Organizing Small Kitchen Appliances

by Debra Wyatt
(last updated March 30, 2010)

When you first walk into your kitchen what do you see? Are your kitchen counters crowed with small kitchen appliances? If your kitchen is not a large one but you have a lot of small kitchen appliances, keeping them out on the counters is really not an option. Too many items on the kitchen counters makes your kitchen look messy. Displaying all the appliances on the counters also eliminates valuable workspace.

When it comes to storing and organizing small kitchen appliances the task can be almost overwhelming. With just a few guidelines and ideas the kitchen appliances can be stored and out of sight.

When starting to organize the small kitchen appliances you want to get rid of all the appliances that do not work or you don't use. If they are still working donate them to charity or give them to a friend or family member. It doesn't really matter; just get them out of the house.

When space is limited creativity needs to take priority. There are many different places that small kitchen appliances can be stored. If the garage is located next to the kitchen take a small area and claim it for the bulky kitchen appliances. Place some storage shelves in the garage, to be used just for the small kitchen appliances. This is a great place for the items that are used less frequently. The main idea is to designate a spot for the items.

When the electrical cord is attached to the appliance try wrapping the cord around the appliance. Twist ties and rubber bands work out great for keeping the cord in place. There are always special cord clips that can be purchased from organizational stores that work great, as well. It doesn't really matter what you use, though. The purpose is to keep the cords wrapped up, taking up less room and helping to keep things looking organized.

The more frequently used small appliances can be stored in the lower kitchen cabinets. The lower cabinets also handle the heavier appliances better. Place the appliances that are used less often towards the back of the cabinets. The appliances that are used more frequently should be placed in front where they are easy to get out and put away.

A lot of times the space over the kitchen cabinets is overlooked as a storage area. Placing your nicer and the newer items above the counters is a nice decorating touch. These appliances will be in plain sight and may need to be dusted and cleaned more often.

Author Bio

Debra Wyatt

Deb has a communications degree and applies her talents to her position as Marketing Specialist at Sharon Parq Associates. In her spare time she spends time with her children and grandchildren and devotes time to her church. ...

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