Is your spice drawer overflowing with jars of stuff you never actually use? While a well-stocked kitchen should include at least a basic selection of spices and herbs, chances are many of us are hoarding items we don’t really need. If your pantry needs an overhaul, you will not want to miss these helpful tips for how to store & organize your spices!

Believe it or not, most dried herbs and spices have a definite shelf-life and it’s actually not nearly as long as you think! Most jars come with a clear expiration date that usually falls within 1 to 3 years, if kept sealed. When opened, most spices last from 12-24 months, depending on storage location. Fresh herbs and spices can add a lot of oomph to your cooking, but old or expired spices may detract from or muddy an otherwise great dish. Read More.