Get a head start on your spring cleaning with this kitchen space saver!
I will be the first to admit that my baking addiction has taken over our kitchen. What started as a hobby with weird turkey cupcakes for Thanksgiving a couple years ago has grown into a full fledged vocation. I have a tool box, for cake supplies. And okay, when Justin started to complain that he was opening cupboards and being smacked in the face with baking powder and almond flour, I thought: “okay, this is a problem”. For Valentine’s Day he bought me a cupboard where I could store all my baking stuff, and I was ecstatic. But the cupboard soon filled up too, and I was tired of hearing “Ashley why is there a thermometer in here, when will you use this?” and “Ashley why do we need multiple bags of marshmallows?” and “Ashley, why do we have five different kinds of flour?”. It was impossible.
And really, the culprit was my sprinkles. They come in completely inconsistent sizes, containers, and quantities. I had a section of gold powders from that time I tried to make gold stars, and another section of blue crystals from the time I threw a Frozen party. It was overwhelming. Here is the before:
I know I know. It’s a nightmare. So after a spontaneous Canadian Tire trip last weekend (we now own multiple fans, because our apartment is hotter than the depths of hell and I was
being a stone cold bitch to everyone not myself) I found a spice rack on sale for $13! The best part – the spices weren’t included!
This is big news because it is REALLY hard to find a spice rack these days with no spices included. It’s been a hunt. AND it was a bargain, so I knew it was fate. (Mind you I also thought it was fate that I got a cake pop maker and paper towel was on sale for $3, so maybe I was just in a really good mood)
Once home I immediately dragged out all the sprinkles and dutifully poured them into individual containers. Each container had a little lid with holes (for spices) which was perfect because most of my sprinkles, gathered from desperate Bulk Barn loots over time, were just in random bags and I always get them on the floor.
And that was it! I cleared out an entire shelf in the baking cabinet, AND cut down on the over-sprinkle mess making, AND AND AND it looks SO adorable. I wanted to leave it on the counter but Justin overruled that decision. I have an elephant tea set on the counter so I’ve learned to pick my battles.