When I came home from the Christmas hols, Jane and I spent an afternoon sorting through and amalgamating our herbs and spices, together with those we inherited when Abdallah and Rebecca left Dundee. Oh my goodness, I don't think we need to buy any herbs or spices for at least 5 years! A good amount was thrown away (longevity award going to a 12 1/2 year old vintage of garam masala), and many things were combined.
Barry also did rather well from the session because we were able to put together a fairly comprehensive herbs and spices box containing some of everything we had in duplicate or more (which was most things!). The winner of the multiple pots award goes to mustard - FIFTEEN types of mustard were all open and in various states of completion.
Also there were 12 packets of cinnamon if you count both ground and sticks together...
I managed to bodge and extra shelf in two of the kitchen cupboards, so now our newly sorted and labelled collection had a new home too. It's only taken me 3 years to get around to it ;)