From Chaos to Order: How To Organize Pots and Pans In Your Kitchen
Are your pots and pans a mess in your kitchen? These ideas for how to organize pots and pans will help keep your kitchen looking great while making it easy to find what you’re cooking with.
Every kitchen needs pots and pans, but storing them is usually challenging. Most are too large for standard drawers, and you may not want to dedicate valuable counter space to something that sits there gathering dust most of the time anyway. But you don’t want to hide them too far away because, ideally, you want them close to the stove so they are easily accessible while cooking.
Because pots and pans come in a wide range of sizes and shapes and you need so many different kinds, it can be challenging to store them all away so that each one has its own home – especially if you have a small kitchen.
How To Organize Pots and Pans In Your Kitchen
Are you on a mission to figure out how to organize pots and pans in your kitchen? You're in luck today because I've rounded my favorite ideas! These kitchen storage ideas will help you clear the clutter and keep your pots and pans where they belong. There are plenty of ways to keep pots and pans neat, organized, functional, and stylish, which you'll see below. Whether you're dealing with big or small spaces in your kitchen, I'm sure you'll find a solution that works for you!
If you're tired of digging through your kitchen cabinets to find the right pot or pan, this ingenious DIY pot and pan organizer is a great solution!
Amanda admits that before she built this, her pot and pan cabinet had always been a bit of a disaster with everything precariously stacked that would fall. Been there too? Learn how to build a DIY pull-out organizer for your pots and pans. This is such a space-saving and efficient storage idea!
Are your pots and pans a mess to dig through? Emily's was too! Before they were kept in a stack in the lower cabinet near the oven and it was pretty difficult to find what she needed without letting them all spill out all over the floor.
This drawer is made just for organizing pots and pans and other kitchen utensils so it is perfect! She was able to install it in just a few minutes with just a drill and a screwdriver! Read more to learn how to arrange your cooking tools in a builder-grade cabinet!
In kitchens, having a variety of pots and pans is as important as salt and pepper. This is definitely one of the most beautiful ways to organize your pots and pans!
This wall-mounted copper pot rack has a vintage-inspired look and fits in gorgeous with this pretty kitchen. With wall-mounted pot racks, you can display your pots and pans so they add style as well as function to your kitchen.
If you have a copper pot or cast iron pan collection, you probably want to display it, right? One of the best ways to do that is with a cottage pot rack for the wall, like this. With this wall-mounted pot rack, your pots can truly become a focal point in your kitchen with a bit of old-world European charm.
No more digging around in your lower cabinets looking for the pan you need, which is inevitably always going to be in the back of the cabinet or the bottle of the pile. Some other pan and pan storage ideas are hard to maintain, but this one is easy. Just hang up the pan when you're done!
If your small kitchen is feeling cluttered and chaotic, even just adding some simple storage solutions can go a long way. All she did here was get a pot lid organizer, a shelf liner to protect her shelf, and a pan scratch protector to put between each pot when stacking them.
Such a simple fix, but now everything has a spot in the pot and pan cabinet, which is a total game changer. Say goodbye to rummaging through stacks of cookware and hello to a well-organized cooking experience!
Build your pull-out pot and pan organizer with hooks for your larger pots and pans. This will eliminate strenuous bending and the risk of dropping heavy cookware.
She also added two side drawers that slide out to hold the lids! If you have a room in your kitchen (minimum 18" wide cabinet), this is a great way to organize your pots and pans! Read more to get the plans and learn how to build it.
If you're looking for a stylish and functional way to organize your pots and pans without spending lots of money and a lot of space, you'll love this idea! She used a ladder as a pot rack by hanging it from the ceiling over her kitchen island.
This is an easy-to-make DIY hanging pot rack that anyone can do and the best part is that it costs less than $40. The first step was to cut down the ladder to the right size, which for her was about 4 feet. Free up your cabinet space and build your own ladder pot rack!
If you need help finding space in your kitchen for all of your pots and pans storage, an innovative pot rack like this is a great solution. These pull-out shelves for pots and pans have a lot of room, allowing you to maximize storage space while keeping your cookware easily accessible.
