Renting a bedsit was challenging regarding storage and what your allowed to do. As I have disabilities I am challenged to make anything. I have found many useful tips here on instructables, so I would like to share mine.
There was only one cupboard for pantry items and we all know how small items like spices can take up room. I came across many sites that requied a lot of tedious steps or purchasing extra products.
Here is a simple magnetic spice holder.
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Step 1: Deciding on Spice Jars
Trying not to have mismatched spice jars can be challenging, i found these light weight spice jars with a clear view window in a discount store and took everyone off the shelf.
Try not to buy heavy jars.
Searching for ideas I liked the idea of chalkboard paint; I tend to change spices several times a year.
I painted 4 coats of acrylic chalkboard paint. I found this to be very watery so I used a coat of chalk beneth the last layer and this made a huge difference.
Step 2: Process
First of all out of habit I cleaned the outside of my project with vinegar then painted the jars. I glued 3 small magnets to the top of each jar, two may have been enough. Purchased from http://aussiemagnets.com.au/magnets/Rare-Earth-%28Neodymium%29/Discs/
I tried these on the side and front of the fridge and they just did not look right. So I tried to work out the cheapest way to put them on the kitchen side wall.
I was cooking muffins and it dawned on me the pan might be magnetic, walla! So my next visit to the supermarket I bought an inexpensive biscuit tray that is already in black for AU $5.00.
I decided to have them suspended above the stove instead of cluttering bench space.
Step 3: Items Used
Double sided tape
Step 4: Completion
I decided to attach the tray to the underside of the overhead cupboard using doublesided tape. In the event of moving I can prise this away and clean the tape off using a hairdryer.
I did allow the tape to adhere to the cupboard for 24 hours before attaching the tray. I then used a breadboard and pot to apply pressure and support the adhesion overnight.
I then simply put up my spice jars and project is complete.
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Living Without Closets Contest