Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Works-For-Me Wednesday

Has there ever been a time when you were in your home, perhaps enjoying a quiet afternoon with your children or an evening with your husband, and somewhere in the distance, from an undetermined direction, you began to hear a clattering... a clanging?

Sorry. That was me. That was the sound of me trying to wrestle my stock pot or frying pan out of the cabinet under my stove. I'm sorry to have disturbed your peace. :) I love, love, love my kitchen, but it doesn't have a lot of cabinet space. For the past 7 years whenever I have needed a pot or pan, there has arisen such a clatter everyone knew what was the matter! And I've needed to wear protective footwear.

I don't know what took me so long to do this! I decided a few weeks ago to begin searching for a pot rack to hang over our island. There is no shortage of them out there. And for the price of some of them, I could have simply added on to the kitchen! But I found a relatively inexpensive one. Here's the one I found at

Love. It. All of that used to be in a cabinet! And now it's not! Hallelujah!

And since I was in the mood to get things out of the cabinets and clear up valuable drawer and counter space, I decided to purchase a utensil rack. Not only does it help storage-wise, things are much more handy now!

I know this storage solution may or may not work for everyone based on the architecture of your kitchen (though I saw some low ceiling pot racks, wall pot racks, as well as freestanding ones). But, I have been loving this solution for our kitchen. And finding this one for WAY less than $100 with free shipping definitely worked for me!

For more tips, visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Val said...

Oh bless you! I've been trying to figure out what to do about my pots and pans FOREVER. My little dog loves/hates the sounds of those pots and barks when I pull them out. It's so annoying! And I have this whole method of how to stack them so they all fit, but if my dh does the dishes he does it all wrong and they won't fit and he ends up equally frustrated. THANKS for the tip and the awesome web link!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Gorgeous! I need to bite the bullet and install these things in our tiny kitchen so that peace will be restored to my home, too.

Alycia said...

That is so pretty! We used to have one like that also until we moved and our new kitchen no longer accomadated the pot hanger. I miss it!! Great job Cyndi~ I am sure you are enjoying it :)

marigold said...

I have an on-the-wall pot rack which I love. Our ceilings are vaulted and we have lighting up there so a ceiling pot rack wouldn't work. The wall rack works for me!