This has become a issue for me. Herbs get old and even in jars can loose much of their volitile oils over time. Yet I presume the energy and spirit of the plant to still be intact. So I do save a lot. Jars take up space when your inventory grows. I have many herbs still in the packages the ccompany's sold them in and that helps the space issue but not the easy to find issue.
I also store herbs on racks to dry, and many of these I'll put in ziplock bags to store (and label) Labeling is really important, because I guarantee you will forget what stuff is. Dates too, then you know how really old it is. If it was wildcrafted, the location of the collection is good to note.
I keep my essential oils seperate from my fragrance oils (and the essential oils are in alphabetical order)...it's good to know the difference, just because a bottle says lavender, doesn't mean it has any lavender in it. (We have a section on this)
This is my apothecary corner, (recently cleaned
), you cannot see most of the herbs because they are in two large cabinets below.