You don’t need a fancy pasta rack to dry pasta. Hang your fresh pasta over the bars of a wooden indoor adjustable clothes rack.
If you recycle plastic shopping bags, using them to line small trash cans (about 12 inches tall), you know they have an annoying habit of sliding to the bottom of the can. To solve this problem, attach small adhesive coat hooks upside down on either side of the can, about 4 inches from the top. To secure the bag, simply slip the bag handles around the hooks.
Here’s a simple way to keep your pot lids organized so that you can easily match the right lid with the right pan. If you store your pans in a drawer, install a slender expansion curtain rod in the front. Stand the lids up straight against the rod, which will keep the lids in sight and in reach.