The August issue of Real Simple magazine (pg. 36) has a great tip for maintaining order in the kitchen:
small tension rod
ORIGINAL PURPOSE: Hanging curtains.
AHA! USE: Corralling pot lids in kitchen drawers. Position the expandable rod a quarter of the way into the drawer and stand the lids up.
REWARD: Easier access to pots and their tops.
Do you use an item in an unconventional way to help keep your kitchen organized? Tell us about your simple solutions in the comments.
UPDATE: Several readers have inquired about the tension rod pictured and it appears to be this one, which expands from 15″ to 25″ and is available in a variety of finishes.