Since my thread about smallish food items (eg. nuts, dried fruit, etc.) worked out so well, dh told me to ask the Mothering crowd about spices.
We're not sure exactly how many different spices we keep on hand, but it's at least 30, and there may be as many as 50. We've currently got a few in jars on a spinning spice rack. The rest are in the bags we bought them in, and then bunched up in large Ziplocks. For instance, we have one Ziplock that contains all our chili peppers, child powders, paprika, etc. Another is fenugreek, cardamom, and some other spices we use mostly when cooking Indian dishes. There are two other Ziplocks.
We mostly buy spices in the small bags (think they average about 40g?) at the grocery store. There are a few we buy in much larger bags, as we usually can't find the small bags (I have fairly large bags of both ground coriander and cumin seeds, for instance).
We don't have a lot of storage space around here. Right now, our spices are scattered throughout two different cupboards, on four different shelves. We're kind of drowning, and sometimes, they get shoved to the back of a shelf and we can't find them. We use all of these spices, so we can't just downsize.
Any suggestions? Awesome stacking spice jars or storage systems? Anything? We're buried.
(I have seen a few things - a sliding storage shelf, for instance - but am interested in any other suggestions.)