Every house has that drawer or cupboard full of pots of varying sizes, all designed to store, preserve or freeze food. Most of the time, the part of the kitchen where these items are kept is a real mess. Whether for the variety of sizes and types of pot, or for the space they occupy, organizing pots in the kitchen is a more challenging task than it seems.
There is no denying the usefulness of the pots. Only when we run out of the one that has the ideal size for what we want, do we understand how fundamental they are in our day to day. Plastic or glass containers are extremely versatile and useful for storing food in the refrigerator or freezer, as well as for transporting food anywhere.
However, as useful as they are, many people end up being irritated by the mess of the drawer or pot cabinet. Sometimes, the lack of organization leads to the loss of the lids and a great waste of time in search of the perfect fit between the lid and the pot.
If you don’t want to go through this anymore, know that it’s possible! In this article, we have separated some valuable and very practical tips for you to learn how to organize pots in the kitchen.
How to organize pots in the kitchen step by step
Organizing your kitchen cabinets or drawers will help a lot to avoid wasting time and stress when finding exactly what you are looking for. In the case of food jars, good storage helps to avoid losses and accidents such as breaking that glass refractory that was excellent for keeping food in the refrigerator.
Next, you will see a step by step on how to organize pots in the kitchen!
Clean the cabinet
Begin the process of organizing by separating all the pots you have stored in the kitchen at home. Take them all out of the cabinets and drawers and place them on a large table.
Empty the cabinets and drawers, clean the inside with a damp cloth to remove all dust.
Select the pots
With all the pots you have on the table, discard all those that no longer serve! Throw away uncapped, cracked, stained or unused pots for some reason.
By discarding old or useless pots, you will have more space to organize the ones you actually use in your daily life.
Separate by groups
Separate the pots you have into groups of similar pots. Gather those of the same size, color or general purpose on the table. If you have kits of plastic pots that have varying sizes, but use the same lid, leave them all together. This will make your day to day much easier!
Place items that are not intended for food storage, that is, plastic utensils that are not pots and that, for some reason, were kept in the same place. Find another drawer or cupboard for noodles, gauges, cups, etc.
Remove the covers
The best way to organize pots in the kitchen for those with limited space is to leave them without the lid. But calm down! This does not mean that you will spend minutes searching for the correct lid for the pot you want to use, as we will organize them in a way that makes sense.
However, if you have plenty of room in your kitchen, storing the pots with their respective lids can be a way to make life easier.
Stack the jars
Since you have already organized the pots by type or by utility, stack those in the same group, leaving the larger pots underneath. When placing in the closet, leave the covers of each group next to where they are kept. So, you know exactly where the set will be.
It is much easier to remove the whole pile of pots from the cupboard or drawer to get what you want to use, than to mess up the whole cupboard in search of the set you are looking for.
The main step in organizing pots in the kitchen is to keep them organized. To do this, try to keep the pot and the corresponding lid always in the same place.
Creative ideas for organizing pots in the kitchen
Nowadays, there are a number of organizing products that can help a lot to keep your closet or drawer of plastic containers always neat.
You can use organizer drawers to create more space inside cabinets that are already large. The drawers are great for storing the lids and the containers can be on top of the drawer.
Plastic boxes (or that big pot that you lost the lid on) can be excellent options for storing lids without creating confusion inside cabinets or drawers. Likewise, baskets and separators can create a perfect space for you to organize lids and pots in an easy and practical way.
Another creative and extremely efficient idea of keeping the lids organized is to store them in the grids of a dish rack! Thus, they are visible and easier to find.
Following the same logic, in-line organizers or dish organizers can be used perfectly to keep the lids tidy.
Wire frames are viable options for cabinets that have shelves. You can place the stacked pots on the shelf and the lids all together in the wire installed just below.
With all these ideas, there are no more excuses to keep the pot cupboard clutter, right? Write in the comments other creative ideas and options for organizing pots in the kitchen!