They're also not exactly ideal in a rented apartment, where site modifications (i.e. holes in the walls) may be a no-no.
To overcome both of these obstacles and tidy up the precarious mess that was my preexisting kitchen shelving, I decided to shop around for an alternative.
Thirty minutes of shopping, a $10 investment*, and 15 minutes of assembly later, I had my spice rack!
*individual components used, some of which might already be laying about your home, come to $7.
Step 1: Problem && Plan
What a mess.
Next to the shelving existed plain white cabinet doors, perfect blank canvases.
Rather than attaching my rack to the door with screws, I needed a hanging fixture.
I brainstormed up a tiny plan to lash some suitably deep and wide containers to some sort of grid that could then be zip-tied (cable-tied) around the back of the door.
Step 2: Materials && Tools
There, with a bit of hunting and gathering, I came across all necessary materials.
- 4 Plastic bins deep and wide enough to hold spices (mine were 3 for $1, found near the flatware trays.)
- 2 Wire Grids (what one hangs in a paint bucket and utilizes to remove excess paint from paint rollers) ($2.50 each.)
- Assorted Cable Ties ($6 for 600.)
The tools, used mainly for reshaping the grid hooks, were few and common.
- Needle and Flat Nose Pliers
- A permanent marker