome idea! But now do you need a better spice rack? Try SpiceStack – a new spice rack that is designed to hold and organized 27 spice bottles from the grocery store in your kitchen cabinets (NOT on the counter). SpiceStack’s 3 drop-down drawers make it easy to find the spice you need everytime! Check it out at http://www.SpiceStack.com and Happy Organizing.

2 Laura March 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Hello, this is just so clever! This is definitely Storage Star material…email me!!

Laura (orgjunkie)

3 Kim R. August 28, 2008 at 5:32 am

Great idea. I love the idea of the flip top too. I am going to be checking these out on my next trip to Walmart.

4 Wendy Lust September 10, 2008 at 11:10 pm

I love this idea. I’m reorganizing my scrap space right now. So I need to get my hands on one of these spice racks!

5 Raven December 17, 2008 at 8:51 am

What a great idea! A great way to use a tool in a new way. And space-saving, too!

6 angie March 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I love this idea! I have seen (heard?) of it before and wish I had one that I could use for this purpose. But… right now I don’t have a dedicated craft area and I haven’t even made any cards since the summer because of this reason! Thanks for the tip! I’ll keep my eye out for one at flea markets/thrift stores so I can use it for my embellishments.

7 Baba August 3, 2009 at 10:40 am

Very cool idea! I just may use this in my craft/sewing room at The Stone House.

8 Vickie Bartlett August 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

I wouldn’t have thought of using a spice rack for this, it’s really a great idea if not for the office, for small craft supplies.

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