After bragging about how organized I was with our camping supplies in this post last week, Tom and I realized that we had some work to do when it came to our great camping bins while we were on our trip on the weekend. We had most of the supplies we needed, but being the organizational nut that I am, the fact that the spice bottles rattled around in our bin bothered me. "There must be a better way!" I yelled.
Tom reminded me that he had seen a great idea in a magazine over the winter. It was a spice box that looked like a daily pill container, except that instead of days of the week on the tops of the little compartments, it had spice names so that you could easily carry a small amount of each spice with you while camping. Genius! I wasn't going to go to the trouble to order this specific product for $25, so I made my own for about $5!
|I went to our local Dollar Store and picked up these materials. The pill boxes, tape and labels were all $1.50 each.|
|When that step was done, they looked like this.|
|It now looked like this!|
|I wanted to make sure to put tape over each label as it would protect the pen from running at all if it were to get wet- something that's likely to happen while camping!|
I put a piece of tape across the length of each box and then just cut in between the lids. It was easier than trying to cut a piece of tape to the right size of the individual lids.