Store spice bottles on their sides with labels visible; lay them in shallow drawers instead of stacking them, says organization consultant Ginny Scott of California Closets in Portland, Oregon. The best location for spice storage is below a cooktop or to the side of a range. The flavor of spices stored above a cooking surface might be adversely affected by the heat.
23 ways to make your new place feel like home. Clean it. In a perfect world, your landlord or the previous owner will make sure it’s sparkling, but we all know it’s not a perfect world. So be ready to do a little dusting.