This organization hack I’m sharing with you today was originally featured in a longer list of tips I posted last year. However, this particular hack was so brilliant that I feared a list didn’t really do it justice. So I’ve decided to revisit it today in its very own post, to give it the attention I know you’ll agree it deserves!
I discovered this “hack” while looking for a solution to the cord crisis I was having in my kitchen. We have a few small kitchen appliances that I keep on my counters for easy access, but I wasn’t sure what to do with all those cords! I didn’t want to leave them plugged in, because I know that many appliances consume power even when they’re not turned on. (Who wants to pay for power they aren’t actually using?)
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So I started searching for a storage solution for those cords, and that’s when I discovered them – Command Cord Bundlers.
You just stick one on to an appliance, and it will keep the coiled cord locked in place. I like to apply them to the back of the appliance so the cord is totally out of sight. (Oh, and if you ever want to remove the Cord Bundler for any reason, it’s totally removable, too!)
Thanks to the Command Cord Bundlers, my countertops look neater and tidier than ever! I put one on my blender and my stand mixer, and now I don’t know how I lived without them!
And these Cord Bundlers aren’t only useful for appliances. You can hang them up in a closet or your garage to keep extension cords and holiday lights neatly coiled and tangle-free! If you’re anything like me, once you realize just how useful these things are, you will start finding ways to use them all over your house. :-)
The one drawback is that they’re not really suitable for surfaces that get really hot (like a toaster or a toaster oven, for example.) The heat will melt the adhesive that keeps the Cord Bundler stuck to the appliance, and it will likely fall off.
Have you tried Command Cord Bundlers, or a similar product? I’d love to hear how you’re putting them to use in the comments below! :-)