Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baking Pan Basket

Because of space limitations, not all of my pans are in the most convenient of locations. And sometimes, I get really tired of taking a whole stack of pans out of my cabinet, finding the one I want and then putting them all back.

While puttering around a few months ago, I came up with the idea to put a basket for pans on top of the refrigerator.

This basket holds only a small selection of pans, but is a variety of the ones that are used the most.

What's in the basket?

  • muffin pan
  • cooling rack
  • 5 bread pans
  • 8 inch square Pyrex 
  • small baking/cookie sheet
  • cutting boards 

    This simple little set-up has been such a  time-saver.  It's easy to grab what I need and also to put it back away after washing. It's also cute in a useful way.

    I have learned  that in a small space one needs to practice aesthetic practicality- creating a cute and homey feel while still making the space work for you. Baskets and other pretty containers often make this happen in my home.

    Having my pans within arm's reach works for me!

    **This post is a part of Works For Me Wednesday!

    6 comments:

    Kathi said...

    I LOVE baskets! I use them for EVERYTHING...spice packets, tea towels, stuff, erasers, toys, DVDs, stuff, socks, books, stuff, CDs, instruments, checkers, stuff...

    I should take a few pics and share too!

    I LOVED your version of the Valentine Garland...I have to get more creative!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kathi

    Becky said...

    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly said...

    I, too, dread pulling all of our pans out from under the stove (and doesn't it seem gross to keep them that close to the floor?) just to use one and then put them all back.

    This is a great idea for keep things handy and keep your kitchen looking good. Thanks for sharing!

    Mary Ann said...

    Kelly,

    Yeah it is a bit gross sometimes.:-)

    Thanks for visiting!

    Mary Ann said...

    Kathi,
    I use baskets for everything, too. Like you, I need them to hold stuff...;-)Don't want to deal with it? Throw it in a basket! Don't know how to organize it? Throw it in a basket!

    Thanks so much for visiting!

    Mary Ann said...

    Becky,

    You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!