Around Christmas time I asked for another pan. I wanted a 2 quart size that didn't come with the initial set that we had. I was really fed up with how difficult it had become to get a pan out of my pots 'n pan drawers so I emptied everything and went at it.
This is the 2nd drawer below and as you can see it was a disaster too. I had put my larger less used pots in the bottom and stacked inside of them but it was a chore to get to one of the larger pots out.
On the right side of the pots 'n pans drawer is a cabinet with two pull out trays. Through the years I've used them for a variety of things including baking pans and casserole dishes. More recently for dishes that I talked about in this post "here". These are Christmas dishes that had been in an upper cupboard and last year I moved them down here. My new ideas was for the big pots to go down here on this pull out shelf and since I rarely use these dishes I packed them in a plastic tub to save.
I was going to sell these but when I looked them up at Replacements Ltd., I decided to keep them. They've increased in value a bit so I'm hoping one of the kids will want them someday.
This is how the top drawer looks now. I didn't have the new 2 quart pan yet when I took this picture but once it came I just shifted the pots around a bit and they all fit nicely.
This is the bottom drawer now and it's sooo much easier to get at things now. One other time when I updated the kitchen I had Dan install the white enamel wire rack to hold the sandwich and quart sized plastic bags. It added a bit more efficiency for that kind of item. I have a small galley kitchen so every inch counts.
The bottom pull out tray now houses the larger pots and a couple of odd pieces. Can you believe all of this was in the bottom of the other drawer!
This is the upper pull out tray and I keep the small electrics on it and that has been working out great.
Downstairs in my utility room I have two pantry cabinets that also houses some rarely used things for the kitchen like cake carriers, and large serving trays.
This picture shows the cupboards I took a while back.
Over the weekend I made a pot roast and I was so thrilled to be able to get at the pot so easily!
My cold got much worse that I mentioned last week. I ended up at the doctor's office and I had developed a sinus and ear infection. Right now my left ear is mostly deaf but at least the pain has gone away. I've been on anti-biotics for almost three days and they are helping me turn the corner.
Thanks for visiting and I hope I've inspired someone to do some organizing!