Summer of 60 Pins, #25 and #26: The Pots and Pans Drawer

The Pins: To make up for my lack of an originating pin in the last post about spices, this post has two pins. Yep, a double treat!

My pots and pans drawer is the focus here. The plastic liner is always sliding around. This pin from the ever-creative Jen from tater tots & jello is my answer.

                                                   Source: via Laura on Pinterest
She just used velcro dots to keep the containers in her make-up drawer in place. I work with velcro all the time, but I didn't think of this. Which is why I copy pins and don't have original ideas.

The second pin is a fairly recent one and uses a tension rod to hold lids:
                                       Source: via Laura on Pinterest

Since I already had a tension rod from a previous fail where the rod did NOT hold cleaning bottles,  I figured I didn't have much to lose. Plus, the idea is from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking, site of the folded sheets pin, #20 on my summer list.

Here's the drawer before:
The lids are in a rack, but they slide around. And if you look closely, you can see the plastic liner going up the back of the drawer.

Using the tension rod gave me a LOT of extra space. I was more pleased with this idea than I thought I would be. And you can't see the velcro squares, but trust me, I am going to be so much happier without a sliding plastic liner. That is so sad that my life is affected by securing plastic liner to a drawer in the kitchen...

And if you need tips for velcro, I learned one a long, long time ago when making velcro communication boards was all the rage for speech therapists. I don't know if I can share the tip with you. My mom reads this blog. I think she may be the only reader, and I don't want to alienate her.

Okay, just remember this is not my tip. I'm just sharing with you a hint I learned from workshop presenters to keep consistency in velcro attachment. You don't want to have hook sides and loop sides mixed up, after all. Stalling...

I'm embarrassed, so I'll make this quick. Think of the loop side as the female and the hook side as the male. This is a direct quote from the presenter: The female always receives, and the male always gives. That's it. See if you can ever attach velcro another way. Your velcro attachments will always be consistent from now on. And in the words of the presenter and Forrest Gump, that's all I have to say about that.

Moving on...

The Good: The tension rod is still holding the lids after several hours, which is more than I can say for the spray bottles I bought it for.

The Bad: Nothing yet.

Summary: I think these two ideas are a keeper for my pots and pans drawer!

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