Storage Solutions for (Pot/Pan) Lids

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One of the largest, yet most inefficient, drawers in our kitchen is where I store our pots and pans.  We store our cookware in a big, deep drawer right next to the range (seen above).  Bakeware is kept in the other drawer. Drawers are great for stacking and storing, plus I can easily access everything without "digging" for it like I used to when we only had cabinets.

While the actual storage space for our cookware is great, the issue is how the lids for the pots and pans are being stored.  Right now, they are half-hazardly stacked and wasting space.  I came across a few possible solutions for storing lids that I thought I'd share:

Use dowels or tension rods as dividers for lid storage.

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Insert a divider that runs the length of the drawer, and stack the lids vertically.

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Install a pull-out shelf to separately store lids if your drawer is deep enough to accommodate it.  You can also install multiple pull-out shelves in a cabinet to serve the same purpose.

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Use a tiered shelf to add an extra level of storage in a cabinet.  Contain the lids in a tray or basket and store on one tier.

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Take advantage of any vertical space in a cabinet and install an actual lid rack.

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Use wire or metal racks to store lids (pans and bakeware too!) vertically.

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Try a CD or dish drain rack for lid storage!

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If you have a walk-in pantry, build a rack on the door to store your lids!

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I'll let you know which solution I end up trying as I continue to get our kitchen cabinets organized!

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  1. Use a tiered shelf to add an extra level of storage in a cabinet. Contain the lids in a tray or basket and store on one tier. best embroidery machine

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