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
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
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.
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