The Best Pot Lid Organizer!

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30 Minutes

Cabinets are so hard to keep organized. I’m always looking for great organization ideas. While looking around on the internet I saw people using the unused space between the cabinet door and their shelves for lids, and I thought, "what a great organization solution! I've got to try this."

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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

All you need are some command hooks. It's really simple, and you can basically buy them anywhere. I got mine from Amazon!

Here’s my messy cabinet. See how unorganized it is? Step 2: Prepare Your Sticky Hooks

I peeled the front paper off of the sticker and attached it to the hook, following the package’s instructions. Then I peeled the back off of it, so it was ready to stick. Step 3: Use the Lid to Measure

I placed the hooks onto the lid and then placed the lid where I wanted it to go (where it’s handle hits between the shelves) and pressed lightly. This way I didn't have to guess the distance between the hooks, and I knew it would fit. Step 4: Press Firmly and Wait

I pressed the hooks firmly to the cabinet door (without the lids, of course). Then I waited 30 minutes before using them, as per the instructions on the package. Step 5: Hang your Lid

Lastly, I just slipped my lid into it’s custom holder. Ta Da!

The great thing about command hooks is I can change the locations whenever I want, because they're so easily movable. I think I'm going to do this for all my pots and pans.

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25 questions
  • Dpi9333840
    on Aug 7, 2016

    I want to know how you used two hooks for three lids?

  • Linda
    on Aug 13, 2016

    I've never seen a cabinet like yours. Is it custom built or is there a way I could purchase one like that? Thanks in advance.

  • Carla Randall
    Carla Randall
    on Aug 13, 2016

    I really like the fact that no holes have to be drilled. The color of your cabinets is beautiful! There are lots of pull out drawers on the market but I especially like yours. Did you put them in after market? If so, do you recall where you got them? Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Inge Hoare
    Inge Hoare
    on Aug 13, 2016

    Do they not fall forward when opening doors ?

  • Nan
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Where are the pullout pan shelf units from?

    • Carol Singleton Ashworth
      Carol Singleton Ashworth
      on Aug 14, 2016

      I have some that are different, got them from Lowe's. We liked them so much after we installed the first set we purchased a second set for another wide cabinet.

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Aug 16, 2016

      We had them put in when we changed our kitchen cabinets a few years ag. but every hardware store has the hardware for it.

  • Eil8361917
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Hi, I'm sorry but I can't tell from the pictures how many hooks were used for each lid? These books look realativy small - was there a size on the package? Thank you--lids are always hard to store.

    • Hem9247816
      on Aug 14, 2016

      Look like 2.

    • Eil8361917
      on Aug 14, 2016

      Thank you - that's what I think it looked like, but just couldn't really tell -only 2 packages were purchased, but didn't say how many in a package either. Thanks again.

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Aug 16, 2016

      two hooks for every lid

  • Jasmine
    on Aug 14, 2016

    if each shelf is stuffed all the way out to the door, then one couldn't close the door fully with the lids hanging like that.

    • A.  Ballard
      A. Ballard
      on Aug 14, 2016

      Notice where the handles are placed in relation to the shelves.

    • Linda Laster
      Linda Laster
      on Aug 14, 2016

      You will have at least 3/4" because of the frame that the door rests on.

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Aug 16, 2016

      Yes, I had to carefully place the lids so that the handles hit in between the shelves. There is a small gap between the door and the shelf in general, one of the reasons this tip is so great because otherwise that space is never used.

    • Mary Ragan
      Mary Ragan
      on Sep 7, 2016

      My husband hung a super sturdy curtain rod on our kitchen wall for lid storage, and we have a hanging pot rack. (Too many lids to place them on top of the rack)

  • Nan
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Thanks Carol. How wide is the cabinet you have these slidets in? I'm trying to organize the big area under the island cooktop.

  • Helen Skaleris
    Helen Skaleris
    on Aug 15, 2016

    What brand shelves are those and where can I buy them?

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Aug 16, 2016

      I'm not sure the brand name we had a carpenter friend all them because the are extra wide. I know they sell the hardware at lowes.

    • R Walter
      R Walter
      on Sep 22, 2016

      You can find something similar at the Container Store. I installed mine (bamboo) onto the existing shelves in my pantry and absolutely love them.

  • Grandma Ali
    Grandma Ali
    on Dec 10, 2016

    Do you have to remove the kids to open the drawers? And do the drawers slide past the hooks? Please.

    • Lorry Goff
      Lorry Goff
      on Dec 12, 2016

      Always remove the kids. My motto is "no kids in the kitchen"!

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Dec 12, 2016

      You yo make sure to place the lids between where the drawers hit, then you should have no problems.

    • Bettyanne Courtright
      Bettyanne Courtright
      on Aug 23, 2017

      Never heard of removing yours KIDS to be able open a drawer
    • Aniad
      on Aug 26, 2017

      Lol! I think it was a typo...supposedto be lids
    • Siri
      on Aug 26, 2017

      Of course it was a typo 😉. OMG.
    • Patty Frisch Badali
      Patty Frisch Badali
      on Aug 26, 2017

      How ironic, I was just trying to organize my lids and thought I need to check out Pinterest for some idea and Bingo! Checked my email first and here was my solution. TY
    • Grandma Ali
      Grandma Ali
      on Aug 26, 2017

      Oops! Haha, of course I meant lids, but Lorry Gof that's a good motto!!
      I'm so surprised I'd not been back to this. Rofkmsl
  • Jac15689435
    on Dec 31, 2016

    How do you start the process

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Jan 1, 2017

      By holding the lid up against the door. That way I can check it the door will close when the lid is in that location, then a hold on the hooks at the bottom of the lid.

