Clearing out the spice cabinet is a tough job to tackle! But it’s worth doing once a year.
Start by pulling everything out of the cabinet. Wipe it down with a damp cloth. Throw out all old spices and herbs. Here is a guide to show how long to hold on to any spices:
- Ground Spices – 3 to 4 years
- Whole Spices – 4 years
- Dried, Leafy Herbs – 1 to 3 years
When finding a spot for your spice collection, remember to keep it away from heat and light — not next to the stove or in sunlight. I like to organize mine by use – the ones I use the most I have most accessible. My only organization is having all my baking spices together.