She also mentioned that the pot rack dividers are adjustable, so you can truly customize it for your own pots. Say goodbye to cluttered cabinets and a pile of pots and hello to a well-organized kitchen!
This idea is super simple, but sometimes you need simple, right? In this kitchen, she keeps her pots and pans in a larger pull-out drawer near the stove. She stacks them from largest size to smallest size and this sets the lids on pot.
This is an easy way to keep everything together. If you have ever dreamed of stepping into a kitchen where every utensil is in its place and pantry shelves are neatly organized, you'll love this article with tons of kitchen organization tips.
If you want to make your kitchen space cozier, channel European design with a DIY pot rack bar on your backsplash. This is a great place to hang and organize your pots and pans if you have the extra wall space and it instantly upgrades your kitchen.
She made with for just $50. Read more to learn how to make your own DIY pot rack bar without spending a lot of money.
Build a DIY overhead kitchen pot rack and secure it to your ceiling! Taking advantage of the vertical space above your kitchen sink is an effective way to create more storage space in your small kitchen.
If you're looking for an easy way to organize your kitchen, read more to learn how to build your own pot rack and install it safely in your kitchen.
After using a cheap metal pot and pan organizer for years, Zoe decided it was time to upgrade her system with something that could hold more than a lot of pots and 4 pans. She designed this organizer to to be inserted into a kitchen cabinet so that you can take it with you if you move and you don't have to drill any holes to install it!
This DIY pot and pan organizer has plenty of vertical storage that can also be used for cutting boards, cookie sheets, or even muffin tins and casserole dishes. The dividers are totally adjustable so you can make it work for whatever you need to organize.
Home organization can be a daunting task. But focusing on one thing at a time makes a huge difference! If you're looking for a way to organize your pans better, this pan organizer that she got on Amazon is a game changer. It is expandable and customizable to whatever size pans you have.
This is the easiest way to store pots so you can grab anyone you want at any time without needing to move anything or unstack a pile.
If you're tired of rummaging through a jumbled mess in your kitchen drawer every time you need a pot or pan, this idea is here to rescue you. Try this DIY trick to keep your pots and pans cabinet neatly organized in your kitchen deep drawers with these dividers.
The easier it is for you to access cookware, the more likely you are to actually use it when cooking (at least that is what I keep telling myself)!
Do you have things in your house that bother you? Lindi's pot and pan cabinet was driving her crazy until she found this easy lid-organizing idea! This dollar store dish rack is easily turned into a pan lid holder by bending up the wires so they are upright to hold the lids.
She then mounted it inside the cabinet. Such an easy way to keep your kitchen cabinets tidy!
Chris and Julia hired professional organizers to help us get their house in order amid the chaos of a big move and mid-renovation and this was how they set up their pot and pan storage. The main drawer holds the pots and pans and then there's an inner drawer that you can pull out with dividers for the lids. I love this idea! Check out the rest of the genius kitchen organization ideas that the professional organization team implemented in their article.
If you're tired of searching through a messy pile of pot lids every time you need one, this idea is for you.
Meg shares a quick, easy organizing project: how to organize pot lids. You'll never spend time searching for the right lid again.
In the end, finding a good organizational system for your pots and pans (and the lids) is going to be different for everyone. Everyone has a different kitchen setup, so that’s why I tried to find a lot of different types of ways to organize pots and pans. The challenges of storing essential kitchen tools, like your pots and pans, are real. It’s all about efficient use of space and easy access to cookware!
When organizing your pots and pans, you may also decide to donate some unused or unwanted pieces. Charities and thrift stores would be happy to receive them! So start organizing the pots and pans today. Once you get started, you’ll be surprised at how good it feels to have your kitchen put back in order!
Whether you use hanging pot racks or pull-out drawers to organize your pots and pans in your kitchen, it is easier for you to find what you need when cooking! Just think about all that time spent searching for that missing pot or pan that you’ll be getting back! Try one of these pot and pan storage solutions that can help you keep your kitchen clutter-free and make cooking much more efficient.
Which of these ideas was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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