Keeping a Lid on Your Pots and Pans

The other day, I was marveling at how much easier it is now to get out and put away pots and pans and their lids. It used to be such a struggle.

A few months ago, I reviewed all of my kitchen cabinets and drawers. I reacquainted myself with the contents, disposed of anything we didn’t use, and rearranged everything that was left so that the things we used the most often were easy to reach.

I made two big changes when we got to the pots and pans cabinet. Firstly, a major cause of the clutter in that cabinet was due to the wok. My husband got the wok several years ago but used it only a few times before the novelty wore off. It took up a lot of room in the cabinet, but because it was in the back, I hadn’t realized it was still there.

With my husband’s permission, we recycled the wok. That gave us the room to move the lesser-used pots into the back and keep the smaller, more frequently-used ones in the front.

The second big change I made was to take our two most frequently-used pans and hang them on the wall using Command™ Hooks. This keeps them easily in reach, and provides a lot of extra room in the cabinet. And I feel so satisfied every time I rehang the clean pan on the wall!

Are you struggling with pots and lids every time you cook? What can you get rid of? What can you pull out of the cabinet and hang somewhere in the kitchen — on a wall, or from the ceiling — to make access easier?



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