Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Organize Dishes in a Small Kitchen

Organize Dishes in a Small Kitchen
organize dishes in a small kitchen

I have a very small kitchen which means I have limited storage space.  I have all of my pots, pans and skillets crammed into one cabinet which often makes them difficult to get to because I have to move everything to get to the one I want to use.  It looked like this:


It's not bad, but certainly not as functional as I'd like it to be.  I saw this pin for a skillet organizer and knew I had to have one.  For only $9.00 at Lowe's, it's definitely a bargain. 

skillet organizer

The skillet organizer fits in the corner of the cabinet.  It also comes with screws to anchor it on the shelf.  I didn't even bother screwing it in and it works just fine.  It has a plastic coating and doesn't slip or move around.

skillet organizer

Each skillet fits on it's own little shelf and is nicely organized.  Now I can just pull out the skillet I need without having to move all the other skillets out of the way.  As a bonus, the non-stick coating on the skillets doesn't get damaged from scraping on the other skillets!  Plus, I'm a neat freak and seeing things nicely stacked and organized just makes me really happy!

skillet organizer

Here's the before and after.

   
Before
 
After
organized skillets


The white wire racks on the bottom shelf are something I installed when we first moved into the house.  They are absolutely fantastic because they pull out and help you reach things on the very bottom shelf in the back of the cabinet.  You don't have to be down on your hands and knees to get something.

organize dishes in a small kitchen

Find even more organizing tips here!

how to clean organize anything


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Inspired by this pin for skillet organizer.

31 comments:

  1. I have the same problem! No storage and it is musical pots every night for dinner.

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    1. LOL! "musical pots . . ." I love that!

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  2. I need this! I hate stacking my pans on top of each other, I love your skillet organizer!
    I've been meaning to buy a dish rack for that very purpose, thanks for sharing your tips via Mommy Monday!
    XOXO

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  3. Thanks for sharing, these are really great organizing tips!

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  4. Great idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  5. I use these organizers. They are great.
    Pinning. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party

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  6. There's always a solution! My grandmother had a sliding tray in her cabinet, it kind of looked like a dishwasher tray - she used it for all the lids to her pots.

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  7. I'm totally doing this, lids, pans, and storage containers are the hardest things to organize. Pinned!
    Thank you for sharing at Treasure Box Tuesday.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  8. Wow, I've never heard of such a product!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Hey Bonnie! It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I would love for you to link up at our party this week and share your great idea! http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2014/04/link-party-with-morganize-with-me.html

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  10. Love this idea! You should see what I look like trying to shove my pots inside and getting the door to stay closed before slowly backing away. It's madness! I'm going to hunt for one of these for my cabinet!

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  11. Ah! I am so buying one of those skillet organizers! Genious. Thanks so much for sharing your tips and for linking up at the Sunday Soiree.

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  12. These ideas could Change. My. Life.
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206, Bonnie!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  13. OMGoodness...I needed to see this soooo bad. This will certainly come in handy, and I Pinned this as a reminder. I can't tell you how many times something has fallen or almost fallen out of our kitchen cabinets.

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  14. Thanks for sharing. I'm always looking for good ideas on organizing my pots and pans. :)

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  15. That is a cool rack. I never have enough space in cabinets. I keep buying gadgets and pans!

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  16. I found you on Simply Dream & Create's link party, and I'm SO glad I did. Our kitchen isn't small, but we definitely don't have a lot of cabinet or counter space. This is just such a great idea! Thank you so much!

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  17. This is going on my shopping list for next week. I am so space challenged. I am trying to discipline myself. I ask do I really need it and if I do then I have to give up something. It is not easy. :)

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  18. I need one of those racks so badly :) Thanks for sharing x

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  19. What a fabulous solution to better store those pots and pans! Thanks for linking up!

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  20. What a great way to organize your skillets!

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  21. I'm going to have to look for one of those, if only to spare myself the noise of pulling one pan out and having the other clatter around. I hate that sound!

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  22. very creative love your ideas
    come see me angie @ annies home http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  23. those are great tips...with a tiny apt and an older than dirt dish washer, we store our pots and pans in the oven and in the dishwasher. That is a great idea for dishes though. Happy Mommy Monday

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  24. Neat tips!! I should get something like that rack. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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  25. Oooh! Yup I want one of those! Thanks for sharing! ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

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  26. I need more organization! Yep, great ideas thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives I'll be sure to vote for your at VB ;) Theresa

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    1. Thanks for your vote Theresa! I appreciate it!

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