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Cheap Pots and Pans Organization

Cheap Pots and Pans Organization #kitchen #organization

If you’ve followed me for any length of time on twitter or this blog you probably know my number one nemesis when it comes to organization is my pots and pans.  Up until now I’ve despised having to put away my pots and pans after every use.  I mean it wouldn’t be so bad if I had a cool slide out shelf like this…

Lynk Roll-Out Cabinet Drawer

…because then I could easily reach the back.  Or if I had the height in even one of my shelves to put a cookie sheet organizer like this…

Better Houseware Large Organizer

or hang my pots and pans like this…

Pot Rack Solution on Child Free Chic

…but I don’t.  And with a kitchen remodel no where in our near future, I decided it was time I take the matter in my own hands and find something I COULD do about it.  It actually all started with this box.  It’s funny how God can use something as plain-Jane as a box to answer your homemaking prayers.

Large Amazon Box
But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let’s first take a look at what I was working with.  Here’s how my pots and pans cabinet looked before:
My pots and pans cabinet before

Cookie sheets and muffin tin pans where sliding all over the place.  Lids were not staying with their pots and taking up valuable cabinet space.  Every time I put something in the cabinet something else would fall out.  It was driving me nuts. So when I saw that Amazon box, I knew I had a solution in the making.  it was the perfect size to fit in my cabinets.  However, I knew that a cardboard box would not look very appealing in the kitchen; it needed some color.

I cut the top flaps so that they easily folded inside the box and then used some leftover paint from a shed project to paint the box red.

My red Amazon cookie sheet box
Now I can store all my muffin tins and cookie sheets inside the box and they no longer slide all over the rest of the cabinet.  It’s also easy to pull the box in and out of the cabinet to view the contents…almost like a roll-out cabinet drawer…only cheaper…a lot cheaper.
With that little bit of inspiration, I next went to Wal-mart and spent $4 on two small window curtain rods.  We mounted the curtain rods inside the cabinet door and viola…I now have storage for all my pot lids.  It’s great!
Now my cabinet looks like this…
My pots and pans cabinet after
Instead of this…
My pots and pans cabinet before

Aw…so much better. And what were my munchkins doing during this organization project?  Well Peanut was taking a nap and Teacup…well she was doing some organization of her own.

Teacup’s organization project…the straws.

Like mother like daughter.  LOL.  Looks like I’m going to have to make time for another organization project now.  The cycle never ends, does it?

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  James 1:17


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  1. says

    I love the curtain rods to hold the lids! Might have to stop at Wally World today and pick up a couple for all my lids that seem to fall out when I open that cabinet door. I’m so glad to know that other folks have this problem, too. =) Thanks!!

    • says

      Thanks. It was kind of fun to paint too but don’t tell my hubby that. He might think of some more paint projects for me. Lol. Have a great weekend.

  2. says

    Found your blog through a nomination over at the Homeschool Post Blog awards. :) Love it! What a great idea, and so inexpensive, too! Brilliant. I am enjoying your blog and look forward to reading more post. :)