My solution? Well, something like this -
First, clean. That's right. Everytime you use pepper or garlic or tarragon (what's that for?!?!) a wee bit gets on the bottom of your cabinet...go ahead and wipe it up. Next, measure the width of your uber-clean space.
Next, cut three pieces outta a 2x4 to the exact width you measured. I had some wood laying around in the basement so this was no-cost to me. If you aren't the type to have studs hanging around ya, well I am sorry. Maybe a workout will help. jk. They cost under $3 at Lowe's or Home Depot.
Self explanatory. Stack em in the back em.
Create the 'step' by putting the first in front of the back two. Easy peasy booty squeezy. Now that they all fit, you could spice up your new spice shelves by yankin em out, givin them a nice new paint job or stain them to match your cabinets and reassembling. I didn't because I am too lazy right now...it's not on the goal list peeps.
Next, organize your spices on your new shelves. I put the bigger stuff in the back. It works on my body...thought it could work here too. I also put the most used spices up front so the next time I cook all I have to do is grab and shake it...like...a...salt...shaker...like...a...polaroid...picture.
So there you have it - my no-cost spice shelf. Uber-useful, right? So what about you guys? What's your spicy situation? Do you rack it, shelve it, or drawer it? C'mon, spill the salt.
Then make sure you throw a pinch over your shoulder, then brush your shoulders off. (any excuse for a dance move, right?!)