Very nice mods!!!
The sets (as well as single containers) can be purchased at Walmart, but obviously you can make your own for substantially less and have lots more!!!!!!!! Thanks for the DIY info!
I've used racks and containers at home and found them inconvenient. I don't want to transfer spices from the container they come in to another. What to do with the little bit left over that won't fit in the can? And then you have to label the container. The containers may look attractive in the store, but not when you've placed stickers on them.
I also question placing the spices under the range vent. The range vent is designed to suck all the nasty stuff out, which means your containers are going to end up covered in greasy smoke, if you use the stove. And, spices are supposed to be stored in a cool, dark place, not over burners.
So, that Rubbermaid container in a cupboard may actually be the best place to keep them. I'm still working on that. I've got a storage box ( mentioned in another thread earlier ) that fits behind or beside the range top, but as I live and learn, I'm thinking that keeping the spices in a container, in a dark, cool cupboard makes more sense.
I can take the entire container outside, if I'm prepping and cooking there and I can take the container into the house after a trip, rather than have old, stale spices in the trailer.
To quote Alton Brown on the Food Channel, DON'T store spices where you can see them. DON'T store spices near heat sources.
What prompted me to reconsider the spice rack is that I counted my spice bottles and came up with 49. Some of those are commercial mixes, like "lemon pepper" or "Montreal steak". I'll likely box up a few essentials, granulated garlic, onion flakes, chipolte, pepper flakes and peppercorns and those commercial mixes for camping since I don't really want to make my own bbq rub when I'm camping.
And, another I'm working on is where to put a garbage container to have it handy but out of sight. The solution would depend on the trailer and spaces available, but I wouldn't mind reading the magic solution.