Spice drawer organization

Photo: David Tsay

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"I want my spices to be more accessible, but I don't want to clutter the counters," Baird says of the mismatched jars crowded onto a deep pantry shelf. Cora suggests adding a drawer insert to keep spices visible near the stove. "When you refill a jar, pop a label on the bottom with the date," she adds. "After six months, ground spices can lose much of their flavor."

Rev-a-Shelf insert, $65; Rev-a-Shelf.com. Spice jars, from $2 each; Penzeys.com