The first thing you need to do is find a good location for your baking pans. Don’t keep them all the way across from the oven or in a hard-to-access corner that’s a nightmare to get into. Find a good spot in your kitchen (this is unique to every home) and then make room for it!
If possible, store the baking pans vertically. This will make it so that you don’t have to fish around in all the pans when you’re looking for one specific pan. Not only that, but it will prevent the pans from dinging each other up and causing damage.
Lots of people like to use a file organizer as a cheap and easy way to keep baking pans organized. It allows you to divide your pans, keep them upright, and utilize the space as best as possible.
You could also consider inserting shelving if you want to increase the use of your vertical space. The shelves can be small and narrow and then just lay the baking pans down flat in them; this will be the best way to use shelves in a tall space.
Instead of shelves, you can insert vertical dividers. This is best of the cupboard or drawer is about the same height as your baking pans. Just slip the pans between the dividers and you’re good to go!
I’ve never done this one, but using a Lazy Susan can actually be a pretty effective way to store baking pans. You just have to spin the table around to find what you need instead of having to rifle through everything.
For the actual pans, I would suggest dividing them up by shape and purpose. Put all the casserole dishes together, all the glassware together, cupcake tins together, etc. Not only does this make it easier to store them, but it’s also easier to find what you need!
Store your baking pans by frequency of use, as well. Don’t put your most used baking pans at the back of the drawer just to have to pull everything back out in order to get to it.
Depending on your kitchen and family, this tip will vary. If you don’t have young kids, then I suggest storing your baking pans low. That way, if they fall when you’re getting them, they won’t break or get damaged. However, with young kids who often pull everything out of the cupboards, you may want to store your more fragile baking pans up high so they don’t get broken on accident.
Use a magazine rack to store the lids to any baking pans or pots that you may have. You can hang it over the edge of a cupboard door to make things soo much easier when it comes time to cook!