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<p>that cool trick </p>
<p>Peel-off adhesives stick better if the area is wiped w/alcohol first and both area and stuckum are warmed w/hair dryer or even a wet washcloth (esp when applied to smooth surfaces). That said, the hooks I've bought from dollar stores usually fall off within a few months, and I've given up on them. If I WERE to use them for lids, esp glass ones, I'd drill a hole in each and secure with a tiny wood screw--1/2 inch max. OR: use cup hooks. I'd also put the heaviest lids closer to the hinges--the doors on most cabinets are just laminate-covered slabs of glued wood chips, very susceptible to weight pulling down on the hinges. Those are glass lids--heavy--not light metal.</p>
<p>Jeez, this is 3 years old. Recycling are we?</p><p>zapp</p>
<p>New to this also. Just because it's old news to you, doesn't mean is old news to everyone.</p>
Like the lids. Pots are just pots.
<p>What????? Not making any sense with &quot;Like the lids. Pots are just pots.&quot;</p>
<p>The pots suck. The lids came with them on bottom.</p><p>zapp</p>
I am new to Instructables so I'm glad this idea was recycled. It will make it so much easier to find the right lid, and my arthritic back and knees need that.
<p>100 screw in hooks for $3.00. Heat shrink cushioning and yes, the pots that came with the lids aren't anything special.</p><p>zapp</p><p>zapp</p>
<p>I used Command brand hooks, three for the largest lid. Completely removable - no permanent impact.</p>
<p>I tried this a couple years back. Be sure you get hooks with strong adhesive. After less than a week, mine came loose!</p>
<p>If you are questioning the strength of the adhesive, play it safe. Drill a hole in the hooks before attaching them, and then add a screw to reinforce it. If you are putting screws into a particle board or MDF core door, use coarse, deep threaded screws and take care not to over tighten them. The threads of standard wood screws are too dull and sheet metal screw threads are too close together. Both will do more damage than good to particle board or MDF.</p>
<p>yes... afraid the glass lids will fall and break.</p>
<p>The lids are more than likely to be tempered glass like the ones I have. I have dropped mine so many times and they have never shattered or broken. Glass lids have to be tempered in order to be used on the stove.</p>
<p>Grate I am going to try this one.</p>
<p>Doing this! Thanks for sharing the evolution of the improvements to this idea, as well. </p>
Great idea, I'd been trying to figure out what to do with my pot lids for a long time. This worked great, and freed up a drawer!
<p>I need this in my life - doing it tonight! Thank you!</p>
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<p>Bought pots on sale at target. Slightly disappointed but I keep the hooks on hand and they made great storage solutions with addition of aquarium tubing. Did this about a year ago. <img src="http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/C8TO/IG2JNPMF/FZEC8TOIG2JNPMF.SQUARE2.jpg" style=""></p><p>zapp images posted previously and here though comment seems to ignore the fact.</p>
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<p>Great idea but you must make sure the lid handle will prevent the cabinet door from completely closing. I could be wrong but in the photo it appears to me that the handle of the lid would prevent that.</p>
<p>I think that If he turns it so the handle is horizontal it will just go over </p>
<p>Damn fine idea. Bloody great!</p>
<p>Fixings? Do you mean findings or hardware? </p>
<p>Love it! Doing it today!</p>
FantaSTIC!! And so simple! My lids were annoying me yesterday - I'm going tho do this today. Thanks for the post!
<p>Genius!</p>
<p>i need this in my kitchen </p>
<p>Awesome ... </p>
<p>Thanks!</p><p>I did it using vinyl-coated steel cup hooks from Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/p/OOK-7-8-in-20-lb-White-...</p><p>$2 for 4 screw hooks.</p><p>They screw into the wood for a bit more security. They can accommodate thicker lids if you use pliers to unbend the hooks a bit - just gotta be careful you don't rip the vinyl coating.</p>
<p>I did this and love it. BUUUT, I had to make readjustments. You need to watch how the shelves and lids line up. I couldn't close the door because the lids were in the way. But after a little relocation it's perfect. Less jumbled mess in the cabinet and easy to find the right lid. </p>
<p>This is genius. &deg;,&deg;</p>
<p>I just did this and love it. Fortunately I already had command strips. I'll pick up a few more and put some inside the cupboard as well. Thanks!</p>
<p>If you use 3M Command hooks and make very sure that the surface to which they are applied is clean, that will not happen. I hate to sound like an advertisement, but I swear by this brand for this kind of application.</p>
<p>My problem with this idea is that adhesives aren't forever; they will fail and usually at the worst possible moment. It's a nice idea, don't get me wrong, but those hooks need some form of more permanent help.</p>

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