One of my new year's resolutions was to get everything organized, and I do mean EVERYTHING!
I started organizing wayyy before we even started moving. Most of the new house is organized, I'll share some photos later, but for now the things un organized are my pots and pans, spices and measuring spoons and cups
It has been awhile since I did a post on, What They Didn't tell you,
So I'll show you one of three pins I've tried and rate it
The first pin, I'm sure you've seen on pinterest or on many blogs is, the use of an extension rod in a drawer or cabinet to hold up the pot and pan lids
Welllll I have mixed feelings on this idea. Out of 5 stars I'd give it a 2 for right now, seeing as how I just installed it, and haven't had it up long enough to tell you if it "works" or not.
First off what they don't tell you is, well naturally all your pot and pan lids are going to be different sizes!....herein lies the problem.
In the photos you see on blogs and pinterest the tension rods go straight across BUT IF YOU FOCUS YOUR eyes in on the photo at the actual LIDS in the photos you will notice the lids are either tilted or hanging up on the rod itself because of all the different sizes.
Number 1, I wouldn't personally hang my GLASS pot and pan lids behind a tension rod in a drawer, since the drawer will be constantly moving and the uneven lids will be forever moving with it.
Number 2 not sure how taking them out all the time is going to keep them in place in the cabinet, since they are not all the same height. You cannot put the tension rod up close to all of them so that leaves more space for the smaller ones to move around. I'm thinking, eventually the lids are going to slip under the rod if you have them in a cabinet, like I do pictured above.
Look closely at my photo above (click on the photo to see it larger)
my tension rod is at a diagonal, and it still does not meet each lid at the same point. I had to pull it out from the larger lids so I could actually get the lids OUT of the cabinet so that leaves lot of room for the little lids to move around. I'm hoping they don't slip underneath it and slide out of the cabinet on my foot eventually but that's to be seen lol. I also don't want them rolling ontop of each other scratching the lids.
This pin cost me nothing to try since I had an extension rod already, so I'm not out of anything but my time spent installing the rod. I do like the fact the lids are up and not stacked upon my pots or each other, so hopefully they will stay nice and neat like they look now, and the rod won't move too much with use.
2nd pin I haven't actually inacted yet, seeing how this post has got a little wordy, I'll wait til another day to post it. It's the measuring spoons and cups placed onto hangers inside the cabinet door. Stay tuned for that project. I've also started a new ORGANIZING folder to the right under categories so if you miss a post or two you can go thru that folder to see all I've done. I hope to get posting more often and fill that folder up with everything I've tried.