Say Goodbye To Pots And Pans Clutter With This Genius Dish Rack Hack

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then you'll know there's nothing more annoying than a cluttered mess of pots and pans mounting on your countertops or even in your cupboards. Fortunately, you can transform this culinary nightmare into a blissful scene by implementing one very useful hack, which utilizes a dish rack to organize your assortment of pots and pans thanks to its unique design. With this kitchen staple, you should find that it's much easier to manage and store your pots and pans — perfect if you don't want any more messy sides or cupboards worming their way into your space.

Of course, if you already have a dish rack, then you'll be able to complete this hack for free, which is undoubtedly a win for your bank account. However, even if you do have to purchase a dish rack, you can find one at Walmart for $26.93, so it should be relatively inexpensive, meaning you don't have to worry about spending too much either. Now, all you need to do is gather up the mess in question and get ready to transform your kitchen storage.

Stack 'em up on your rack

To say goodbye to your messy drawers, simply slot your dish rack into your drawer or cupboard (preferably in a corner) and use it to slip one lid at a time into each slot of the rack. You should be able to fit quite a lot in, especially if you double up on storage by using a 2 tier dish rack from Walmart ($24.88) or this steel one from Wayfair ($39.99), both of which will allow you to store double the number of lids and are perfect for larger spaces or cupboards, or if you want to use it on your countertops. 

You could even attach the rack to your wall, providing you have lids that will fit comfortably inside it, which will make them easy to access and grab without you having to pull out a drawer. Once you have your rack in place, you can use the rest of the space to stack your pots and pans, helping you to prevent any clutter from accumulating that would have previously mounted up.

The reason this hack works so well is because the dish rack helps to separate everything neatly into place, rather than pots, pans, and lids piled on top of each other and difficult to access. However, if you do decide to add it to your wall, you'll have to ensure that the lids are secure, not loose, and not too big. Otherwise, they could drop out onto your counter, or even on you.