Monday, September 19, 2016

Tips for Storing Small Appliances

Here's my solution for "finding" more space to 
store all my small appliances. Plus, a great tip
on managing those loose dangly cords. 
I'll share that at the end
The top shelf in a kitchen cabinet is where I
 store all my small appliances: 2 waffle irons, 
regular and heart shaped, a George Forman 
small grill, a crepe pan (the kind you dip
 into the batter), a knife sharpener, and 
a sandwich maker.  I like that I can see 
them all and therefore use them. 
Notice the cord problem. 
I'm going to fix that too. 
The stuff was just stacked up there willy-nilly.
I do not do willy-nilly well, so what I decided 
was needed was another shelf.
As you can see I'm obsessed with turntables. 
I found this one at Walmart and it expands
to fit perfectly. Sofie thought that was a 
genius idea. 
 Everything off the top shelf. 
I keep an IKEA 2-step stool in the kitchen. 
It gets me to any shelf. 
 Now my little BIG tip! Here's my immersion 
hand blender. Notice the cord is out of control.
Also notice the tiny butterfly clips. I get those
whoever I buy orchids and naturally I save 
them. And naturally I keep those saved clips
 in one of my tennis cans. 
Well, they came in handy. 
Viola! Yes, just clip the cord onto
itself. it's fast, easy, and holds
the cord in place.
 I have enough of those little clips for all 
the appliances. 
 Secure the cords.
 When I unwind I just keep the clip on the cord
 so it doesn't get lost. Use and just
clip it together again. So easy! 
 If you have little girls, or little doggies, you 
probably have these clips already. I'm sure 
you can buy a bag at a dollar store or Walmart.
 or steal one off your orchid plant. 
 I put everything back in the cabinet, 
and had no dangling messy cords. 
Now I even have extra room. 
They are so much easier to get out and
the chance of getting bonked on the head
has been greatly reduced. 



  1. Great ideas for cords. I store small appliances on a shelf in the pantry that I'd rather be using for something else. I plan to pick up a shelf and move them to a high cabinet shelf. I also have a step stool in my kitchen for those tall shelves. Thanks!

  2. You always have the best ideas!!! Thank you~

  3. Love the shelf! I'm all for creating more are a genius!

    1. It took me a while to figure out this easy "genius" solution. So many places I can use it too. Thanks!

  4. Awesome idea for the cords and the orchid clips. You are just the best! I love extra shelving too....For me a lidded Longaberger basket is a great hiding spot.

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