Well here we are on our fourth week already of Organized Kitchens, how are you doing with organizing? I know we’ve been busy and it’s already made a big difference in our routines. We started off this journey knowing that for us this week’s project – Organizing Pots and Pans – would be the most involved when considering time and cost.
We’ve lived in a few homes and just as each home is different, so is every kitchen. From the single file kitchen where you’re lucky if there is room for you, let alone all the pots and pans in our kitchen to the house with the kitchen that has more than enough room for everything.
We started with the lofty plan of heading to the store and purchasing all the nifty organizing gadgets we could think about, those custom racks with the ball bearing rollers were calling my name. Well it didn’t take long to realize that if I allowed myself to purchase everything I thought I needed I’d end up spending enough money to buy some new cabinets. So we decided to search for some diy ideas that would bring the cost down.
When you decide to tackle a project like this you need to consider that every kitchen is different. The ideas we present might not work as well for you, but hopefully you can use them to inspire your organizing.
Real Simple has lots of great ideas for organizing your pots and pans. I love these lid organizers.
I don’t have room for a Peg Board, but I love this idea from A Beautiful Mess.
Keep things simple and easy to get at with a peg board and some hooks like this Peg Board Organizer from Crafty Texas Girls!
For those who love Martha Stewart, there are some good ideas here for most every area of the kitchen including pots and pans.
How about using a simple metal organizer for all your baking sheets and cupcake pans. Remodelaholic shows you how.
Do you have an extra dish washing rack lying around the house? Put it to use in your cabinet to store all the lids, and I had never thought to use a tension rod for anything but curtains, from Home for 4 Sweet Home.
There are many tips and ideas for all sorts of pan storage ideas on Home Storage Solutions 101 from ordinary people like us.
Do you have lots of Glassware? These brackets would be perfect! Burlap and Denim shares them!
This one is definitely making it on our must do list.The shelves are built into a Kitchen Island, but you could certain put them in a cupboard. Garden Web shares tips.
This one is so simple even our teenagers could do it. Lid Organizer from Instructables.com