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5 Simple Tricks to Organizing Pots and Pans

Ever feel like an avalanche of pots and pans are going to explode out of your cabinet?! Then you need these tips to organizing pots and pans to tidy up your kitchen cabinets.

Organizing items that are hidden behind a cabinet seems like a waste of time, but it saves time and frustration when you are in the middle of cooking dinner.

Getting Started With Organizing Pots and Pans

I should have organized my kitchen cabinets years ago because it was actually much easier than I expected.

Organizing feels great once it’s done, but it can feel overwhelming to figure out where to start.

Not to mention buying multiple organizers, baskets, and other miscellaneous contraptions to store things can get expensive.

organizing pots and pans

Instead of organizing my entire kitchen at the same time, I started taking it cabinet by cabinet.

I started with my pantry then moved onto organize pots and pans that were ready to fall out of the cabinets.

Tips to Organizing Pots and Pans

Before I purchased any pot and pans organizers, I measured the space and considered the best layout.

I also looked at the items in the cabinet to see if there was anything I could get rid of or that didn’t need to be in this space.

After spending weeks browsing through organization ideas, I finally figured out the best way to organize my pot and pans.

Lid Organizers

I ordered 2 lid organizers and a mounted pan rack to free up additional space. I was thinking I could hang the pans inside the cabinet or on the wall in my kitchen.

Before installing the new pot and pan organizers, I removed everything from the cabinet then wipe it down.

Then I adhered the lid organizer to the inside of the cabinet door and placed my lids on the organizer.

Surprisingly all my lids fit into this organizer and freed up the entire shelf inside of my cabinets.

I was planning on hanging the wall mount and an additional lid organizer, but I didn’t need to after freeing up an entire shelf.

lid organizers

So, I have no idea why I felt so overwhelmed to organize this space when all I needed was a single lid organizer.

Since I didn’t end up using both lid organizers, I am going to use it in my other cabinet for Corningware lids and other lids.

If you don’t have a cabinet quite as large as mine, here are some other ways to organize pots and pans.

Pan Organizer

Even if you have a smaller kitchen, you can still free up a ton of space with a few organizing tricks.

Standing your pans up using a pan organizer will all you to easily select the right pan when cooking dinner.

pan organizer

Wall Mount Rod

Mounting a metal rod with S hooks will can free up an entire cabinet in your kitchen.

Asides from saving space, this wall mount display of pans looks like a decorative item as well.

organizing pots and pans

Organizing Pots and Pans with a Hanging Rack

Instead of your typical pot and pan organizer, this interior cabinet mount will display pans from hooks.

The cabinet mount slides back and forth, so you can easily find a pot or pan.

A pot and pan hanging rack like this will allow you to use a narrow cabinet to store an entire set of pots and pans.

pot and pan hanging rack

Pull Out Organizer

If you have a larger cabinet, a pull out shelf would be a nice option to store large heavy pots and pans.

A sliding shelf won’t create a lot of space, but it will allow you to easily select the right item a lot easier.

kitchen storage

For even more great ideas to organizing pots and pans take a look at this pegboard storage idea!


Organizing a kitchen doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. Sometimes all you need to do is move things to a different cabinet or get rid of unused items.

Store items that are only used a couple times a year in the cabinets above your fridge or stove.

Even stacking items in another direction can free up space, so don’t feel the need to spend a bunch of money on organizers.

Look around your home because you might already have a basket or a small shelf that would be better used in your kitchen.

Don’t forget to organizer cabinet by cabinet, not your entire kitchen at one time to avoid feeling stressed out.

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