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How to Organize Pots and Pans in 5 Easy Steps

The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in the house, and pots and pans are at the core of what brings our meals together. When they're not organized and stored properly, they can take up a lot of space and be difficult to find when you need them.

Step 1: Group pots and pans of the same size together.

Many of the pot and pan collections you purchase at department stores already fit well inside of each other. Stacking them inside of one another will save lots of space. This is the fastest method for starting to get organized, and best of all, it's totally free.

Step 2: Hang larger pots and pans from pot hooks or a pot rack.

Chances are you may have some unused kitchen space that would be perfect for hanging pots and pans. A dedicated pot rack is nice, but you can be creative and often find space over or near the sink where they can be hung.

Step 3: Place lids for pots and pans in a designated place, like on a lid organizer or in a drawer.

If you have the extra drawer or cabinet space, it's a no-brainer to keep them together in a drawer. Although functional (and necessary), lids can be the single biggest culprit for making things seem messy and disorganized.
Find a dedicated place to keep lids that is easily accessible and your kitchen will instantly feel more organized.

Step 4: Take a look at your oven for storage

If you're not much of a baker, the oven can be a great place to store pots and pans when not in use. The same rules apply when storing pots and pans inside the oven. Stacking them which will save you space and allow you to keep them organized and out of sight. Be sure that if you preheat your oven for its intended use, you remove the pots and pans before preheating.

Step 5: Use a caddy to store multiple pots and pans together.

Using an organizing caddy is great for keeping things organized. Organizing caddies will come in both vertical and horizontal orientations, so it's important to choose one that works best with your available space. We've found that an organizing caddy is the single best way to store lids in small or tight spaces.