  • O.shag
    on Feb 22, 2017

    Do the lids fall if door is shut hard?

    • Shawna Bailey
      Shawna Bailey
      on Feb 22, 2017

      Nope never

    • Gay Wright Eadie
      Gay Wright Eadie
      on Aug 26, 2017

      What about pull out drawer/shelves? Can the shelves be pulled out with the lids on the doors?
    • Kathy Gydus
      Kathy Gydus
      on Aug 26, 2017

      Good question glad you brought that up...just by looking at the pictures it does look like the lids would get in the way.
    • Jud11548937
      on Aug 26, 2017

      I dont have easy close drawers for pot and pans so Im stuck !

  • Geertrude Moulijn
    Geertrude Moulijn
    on Aug 26, 2017

    How many hooks per pot over?
  • Alex
    on Aug 26, 2017

    what size hooks are used?
  • Skd
    on Aug 26, 2017

    What about cooking and washing lids?
    • Katey
      on Aug 26, 2017

      The lids are easily removed from the hooks to use for cooking or to be washed because they're only attached at the bottom.
  • Marilyn Nelson
    Marilyn Nelson
    on Aug 26, 2017

    Nice idea! What brand are the pull-out drawers your pots are in? They're so practical. Love your colors too.
    • Kit Kat
      Kit Kat
      on Aug 29, 2017

      I was wondering about the pull-out drawers too. I like them and the lid idea is great. I would need to do the pan organization as well as the lids as my cabinets look like hers used to. LOL
    • Joe Jones
      Joe Jones
      on Feb 25, 2018

      The pull out drawers can be found at Lowe’s and Home Depot behind the cabinet section. They have the garbage can slider so you can put can under the sink. There’s a lot of cabinet organization things back there.

  • Shh15203094
    on Aug 27, 2017

    Does the cabinet door close all the way with the lids on the door?
    • Cathy
      on Aug 27, 2017

      You need to make sure the lid Top handle do align with the pullout drawer
  • Gye28205270
    on Oct 12, 2017

    There are so many sizes & kinds of Command hooks. Which size & kind exactly was used for this project?
    • Joe Jones
      Joe Jones
      on Feb 25, 2018

      It’s the ones pictured. They are clear and if you look at them they make a half loop that your lid will fit into , almost like a hand holding them.

  • Laura Setter
    Laura Setter
    on May 3, 2018

    Any other suggestions other than command hooks. I wouldn't have any lids left if I used those. They don't last.

    • Pam1418628
      on Jul 18, 2018

      You got that right!

      I used them in the bathroom...the picture fell down in 3 months...used them in the kitchen to hang something extremely light....took 3 days for that to fall down. Followed the directions to the "T"...

    • Gayle Deas
      Gayle Deas
      on Jul 18, 2018

      I used them to hang a metal tray on my dining wall. It was down in a couple weeks. One fell off the wall completely and the other broke. I'm glad the tray was metal and not glass. I would not trust them on my glass pot lids. This is a good idea, but I would use a hook that screws in.

    • LeeEllen Zahorsky
      LeeEllen Zahorsky
      on Jul 19, 2018

      I hundred 8x10 pictures, 3 fell, one was broken. They might hold a basket or poster

  • Mar5256953
    on Jul 18, 2018

    Where did you get your slid out cabinet draws?

    • Nat
      on Jul 19, 2018

      Ikea sells great slide out drawers that are really sturdy

  • Sue
    on Jul 19, 2018

    Where do you get the clear backed adhesive hooks? All I find are those with white adhesive. I want to use them on my outside pantry to hang my hot pads and gloves and don't want to see the white. Also, where do you buy pull out drawers cheap?

  • Mary
    on Jul 20, 2018

    Where can I find the slide shelves for my cabinets in my kitchen and bathrooms

  • Louvina
    on Jul 24, 2018

    Where did you get your cabin drawers?

  • Linda
    on Aug 18, 2018

    I never get foaming bubbles. The baking soda just sits there. Why?

  • Sweetsuzee
    on Aug 20, 2018

    I want to try this but I've been having difficulty finding the precise Command hooks used in this project. Anyone know product #?

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  • Tina
    on Sep 8, 2018

    I see that you have glass lids hanging by command hooks. I use a lot of the command hooks, but I would never hang glass by one because once In while it does come off the wall or cabinet.

  • Ilene
    on May 20, 2020

    I used C/H to help support this heavy lid on the side of my fridge. Magnets with eye bolts, a painted dowel, and end pieces. I found a long tube in my craft stuff. Have no idea what it was for but it was perfect size to cut small pieces for ends of dowel so it couldn’t slip out of the eye bolts. I have had other lids inside cabinet doors for a long time. Have to admit it would have been very helpful to have an extra hand to help with placement if C/H.

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