Use Pillowcases to Store Small Appliances

Use Pillowcases to Store Small Appliances

Taryn Williford
Oct 18, 2011

Dust is any appliance's worst enemy. And even though you might not use your small appliances every day, you still need to make sure they're protected year-round. Luckily there's an easy tool that'll protect your stored appliances against the harmful effects of dust: A pillowcase.

As much as we'd like to keep a minimalist lifestyle, we have to admit to owning more than a few unitasking devices. There's a couple of small appliances that spend most of their life in storage, waiting for the day where they might bake up a waffle or sew up a loose stitch.

But as they sit forgotten on top of the fridge or on a closet shelf, they're also collecting massive amounts of dust. Dust that can cause overheating and cut your appliance's lifespan.

You could go buy a specially-manufactured cover for each of your unitaskers—or go the home hack route and grab for the nearest set of linens. A pillowcase will fit over most of your small appliances and does a good job at keeping your tech dust and dirt free.

(Images: Taryn Fiol)

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