Have you ever wrestled with your pots and pans and all of those pesky lids? I used to and then I did this to my cupboard.
I put in a large wire shelf that my mum-in-law was going to toss out. On top of it, I placed my three nesting colanders and my large stockpot. In the front of my cupboard, I have my pots stacked in graduated heights. Next to them comes my skillets and saute pans. I keep the handles pointed towards the center of the cupboard. It makes for easy grabbing.
Underneath of the shelf, I placed my roasting pan. Inside of the pan I put all of my pot lids. They nesteled into each other well and I was able to make two stacks of them.
Wondering what that blue thing is? That's my plastic, folding steamer basket that I got from the grocery store for $1.96.
To the side of the cupboard, I have my two stoneware Pampered Chef pieces. Quiet frankly, I hate these two things and dread using them. They are heavy, clunky and though they do bake your food well, the hastle of them is more than I care to deal with. I love Pampered Chef but I regret buying those pieces of bakeware. Don't worry, they aren't dirty...merely "seasoned".
On the bottom shelf, I keep my appliances. I have a mini-chopper, my blender, deep fryer, sandwich maker, our toaster, tiny coffee pot (isn't it so little and cute?) and our crock pot. I keep everybody lined up and it makes life way easier for me.
So that's some of my storage solutions. I hope to grab a couple more of those wire shelves at Walmart this weekend. My glass baking dishes and platters could use them.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!