I was excited because I have A LOT of spices, many of which I have had for a long time. I was envisioning getting rid of many little jars and possible consolidating my four spice racks into two. Surely I don't use that many spices, right?
I spent a substantial amount of time one day not too long ago smelling all my spices. One odor-induced splitting headache later, I still had most of my spices in front of me. I did decide that, even if they still smelled, a few of them were too old to keep, so I got rid of those. But most of them I kept.
I did organize them though.
Salts, peppers, and toothpicks.
Near: Herbs. Far: Garlic/onion powders, plus spices in short jars.
The rest of my spices. And a guest gerbil.
Not quite what I was hoping for in terms of volume, but I'm okay with it for now.
Here's what I ended up getting rid of:
The cool thing about this decluttering project is that it let me use Freecycle again, which I find fascinating every single time I do. Remember the time I gave away syringes on Freecycle?
I posted that I had six glass spice jars to give away and within an hour, I had two people offering to come pick them up. They were gone by the time I went to bed. One (wo)man's trash...
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