How to Store Small Appliances
With Really Long Cords

A Thousand Words

When your apartment is smaller than most of your suburban friends' bedrooms, space for extra appliances can be a serious problem. There's no room on the counter for your blender or you have to keep your seldom-used game console tied up to the TV all the time. But the biggest problem with storing small appliances and devices are those too-long power cords that seem to drag behind you as you lift and carry.

Jen Grant Morris of A Thousand Words came up with this brilliant solution for storing her breadmaker's long cord:

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You can do the same thing to your stored small appliances' cords/ Using a set of clean-release photo hanging strips (or any set of adhesive Velcro), attach one side to your appliance's power cord. Then, wrap the cord snugly around the appliance, and attach the other strip to the appliance exactly where the end of the power cord sits.

You'll be able to securely wrap your appliance's cord around itself, which makes for easy pantry or closet storing, with no cords dragging behind.

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