Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Pots & Pans

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! Bugs Bunny knew you always needed a good frying pan handy. But how do you store your pots and pans and still maximize your cabinet space? (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)



Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about pots and pans. This is a great option if you don’t have very much cabinet space in your house – a pot rack. This one is mounted from the ceiling, but there are really good options available that are mounted on the wall, in kind of a half-moon shape. So you don’t necessarily have to have a center island or something in your kitchen, the wall works really well. You can find these by searching on-line for “pot rack” and also look in your local houseware stores.

If you do need to store your pots and pans inside a cabinet, one of the great ways to save space is to nest them inside each other, but you may have non-stick cookware and you don’t want to scratch that surface, so when we’re organizing for our clients we use either a paper towel or a coffee filter, which is great because they’re round, and put those in between the pots and pans in the stack.

One of the challenges that people have with storing pots and pans is what to do with the lids. Luckily, there are a lot of great products available for this. Some of them go on the back of the door, and basically the idea with any of them is that you want to isolate those lids and keep them away separate so that you can nest the pots and pans like we talked about.

This is one of my favorite options, it’s called the Lid Maid and it’s available I know at the Container Store, probably you can find it on-line and other places too. And it is real easy to install, and then you just slide it in and out and it pulls your lids upright. They’re easy to grab; it makes them really accessible.

So, you know part of the battle of getting organized is sometimes knowing just the right product, just like this. And we have a team of professional organizers that are available seven days a week for our members where they can upload photos, and they can show our team what’s going on and we can make recommendations just like this. So find out more at

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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I like your sliding lid rack, Lorie. I used my roasting rack upside down to hold my lids upright, like file folders or record albums, in a cabinet. It worked well until I had to empty it when it was time to roast something!
So I kept my eye out for a similar lid rack to go on sale, and now I have the same functionality as the roasting rack, without having to juggle functionality. It is WONDERFUL to have all the lids organized and easy to select from.
Thanks for this video, Lorie!

Kelly Lester

I need a lid maid!!!! Right now, I have a plate rack velcroed into my cabinet for the lids but it doesn’t work that well… thanks for the great tip Lorie!


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