Casually, between the storage of groceries and the preparation of meals, things are always increasing in a kitchen. One meal follows another meal. After breakfast inevitably comes lunch and then dinner. To make impromptu visits from friends and family always a pleasure or just to make you feel right at home in your own home, keep your kitchen tidy at all times. How nice it is with friends or in magazines, to see tidy places – and how difficult it is at home!
Take the lids of pots and pans, for example. Is there really an efficient way to organize them? You never know where to put them since you have all sizes? So how do you do it? There are unexpected solutions. Get inspired: here are 6 practical solutions that will help you have a tidy kitchen, starting with your pot lids!
1 – Very small drawers
Modern kitchens are often already equipped with flat drawers. This is very practical when these flat drawers which can perfectly accommodate your lids are located above or below (at least close to) shelves or drawers of pots and pans. The downside to this type of storage is that your lids are stored flat, level, and there may be some residual moisture that settles after washing. To solve this problem, you can install a grid or a plastic surface in the bottom of the drawer, and put your pot lids on it.
2 – Compartments for vertical storage
Since you store your pans vertically, stacking them on top of each other, prefer horizontal storage for their lids. You will thus have better visibility as to their sizes. This type of storage, often offered via a metal or plastic grid, also allows you to store cutting boards. The ideal is that each element, as far as we are concerned each cover, is arranged separately. Which means it’s quick to spot the cover you’re looking for without dropping the whole battery and creating an incredible din from falling metal objects. If you opt for a system of wooden compartments, you are sure to have almost no noise, which is not necessarily negligible when you live in a small apartment with many neighbors around.
You can also opt for the same idea in an open storage version. That is to say that you take the principle of the vertical grid. And what could be simpler than a drainer? It is the economical solution, which allows you to have your pot and pan lids close at hand, and possibly in front of you – it all depends on whether you choose to install your drainer at the bottom of a drawer or on a countertop. of work. It also works with a magazine rack, the principle remains the same.
3 – An organizer in a deep drawer
You can make an organizer in any deep drawer using one or two small, long boards. Just lay wooden planks parallel to the drawer walls and the space is already ready for vertical storage. The advantage of the method is its simplicity. You can make it yourself and install and glue the divider board – the one that creates the two compartments: the one for the pots and the one for their lids.
4 – One or more metal suspensions
Install or have one or more plastic or metal bars installed a few inches from a support, either directly on your kitchen wall or on the back door of one of your cupboards. You can choose one or more stainless steel tubes, especially for large diameter lids. Of course, you have to make sure that the handle is securely attached to your pot lids. To hang your bar, you can use special metal brackets – ask at a hardware store or two blocks of wood. If the kitchen layout allows it, attach a long metal rod to the wall or along the splashback, where you can line everything up. Of course, with this type of storage, the lids are always in sight, so everything must be relatively harmonious or at least spotlessly clean.
5 – Adhesive hooks
Once again, put the back of your closet doors to good use. All you need to do is get some adhesive hooks. Take two per lids. Then try it out. Determine the correct positioning of each of your lids then glue your hooks. If we consider your lid as a clock, you can attach hooks at 8 and 4 o’clock, or rather on the lower part of your lid. However, make sure beforehand that you are sure you can close your cupboard properly, once the lids have been put away. Once the set is complete, slide your lids and close your closet door.
6 – A magnetic knife bar
Who said magnetic knife holders are only for knives? After all, if your lids stick to it, you may well place them on this bar.